SOURCE: Verimatrix

November 11, 2008 08:30 ET

Avail Media and Verimatrix Speed Time-to-Market for Telcos Entering IPTV Market by Securely Delivering HD Content From a Central Headend

More Than 40 Independent Operators Capitalizing on the Integrated IPTV Wholesale Solution

ANAHEIM, CA--(Marketwire - November 11, 2008) - TelcoTV 08 -- Booth #827 -- Verimatrix, setting the standard in content security technologies that enhance the value of pay-TV networks, today announced it has secured more than 40 Avail Media affiliates that have signed up for live broadcast MPEG-4 IPTV content. The number of affiliates secured by the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS®) for IPTV represents 500,000 homes passed and 76 percent of Avail Media's total customer base launched in market today. Avail Media is delivering a combined MPEG-4 linear IPTV and VOD solution, providing network operators with all of the content, technology, hardware, and integration needed for a fully-encrypted, market-ready IPTV service.

Long-time partner Avail Media initially integrated the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) for IPTV in its network when the IPTV wholesale market was in its infancy. Verimatrix has enhanced its support for a broad spectrum of IPTV wholesale business models in VCAS for IPTV 2.3, which offers unique features to securely distribute required decryption keys to each telecommunications operator, enabling local key management.

"Verimatrix has been a valuable partner as this IPTV market has been defined for U.S. independent telcos," said Jon Romm, Avail Media's chief operating officer. "The model is being proven as a cost-effective, flexible, and profitable solution for telcos to compete against traditional pay-TV services in their markets. Verimatrix's content security to our transmission ensures Avail Media is delivering appropriately for our content providers while streamlining the process for commercially launching our affiliates in market."

"Avail Media has a compelling approach to IPTV wholesale services that meets the needs of its customers," said Steve Oetegenn, chief sales and marketing officer at Verimatrix. "We have participated in this market from the beginning and understand the issues and nuances in efficiently providing end-to-end encryption. We are excited to continue to work with Avail Media on the best IPTV solution for its customers."

About Avail Media, Inc.

Based in Reston, Virginia, Avail Media is the leader in providing managed content aggregation services through a fully-integrated, head-end infrastructure for the profitable deployment of IP video. Avail Media is the only company today to deliver to its affiliates a combined MPEG-4 linear IPTV, HD Overlay (MPEG-2/4) programming, and Video On Demand (VOD) solution. The Avail Media solution includes a full content lineup of live television programming with hundreds of channels, all quality-encoded in MPEG-4, IP-encapsulated, encrypted, combined with VOD, and designed for future value-added services. Avail Media's system has been designed for use by video providers of multiple types -- whether triple-play, quad-play, or pure video play. For more information, please visit

About Verimatrix

Verimatrix sets the standard for software-based content security and revenue enhancement technologies in pay-TV networks, with a global customer base of service providers. The Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) offers a suite of next-generation technologies that has been independently audited and ranked as the global leader in IPTV content protection. The company's 3 Dimensional Content Security approach, built around VCAS, enables secure delivery of content to multiple devices across multiple networks using multiple layers of protection techniques. Maintaining close relationships with major studios, broadcasters, industry organizations and partner ecosystem helps address the challenges facing pay-TV networks of today, and those of tomorrow. For more information, please visit