Hathway selects Verimatrix to secure DVB hybrid network on Android TV

Thursday, October 11th, 2018
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India’s Hathway Selects Verimatrix to Secure DVB Hybrid Network Built on Android TV

  • Next-generation VCAS Ultra Framework Selected to Provide DVB Cardless Security for Long-term Flexibility

MUMBAI, India and SAN DIEGO — Verimatrix, a specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for network-connected devices and services, today announced Hathway Cable & Datacom Limited, one of the largest MSO and cable broadband service providers in India, as its latest Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS) Ultra™ customer. Hathway selected the next-generation cardless solution to secure its new DVB Hybrid Cable Box, which is the first set-top box (STB) of its kind in India to be built on Android TV O (Oreo) operating system.

“Because Verimatrix offers a variety of innovative next-generation solutions, backed by a well-established reputation in India, we didn’t have any hesitations in selecting the company as our preferred security provider,” said Hathway Chief Digital & Information Officer Vivekanand Tripathi. “While our initial focus is to optimize revenue security for our new DVB Hybrid Cable Box, our long-term vision is to expand the framework with more of the benefits Verimatrix has to offer, including analytics, digital rights management and more.”

To secure its Android TV deployment, it is essential for Hathway to have a separation between pay-TV security processing and data from other applications. Verimatrix has prior experience providing the necessary isolation, including decryption, for Android TV using VCAS Ultra.

Designed with the future in mind, VCAS Ultra can be adapted to support Hathway’s evolving needs as it begins to offer more advanced delivery models and more flexible subscription models. The future-proof platform extends the company’s reach to premium UHD services and advanced hybrid deployments by being pre-integrated with VideoMark forensic watermarking and ensuring compliance with MovieLabs’ specifications for Enhanced Content Protection.

“Our experience in securing Android TV deployments made VCAS Ultra the obvious choice to secure the DVB Hybrid Cable Box, but it is truly the flexible and scalable design of the platform that makes the most strategic sense for Hathway in the long run,” said Steve Oetegenn, president of Verimatrix. “VCAS Ultra offers a complete revenue security toolbox for encryption, watermarking and service management, so the initial DVB cardless deployment is really just the tip of the iceberg.”