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September 07, 2012 03:05 ET

Verimatrix and Divitel Partner to Extend Reach of Ziggo TV App

Collaboration Provides Leading Dutch Operator With Enhanced Security for Multi-Screen Video Service

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - Sep 7, 2012) - IBC 2012 -- Verimatrix, the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-screen digital TV services around the globe, and Divitel, an independent systems integrator for professional media solutions, today announced they have successfully collaborated on the expansion of Ziggo's Ziggo TV app. Ziggo is the largest cable operator in The Netherlands, providing video, broadband internet and telephony services to more than three million cable subscribers.

The collaboration enabled Ziggo to expand its Ziggo TV multi-screen service with support for Apple and Android devices. The service, which is delivered via a Ziggo-managed WiFi connection, enables triple play subscribers to view live TV channels via HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) and secured using a Verimatrix ViewRight® Web-enabled app.

Divitel served as the systems integrator for the deployment, which relies on the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) for Internet TV to provide a seamless and transparent security solution across a range of devices for streamlined multi-screen video services, while also ensuring the consistent quality of experience (QoE) for consumers. Additionally, VCAS for Internet TV, which includes enhanced HLS security techniques, enables operators such as Ziggo to easily phase in support for additional desktop or mobile devices in the future.

Partners RGB Networks and Edgeware also played critical roles in the deployment, with RGB Networks enabling the transcoding and packaging of the video, and Edgeware's Convoy Video Delivery Network (VDN) providing a unified framework for video delivery.

"There are many challenges associated with deploying multi-screen video services, with content security perhaps being the most complex and having the biggest impact on the bottom line," said Gerton van den Beld, chief commercial officer, Divitel. "Partnering with Verimatrix was an easy decision for us, as the company is a true pioneer in multi-network, multi-screen revenue security, and its experts possess the knowledge required to successfully provide enhanced OTT security functionality."

"In the world of multi-screen video, having a broad and trusted partner ecosystem is critical to the success of the deployment," said Steve Oetegenn, chief sales and marketing officer, Verimatrix. "When each partner is committed to excellence, truly great results can be achieved for the ultimate benefit of the operator. We are proud of our collaboration with innovators such as Divitel on the ZiggoTV deployment, and look forward to working with them in the future to fuel the rollout of successful multi-screen video services around the globe."

Verimatrix will be demonstrating its multi-network revenue security solutions at IBC 2012, RAI Amsterdam, 6-11 September 2012. Visit booth #4.B54 to see demos of how the VCAS architecture addresses both current and future business challenges.

About Divitel
Divitel has established a reputation as an independent systems integrator and solutions provider for professional systems in the worldwide DVB and broadcast market. The company is regarded as a Center of Excellence and has a broad experience in the fields of digital and analog TV, broadcasting and IPTV solutions. Divitel manages platforms, which are providing more than 200 million viewers on a day-to-day basis. Companies offering digital television turn to Divitel to effectively set-up the entire chain. Divitel was established in 1997 and has offices in Germany, Portugal and Curaçao; its headquarters are situated in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands. Divitel is ISO 9001 certified. www.divitel.com

About Verimatrix
Verimatrix specializes in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-screen digital TV services around the globe. The award-winning and independently audited Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) and ViewRight® solutions offer an innovative approach for cable, satellite, terrestrial and IPTV operators to cost-effectively extend their networks and enable new business models. As the recognized leader in software-based security solutions for premier service providers, Verimatrix has pioneered the 3-Dimensional Security approach that offers flexible layers of protection techniques to address evolving business needs and revenue threats. Maintaining close relationships with major studios, broadcasters, industry organizations, and its unmatched partner ecosystem enables Verimatrix to provide a unique perspective on digital TV business issues beyond content security as operators seek to deliver compelling new services. 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.