SAN DIEGO, CA and STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN--(Marketwire - Feb 19, 2013) - Verimatrix, the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-network, multi-screen digital TV services around the globe, and Com Hem, a leading supplier of pay-television, high-speed broadband and fixed-telephony to 1.74 million connected households in Sweden, today announced that the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) has been selected to secure Com Hem's advanced multi-screen TV services scheduled to launch Spring 2013. The new service will be delivered via the TiVo advanced television solution.
Verimatrix VCAS solutions provide a complete security infrastructure for advanced multi-network pay-TV services. Com Hem's broadcast and hybrid STBs will feature advanced cardless ViewRight® clients that complement enhanced HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) ViewRight Web support for PC/Mac, tablet and mobile devices -- all from a single conditional access (CA) platform.
Jens Persson, development manager of Com Hem, stated, "We recognize Verimatrix as to provide value in securing our new multi-network services. A single source for rights management across linear and on-demand content offers our customers the absolute best television experience. Verimatrix has provided excellent support in the integration of VCAS with TiVo and we look forward to launching one of the world's most advanced TV services."
Joshua Danovitz, vice president & general manager, international, TiVo Inc., stated, "We are excited to work with Verimatrix, as a trusted security provider, and Com Hem to deliver an advanced IPTV solution that allows non-set-top-box subscribers to enjoy TiVo, for the ultimate combination of traditional and next-generation television."
"We are delighted to be chosen by Com Hem for this leading-edge deployment that highlights the power of hybrid network architectures. Providing an integrated experience across these touch points demands a sophisticated combination of user interface, metadata and security technologies," said Steve Oetegenn, chief sales and marketing officer, Verimatrix. "We feel that the partnership between TiVo and Verimatrix provides a compelling combination of strengths to Com Hem that optimize quality, functionality and the consumer experience."
About Com Hem
Com Hem is the leading supplier of pay television, high-speed broadband and fixed telephony in Sweden. Approximately 40%, 1.74 million, of Sweden's households are connected to Com Hem's network, with access to the market's broadest range of television services. Com Hem offers attractively priced, high-quality and comprehensive services for television, broadband and fixed telephony. The company was established in 1983, is owned by BC Partners and has approximately 950 employees and head offices in Stockholm. www.comhem.se
Founded in 1997, TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO) developed the first commercially available digital video recorder (DVR). Today TiVo is a global leader in advanced television service for virtually any platform or device. TiVo offers its service directly to consumers, and also distributes its technology and services through solutions tailored for cable, satellite and broadcasting companies. Since its founding, TiVo has evolved into the ultimate single-solution media center by combining its patented DVR technologies and universal cable box capabilities with the ability to aggregate, search and deliver millions of pieces of broadband, cable and broadcast content directly to the television. TiVo also continues to weave itself into the fabric of the media industry by providing interactive advertising solutions and audience research and measurement ratings services to the television industry www.tivo.com.
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.