SOURCE: Verimatrix

Verimatrix

April 12, 2010 09:02 ET

OnKast Deploys IPWorldTV Delivery Platform Secured by Verimatrix

Innovative Turnkey IPTV Delivery Platform Gains Traction in Market

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - April 12, 2010) -  NAB 2010 Booth #SU1926 -- Verimatrix, setting the standard in content security technologies that enhance the value of pay-TV networks, and IPWorldTV, a provider of an end-to-end IP-based content delivery platform, today announced OnKast as the latest customer to take advantage of the unique IPWorldTV solution to offer both local/ethnic and mainstream international content streamed to TVs. OnKast is a leading aggregator and distributor of local and international content based in the Washington, DC metro area and specializes in international content programming to subscribers around the globe.

IPWorldTV offers a patented IPTV platform that uniquely combines its content delivery network (CDN) and proprietary set-top box (STB) to manage the four main steps in the video delivery process: content acquisition, video processing, video encoding and video management. Based on the DVB-IP standard, the IPWorldTV platform can deliver high-quality content to any location without network congestion and packet loss issues otherwise associated with unmanaged networks. The company implements a proprietary quality of service (QoS) technology that enables a true television experience over the Internet.

OnKast is able to deliver content in standard and high definition using the IPWorldTV platform to consumers who are looking for alternatives sources of international content not offered today via satellite or cable operators. Verimatrix's VCAS for IPTV was selected to secure real-time video and audio streaming over the network and is integrated with the subscriber management system (SMS) from MagnaQuest.

"As an alternative video delivery service, we needed a cost-effective solution and competitive price point to attract subscribers," said Hanz Kraft, senior director of Content Acquisition of OnKast. "The IPWorldTV platform offers a turnkey solution for delivering very high quality content, without any major infrastructure investment, to anywhere in the world. Verimatrix's IP-based software security solution is perfectly aligned with IPWorldTV's value proposition. We are pleased that Verimatrix lived up to its reputation in the market by working with us to provide a bullet-proof security solution."

VCAS for IPTV provides a more sophisticated level of content security than traditional smart card-based systems for service providers, content aggregators and resellers that must secure revenue on their IP networks for live broadcast and video-on-demand content. A downloadable security system for IP clients is not only more secure, it enables less expensive set-top box hardware and can be quickly updated as required to combat potential pirate attacks. 

"We are thrilled to be working with Verimatrix to offer ultimate flexibility for operators to deliver their content over the Internet, securely, anywhere in the world," said Max Pekcan, COO of IPWorldTV. "Our rapid growth is evidence of the demand for alternative video delivery services and we are satisfying that demand with our platform and multiple service operators."

"The growth of IPWorldTV is a clear indicator video delivery models are rapidly changing," said Steve Oetegenn, chief sales and marketing officer at Verimatrix. "We have built our security solutions to be flexible and scalable, which allows us to more easily meet evolving operator needs on any type of network to any device."

About IPWorldTV Inc.
IPWorldTV Inc., a California-based company, has been in the IP streaming/solutions business since 2005. The company's IP-based delivery platform enables both SD (standard definition) and HD (high definition) content to be delivered to the end user's location with bitrates starting at 600Kbps up to 6 Mbps. IPWorldTV's proprietary set-top boxes are capable of handling live streaming services through the secure and managed IPWorldTV content delivery network. More than 80 international channels are available on the IPWorldTV platform.

About OnKast
Onkast is a leading aggregator and distributor of local and international content using state of the art turnkey IPTV technology. Locally based ethnic content + internationally based leading providers of linear and VOD content. Our audiences are consumers who are looking for alternatives sources of International content not offered today via satellite or cable operators. For more info contact Hanz.kraft@onkast.com, www.onkast.com

About Verimatrix
Verimatrix is the global leader in software-based pay-TV content security and sets the standard for content and revenue security solutions for pay-TV networks, with a global customer base of premier service providers. The Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) offers a suite of independently audited, next-generation solutions and is consistently ranked as the global leading IPTV content protection solution. The company's 3-Dimensional Content Security approach, built around VCAS and its ViewRight® client device technologies, enables the business of content delivery to screens of all types, across multiple networks, while using multiple layers of protection techniques to achieve the widest security perimeter. Maintaining close relationships with major studios, broadcasters, industry organizations and a progressive partner ecosystem helps address the challenges facing the pay-TV industry of today, and anticipate the challenges of tomorrow. For more information, please visit www.verimatrix.com or our Pay TV Views blog to join the conversation.