Netris Partners with SecureMedia to Deliver Leading Edge IPTV Systems to JSC Kazakhtelecom

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008
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The National Carrier of Kazakhstan deploys Netris’ premier IPTV Solution, protected by SecureMedia’s award-winning Encryptonite ONE™ System

MOSCOW, RUSSIA, AND NATICK, MA USA – IBC2008 PREVIEW — Netris, the leading IPTV integrator and provider of Multimedia Network applications, and SecureMedia, the technology leader in open content protection software for secure video and multimedia delivery over IP networks, today announced the first end-to-end IPTV installation under a contract with JSC Kazakhtelecom, the leading telecommunications operator in Kazakhstan. This comprehensive IPTV solution enables JSC Kazakhtelecom to rollout secure, world-class television programming and services this year in the capital city of Astana, which will then extend to other major cities throughout Kazakhstan.

With over 3.2 million fixed line subscribers, JSC Kazakhtelecom is one of the fastest developing telecommunication companies in the Former Soviet Union region. It is currently expanding its network coverage, modernizing and digitalizing its infrastructure and implementing a large-scale Next Generation Network (NGN) to offer new information and communication services throughout the Republic.

Netris has developed and provided JSC Kazakhtelecom with a state-of-art IPTV System that encompasses analysis, design, integration and deployment services, powered by IPSoft iVision IPTV Middleware, Netris’ advanced platform for interactive service delivery and protected by the Encryptonite ONE System, SecureMedia’s leading CA/DRM solution.

IPSoft iVision IPTV Middleware is a carrier-class service delivery platform to enable interactive multimedia and communication services for IPTV fixed and mobile networks. This efficient, reliable and flexible platform is built on open standard interfaces and is integrated with leading third party components including OSS/BSS and IP STBs. The platform is designed to provide a core service functionality of IPTV solution: interoperability of the components and a friendly interface to access Broadcasting over IP, VoD, PVR, TimeShift, EPG, Internet TV, HDTV and other services.

Timur Iseev, President at Netris, said, “We are happy to be working together with SecureMedia on such an important deployment that showcases Netris’ comprehensive support and rollout of IP services and SecureMedia’s proven digital content security solution. Our partnership with SecureMedia demonstrates how we can provide premium TV content that is approved by all Hollywood studios and network broadcasters to many new regions developing IPTV systems. We look forward to increased IPTV roll outs and especially our long term relationship with JSC Kazakhtelecom on continuing developments throughout 2008, 2009 and beyond.”

Both companies will be exhibiting at IBC2008, RAI Centre, Amsterdam from 12 to 16 September 2008, Netris (5.C17), SecureMedia (Stand IP214 in the IPTV Zone – Hall12).