SOURCE: Verimatrix

June 24, 2008 03:00 ET

Verimatrix Secures TeliaSonera's Leading IPTV Service

No. 1 Nordic Telco Deploys Software-Based VCAS for Flexibility and Scalability

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - June 24, 2008) - Verimatrix, setting the standard in content security technologies that enhance the value of pay-TV networks, today announced that TeliaSonera has deployed the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) for IPTV for the tier one telecommunications operator's successful IPTV services in the Nordic region, Estonia and Lithuania. Telia Digital-TV, which was one of the first IPTV services in Europe to launch in 2005, offers subscribers compelling new programming packages that include 70 channels such as Discovery and the Disney Channel and a 24-hour on-demand library of movies.

Janne Yli-Äyhö, senior vice president and head of TV, Content and Digital Home, TeliaSonera, commented, "We needed a content security solution that we could install quickly and cost-effectively, and given our rapidly-growing subscriber base, it had to have proven scalability. There's no question Verimatrix can deliver iron-clad security for our broadcast and on-demand content. Plus, we were impressed with their ease of integration with our existing platform components."

Ranked as the most widely-deployed IPTV content protection system worldwide, VCAS for IPTV is a software-based solution that eliminates the vulnerabilities related to smart card-based architectures. Through the leverage of mature, proven two-way Internet security protocols, a Public Key Infrastructure public/private key pair system and X.509 digital certificates, the downloadable solution is not only more secure, it enables less expensive set-top box or client device hardware. Deployed with a large number of other tier one operators, VCAS for IPTV is well-suited to accommodate Telia Digital-TV's 300,000-plus subscribers.

"Our latest deployment with TeliaSonera is a testament to our product innovation and customer care support that enables us to easily respond to their content security needs," said Steve Oetegenn, chief sales and marketing officer, Verimatrix. "Telia Digital-TV is helping to advance IPTV services throughout Europe as they continue to deploy leading-edge technologies."

About TeliaSonera

TeliaSonera is the leading telecommunications company in the Nordic and Baltic region, with strong positions within mobile communications in Eurasia, Turkey and Russia. At the end of 2006, we launched mobile services in Spain. We are the leading European provider of quality cross-border voice, IP and capacity services, provided through our wholly-owned international carrier network. In 2007, TeliaSonera's net sales amounted to SEK 96.3 billion, and at the end of March 2007 the total number of customers exceeded 100 million in 15 countries. The TeliaSonera share is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange and the Helsinki Stock Exchange, and the company is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Simplicity and service are important tools for us in creating profitable growth and value for our customers and shareholders. Read more at www.teliasonera.com.

About Verimatrix

Verimatrix sets the standard for software-based content security and revenue enhancement technologies in pay-TV networks, with a global customer base of telecommunications providers. The Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™ ) offers a suite of next-generation technologies that has been independently audited and ranked as the global leader in IPTV content protection. VCAS was designed for two-way and hybrid networks to protect content and enhance revenue streams, while combating digital piracy wherever it occurs within the distribution chain. The company's content security experts maintain close relationships with the major studios and broadcasters to help address the challenges facing pay-TV networks of today, and those of tomorrow. Verimatrix customers benefit with most favorable access to premium content, enabling the richest, most versatile viewing experience for their digital video subscribers. For more information on why VCAS is the most widely deployed IPTV content security system with tier one operators, please visit www.verimatrix.com.