SOURCE: Verimatrix

March 11, 2008 03:00 ET

Verimatrix Secures TUS TELEKOM's New IPTV Offering

Largest Slovenian Alternative Provider Deploys VCAS to Secure VOD Content

LONDON--(Marketwire - March 11, 2008) - IPTV World Forum, Stand #117 -- Verimatrix, setting the standard in content security technologies that enhance the value of pay-TV networks, today announced that Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) for IPTV has been deployed to secure Video-on-Demand (VOD) premium content as part of TUS TELEKOM's IPTV offering.

Through the advanced application of Internet cryptography, including PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) and X.509 digital certificates, VCAS offers much higher levels of content protection than traditional smartcard systems and automatically identifies security breaches. VCAS for IPTV is designed for two-way networks and has been integrated with Dreampark's middleware and Envivio's headend equipment for the TUS TELEKOM platform.

TUS TELEKOM is a telecommunications provider operating an ADSL network within Slovenian territory, offering the service on two networks; its own and on an incumbent network. Its IPTV service is a response to the growing demand for entertainment and is available initially on the TUS TELEKOM network.

"It is of paramount importance that our personalized television model is totally secure," said Marc Witteveen, IPTV project manager, TUS TELEKOM. "Verimatrix delivered a solution that not only added to the overall value of our network, but was cost-effective and quick to implement. An added benefit is that Verimatrix's system will allow us to easily scale as uptake of our network increases."

"The implementation of VCAS in TUS TELEKOM is another example of our product's success in Europe," said Robert Payne, vice president of EMEA, Verimatrix. "TUS TELEKOM is a forward-thinking provider of pay-TV in Slovenia and has successfully rolled many services into one easy-to-use package. Through our partnership, we will work together to deliver top-quality content services to the Slovenian public."

About TUŠ TELEKOM

TUŠ TELEKOM d.d. is the largest alternative provider of integrated telecommunication services on the Slovenian market, and the first telecommunication operator in Slovenia to offer innovative service quadruple play, which includes fast Internet access via xDSL technologies, IP television and fixed and mobile telephony, which is marketed under the brand name Tušmobil.

State-of-the-art technology and innovative services, however, are not its only competitive advantages. TUŠ TELEKOM forms part of the Tuš business system, which, with a growth rate of 16 percent, is one of the most successful and rapidly growing retailers not only in Slovenia, but in all of Europe. Besides retail, Tuš international business system also includes entertainment, recreation, culinary arts and energy resources. It has proven its excellence with almost 20 percent share of the domestic market, over 3.900 employees and a yearly realization of more than 600 million euros. For more information, please visit www.tustelekom.si

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.