SOURCE: Verimatrix

Verimatrix

March 23, 2010 04:09 ET

Verimatrix Secures Enhanced Hybrid DVB-C/IP Digital TV Services for TelstraClear

VCAS for DVB Delivers Software-Based Content Security Solution for TelstraClear's Upgraded Hybrid Network and Advanced Digital Video Recorder

LONDON--(Marketwire - March 23, 2010) -  IPTV World Forum 2010, Stand #117 -- Verimatrix, setting the standard in content security technologies that enhance the value of pay-TV networks, today announced TelstraClear as a new DVB hybrid operator that will be securing its pay-TV revenue with the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) for DVB. Using a custom hybrid platform, a joint development between Verimatrix, TelstraClear and Digisoft.tv, the service will deliver a wide range of pay-TV services over an advanced network to the New Zealand market.

TelstraClear Ltd. is New Zealand's second-largest full service telecommunications company with 400,000 subscribers and a subsidiary of Telstra Corp. in Australia. As the leading provider of triple-play services, the operator recently upgraded its fibre-based distribution and broadband IP network to deliver digital video recording (DVR) functionality, high definition (HD) on-demand channels and other interactive capabilities. TelstraClear has been providing cable TV for 15 years to customers in two of New Zealand's largest cities and has market-leading uptake of its TV service with existing customers.

"From the start, we recognized the advantages of Verimatrix's approach to hybrid networks as it streamlines the management and operational costs of a single content security solution at the head-end, while at the same time enabling new revenue-generating services," said Jeff Doyle, market manager, InHome Services, TelstraClear.

VCAS for DVB enables TelstraClear to combine standards-based Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) technology for linear content distribution with a broad range of IP-based services using a single robust security solution. The hybrid STB will provide subscribers with more innovative and interactive capabilities.

"TelstraClear's decision to deploy a hybrid DVB-C/IP solution allows them to provide the most advanced on-demand and interactive services to their cable customers through an IP-based network," said Steve Oetegenn, chief sales and marketing officer at Verimatrix. "We are excited to contribute our expertise and leadership of modern, software-based content security to enable the development of an innovative hybrid set-top box for TelstraClear's advanced service that will open new opportunities for its subscribers."

Doyle will present TelstraClear's case study on its "Advanced Hybrid Pay-TV Deployments in New Zealand" today, March 23rd at 14.15 at the IPTV World Forum event in London. To read more about what operators should consider when upgrading their networks, download Verimatrix's white paper on "New Content Security Strategies Transform Pay-TV Service Migration" at www.verimatrix.com/migrate

About TelstraClear
TelstraClear is New Zealand's leading voice and data company, providing innovative market leading products, services and customer focus to the business, government, wholesale and residential sectors. TelstraClear has the best IP network in New Zealand, has a superb triple-play offer of voice, internet and digital TV services for residential customers in Wellington, Christchurch and Kapiti and offers seamless trans-Tasman services for corporates. Telstra is wholly owned by Telstra Corporation Limited, Australia's largest telecommunications company. www.telstraclear.co.nz

About Verimatrix
Verimatrix is the global leader in software-based pay-TV content security and sets the standard for revenue security solutions, with a global customer base of premier service providers. The Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) offers a suite of independently audited, next-generation solutions and is consistently ranked as the global leading IPTV content protection solution. The company's 3-Dimensional Content Security approach, built around VCAS and its ViewRight® client device technologies, enables the business of content delivery to screens of all types, across multiple networks, while using multiple layers of protection techniques to achieve the widest security perimeter. Maintaining close relationships with major studios, broadcasters, industry organizations and a progressive partner ecosystem helps address the challenges facing the pay-TV industry of today, and anticipate the challenges of tomorrow. For more information, please visit www.verimatrix.com or our Pay TV Views blog to join the conversation.