Rosmedia Launches Distributive IPTV Service Protected by SecureMedia

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009
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Leading Russian telecommunication provider offers tailored digital content based on regional and local interests, secured by the award-winning Encryptonite One™ System CA/DRM

OLYMPIA, LONDON, UK — IPTV World Forum — SecureMedia, the technology leader in open content protection software for secure video and multimedia delivery over IP networks, today announced that Rosmedia, a leading IPTV Operator based in St. Petersburg, Russia and allied with RosTelecom, Russia’s National Telephone Carrier, has successfully launched their new IPTV service protected by SecureMedia’s Encryptonite ONE™ System CA/DRM (conditional access/digital rights management) technology.

This leading-edge tiered network, with a presence in St Petersburg and Moscow, provides service to both individuals and to community system operators powered by Netris’ carrier-class platform, IPSoft iVision Hosted Edition and IPSoft iStream video server.

“Adopting the Encryptonite One™ System was an easy choice as it is recognized as the best CA/DRM available,” said Oleg Milov, CEO of Rosmedia. “It allows us to acquire premium content from the world’s major studios and exceed our customer’s expectations to experience and enjoy superior entertainment. We are also delighted with the support we have had from SecureMedia to deploy our new IPTV service.”

“Rosmedia is a new successful deployment that we have rolled out together with SecureMedia,” said Alexey Bugay, CEO of Netris. “For Rosmedia, the Encryptonite One™ System protects not only broadcast but also Video on Demand content delivery from our IPSoft iStream video server. We find this service exciting for the market and plan to use it in other deployments”.

“Rosmedia is a key operator in the Russian marketplace and we are excited to be the security solution of their state-of-the-art, distributed IPTV network”, says Fred Ellis, COO at SecureMedia. “This deployment highlights the flexibility and extensibility of the Encryptonite One™ System to successfully and economically secure operator and multi-locale sub-operator IPTV implementations and we look forward to future geo-expansion of the service.”

About RosMedia

Rosmedia was created as a vehicle to develop an IPTV complete solution for the Russian marketplace under the guidance of CEO Mr. Oleg Milov. With a proven IPTV ecosystem of middleware from Netris and digital content protection from SecureMedia, delivery service began late 2008, offering subscribers multi-channel broadcast TV and Video-On-Demand. Expansion of the service includes the addition of new community IP Operations in the Moscow and St. Petersburg regions and by increasing its program offering with a mix of Russian and Western content.