SOURCE: Verimatrix


November 07, 2014 08:52 ET

Verimatrix Recognized for Two Innovation Awards for Advancing Pay-TV Revenue Security

VCAS Ultra and VCAS for Broadcast-Hybrid Both Achieve Finalist Status in Leading Industry Awards

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 7, 2014) - Verimatrix, the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-network, multi-screen digital TV services around the globe, today announced that its Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) has been shortlisted for two prominent industry awards -- the Fierce Innovation Awards and the Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards. The two shortlisted solutions both leverage the strengths of the field-proven and award winning VCAS multi-network content and revenue security solution for IP, broadcast, and hybrid networks.

VCAS Ultra™ is a finalist in the Conditional Access (CA), Digital Rights Management (DRM) and Authentication category of the Fierce Innovation Awards, while VCAS for Broadcast-Hybrid is a finalist in the DRM/Access Control Solution category of the Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards. Both solutions offer pay-TV operators an agile multi-network revenue security approach with the flexibility and scalability they need to meet their future goals for growth. VCAS Ultra enables service providers to take full advantage of next-generation ultra high definition (UHD) services and deploy in physical or virtualized environments, while VCAS for Broadcast-Hybrid supports combinations of RF and multicast linear delivery with advanced adaptive bitrate streaming video services. Video watermarking for forensic tracking is integral to both solutions and a requirement for premium UHD services.

"We are delighted to be recognized by both Fierce and Streaming Media -- two highly regarded media outlets covering next-generation video service operators," said Steve Oetegenn, president, Verimatrix. "Achieving finalist status for these two premier awards underscores our commitment to innovation, and reaffirms our ability to provide solutions for the key issues challenging the pay-TV industry."

The company has reached several significant milestones over the past year including the build-out of its new San Diego headquarters, winning the TV Connect award as Best Multiscreen TV Solution for VCAS™ for Internet TV, winning a CSI Award as Best in Content Protection for VCAS for Broadcast-Hybrid, and surpassing 50 million screens protected with more than 750 operators in 110+ countries and the unprecedented recognition as the number one global leader in software-based content security for seven straight years by MRG/SNL Kagan.

The winners of the Fierce Innovation Awards will be announced on November 12 at 2 p.m. EST; the winners of the Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards will be announced on November 19 before the keynote at Streaming Media West.

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, our Pay TV Views blog and follow us at @verimatrixinc, Facebook and LinkedIn to join the conversation.