SAN DIEGO, CA and HONG KONG--(Marketwire - Dec 9, 2012) - Verimatrix, the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-network, multi-screen digital TV services around the globe, today announced that PCCW Limited's now TV is securing its over-the-top (OTT) video on demand (VoD) service with the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) for Internet TV. now TV is Hong Kong's largest quad-play pay-TV provider and has one of the world's largest commercial deployments of IPTV.
now TV leverages VCAS™ for Internet TV to provide revenue security for its now Video Express First, a pay-per-view movie on-demand service that offers subscribers access to the latest blockbuster movies distributed by major Hollywood studios in rich options of 3D format, high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) formats, and now Video Express Unlimited, a subscription-based movie and drama on-demand service. Deploying VCAS for Internet TV enables now TV to expand the number of devices that now Video Express supports to include both Apple and Android devices on top of PCs and Macs.
"Consumers today want to be able to watch their favorite movies and shows on the device of their choosing, wherever they want, whenever they want," said Keith Huang, vice president of Product Management, PCCW. "VCAS for Internet TV will enable us to fulfill content owners' stringent licensing requirements for content security, thereby increasing our access to premium content and helping us better satisfy our subscribers' thirst for the latest high quality content."
VCAS for Internet TV, a key option powered by the VCAS platform, addresses these requirements by providing a complete digital TV security solution for OTT services over networks implementing HLS. Featuring multi-format support, VCAS for Internet TV secures OTT services to multiple screens and across multiple network types.
"Supported by this robust new content protection system from Verimatrix, now TV can enhance the rollout of its new TV anywhere business models, particularly those that take advantage of earlier release windows (ERW) for premium VoD content," said Steve Oetegenn, chief sales and marketing officer, Verimatrix. "We are delighted to be a part of this exciting deployment and look forward to helping now TV further expanding their base of loyal subscribers."
About now TV
now TV is one of the world's largest commercial deployments of IPTV and Hong Kong's largest pay-TV provider. It is delivered by PCCW Media, the multimedia and entertainment subsidiary of PCCW Limited. PCCW also holds interests in telecommunications, IT solutions, property development and investment, and other businesses.
now TV serves Hong Kong with more than 180 channels of local, Asian and international programming, including premium content such as Spanish La Liga, English FA Cup, NBA, French Open, US Open, ATP World Tour, BWF Super Series, World Snooker Tour, F1 and PGA Tour. In addition, now TV is both a leading producer of news, sports and infotainment programming and a provider of a wide range of interactive services. now TV can be enjoyed on the eye devices provided by HKT, the telecommunications business of PCCW. Select now TV content and interactive applications can also be accessed via HKT's 3G mobile network and broadband service. To learn more about now TV, please visit www.now.com.
About PCCW Limited
PCCW Limited (HKSE: 0008) is a Hong Kong-based company which holds interests in telecommunications, media, IT solutions, property development and investment, and other businesses.
The Company holds a majority interest in HKT, Hong Kong's premier telecommunications service provider. HKT meets the needs of the Hong Kong public and local and international businesses with a wide range of services including local telephony, local data and broadband, international telecommunications, mobile, and other telecommunications businesses such as customer premises equipment sale, outsourcing, consulting, and contact centers.
PCCW also owns a fully integrated multimedia and entertainment group in Hong Kong, which includes a highly successful IPTV operation, now TV. As the provider of Hong Kong's first quadruple-play experience, PCCW offers a range of innovative media content and services across four delivery platforms -- fixed-line, broadband Internet access, TV and mobile.
Also wholly-owned by the Group, PCCW Solutions is a leading information technology outsourcing and business process outsourcing provider in Hong Kong and mainland China.
In addition, PCCW holds a majority interest in Pacific Century Premium Developments Limited, and overseas investments including the wholly-owned UK Broadband Limited. To learn more about PCCW, please visit: www.pccw.com/eng/
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 a harmonized rights platform 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.