SOURCE: Verimatrix

Verimatrix

September 10, 2014 01:00 ET

Deutsche Glasfaser GmbH Selects Verimatrix to Power Multi-Screen Vision

VCAS for Internet TV Provides Robust Revenue Security for German Advanced Fiber Network Deployment

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS--(Marketwired - Sep 10, 2014) - IBC 2014 -- Verimatrix, the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-network, multi-screen digital TV services around the globe, today announced that Deutsche Glasfaser GmbH, a fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network provider, has selected the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) to provide enhanced revenue security for its linear TV, radio, video-on-demand (VOD) and multi-screen services. The DGTV service is scheduled to launch in October 2014 and will offer German subscribers access to approximately 100 SD channels, 50 HD and 100 radio channels.

Deutsche Glasfaser deployed VCAS™ for Internet TV to provide enhanced revenue security for DGTV, which is deployed over a fiber network featuring the HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) protocol. The new service can be accessed through multiple devices, including via an Abox42 model M20 set-top-box (STB), game consoles, both Android and iOS-based phones and tablets, PCs, Macs, and connected TVs. Key members of the broad Verimatrix ecosystem serve vital roles in the deployment, which also leverages Elemental's software-defined video processing technology, VisualOn's multimedia player for PC, Android and iOS, Cisco's servers and network technology, and Gluster FS' distributed file system.

"We chose to collaborate with Verimatrix on this important deployment as VCAS offers us the flexibility to cost-effectively secure the services that our subscribers demand," said Niels Jonkman, business manager, Deutsche Glasfaser. "The depth and breadth of the Verimatrix deployment ecosystem was also particularly attractive. Collaborating with best-of-breed vendors that have proven component integration points has certainly streamlined our deployment and reduced time to market."

VCAS for Internet TV provides a complete digital TV security solution for OTT services over multiple networks. Featuring enhanced HLS security, VCAS for Internet TV secures pay-OTT services to multiple screens and across multiple network types, including both broadcast (linear) and VoD delivery modes. Specifically, VCAS for Internet TV provides pay-TV security features otherwise only found in managed DVB and IPTV networks, thus facilitating the licensing of premium content for OTT services.

"As operators around the globe increasingly adopt hybrid network configurations, it is imperative to deploy a revenue security solution that seamlessly supports multiple networks and enables new business models," said Steve Oetegenn, president, Verimatrix. "VCAS is uniquely suited to help operators such as Deutsche Glasfaser scale and support both their immediate and emerging digital TV security needs. We congratulate them on the upcoming launch of their DGTV service and look forward to collaborating with them on future initiatives."

Verimatrix will illustrate the key role of multi-network revenue security at IBC 2014, 12-16 Sept 2014 at the RAI Amsterdam (booth #4.A55). During the exposition, the company will showcase its approach to IP-centric video services for progressive pay-TV operators. To book an appointment with the team at IBC 2014, please visit the Verimatrix website.

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About Deutsche Glasfaser
Deutsche Glasfaser's goal is to become the successful market leader in the FTTH market in German areas. Deutsche Glasfaser's strategy and vision is based on the offering of services across the entire FttH value chain ranging from marketing its services directly to end-users via its own ISPs, providing white label services to other service providers and providing dark fiber services to carriers/ISPs who are interested in setting up their own active infrastructure and service agreements. Founded in 2012, Deutsche Glasfaser entered the German FttH market to leverage on the proven success of Reggefiber in the Netherlands.

About Verimatrix
Verimatrix specializes in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-network, multi-screen digital TV services around the globe. The award-winning and independently audited Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) and ViewRight® solutions enable cable, satellite, terrestrial, IPTV and OTT operators to cost-effectively extend their networks and enable new business models. As the established leader in cardless security solutions, the company has leveraged its innovative 3-Dimensional Security approach to provide harmonized rights for premium content delivery to a range of devices over new hybrid network combinations.

Maintaining close relationships with major studios, broadcasters, standards organizations and its unmatched partner ecosystem enables Verimatrix to provide a unique perspective on video business issues beyond content security as operators introduce new services to take advantage of the proliferation of connected devices. Verimatrix is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company. For more information, please visit www.verimatrix.com, our Pay TV Views blog and follow us at @verimatrixinc, Facebook and LinkedIn to join the conversation.