SOURCE: Verimatrix

Verimatrix

April 12, 2010 09:00 ET

Verimatrix Secures Premium Content at FetchTV in Australia

VCAS for IPTV Integrates With Hybrid Set-Top Box to Secure Multichannel Digital TV and Video on Demand

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - April 12, 2010) -  NAB Show 2010 -- Booth #SU1926 -- Verimatrix, setting the standard in security technologies that enhance the value of pay-TV networks, today announced FetchTV as its latest customer to deploy its security solution. The Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) for IPTV enables the secure delivery of content from FetchTV's premium channels and comprehensive on-demand libraries.

FetchTV is a wholesale provider of subscription TV and interactive content offering a new and highly competitive alternative in the Australian TV market. Working in partnerships with leading Internet Service Providers (ISPs), FetchTV delivers broadcast quality content to customers' TVs via a broadband connection and the FetchTV set-top box (STB), which includes an advanced personal video recorder (PVR).

FetchTV has secured content deals with major studios and channel providers to offer an extensive selection of quality viewing options. Subscribers can also access a range of leading interactive and social media applications.

"Verimatrix's VCAS for IPTV is perfectly suited to our unique subscription TV solution," said Scott Lorson, CEO, FetchTV. "With the flexible and cost-effective security, we can provide our customers with premium content at competitive price point. Verimatrix's team has managed a very smooth and efficient integration process."

VCAS for IPTV, the global number one solution in IPTV content security, enables STBs or devices with embedded renewable ViewRight® security that can be updated as required to combat anticipated threats. Cryptographic and e-commerce technologies proven in Internet banking, enable VCAS to secure content and enhance revenue streams, while successfully combating digital piracy and unauthorized access wherever it may occur within the distribution chain.

"FetchTV is an exciting new entrant into the subscription TV market in Australia, where there is a large opportunity for alternative TV delivery services," said Steve Oetegenn, chief sales and marketing officer, Verimatrix. "The flexibility of our software-based systems enables us to secure the broad spectrum of subscription TV operators, especially those that are thinking creatively about TV delivery."

About FetchTV
FetchTV is an Australian founded and owned business, with backing from the Malaysian based ASTRO ALL ASIA NETWORKS subscription TV group. FetchTV is a wholesale subscription TV provider to leading Australian ISPs. The FetchTV service is unique in that it provides access to digital free-to-air channels, subscription channels, video on-demand and interactive content via an unmetered broadband connection, to the TV in SD and HD quality, instantly with no downloading delays.

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.