SOURCE: Verimatrix

Verimatrix

June 05, 2013 01:00 ET

Verimatrix Selected to Secure Magyar Telekom's Multi-Screen and OTT Video Initiatives

Leading Hungarian Operator Selects VCAS for Internet TV to Enhance Revenue Security for New Video on Demand Service

COLOGNE, GERMANY--(Marketwired - Jun 5, 2013) - ANGA COM 2013 -- Verimatrix, the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-network, multi-screen digital TV services around the globe, today announced that Magyar Telekom, Hungary's largest telecommunications company, has deployed the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System VCAS™ for Internet TV to provide revenue security for its new over-the-top (OTT) video on demand (VoD) service (www.moziarena.hu).

The new OTT video offer expands the existing Magyar Telekom satellite TV platform with interactive services for connected devices, and it is deployed over unmanaged networks featuring the HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) protocol. The pay-OTT offer is available on multiple screens, including PCs, Macs, iPhones, iPads, Smart TVs and Android-based phones and tablets. Huawei served as the systems integrator for the project.

"We chose to partner with Verimatrix for many reasons, including the ability for VCAS to uniquely scale and support both our immediate and emerging digital TV security needs," said Matthias Linder, networks technology director, Magyar Telekom. "VCAS gives us the flexibility to rapidly add the services that our subscribers crave -- ahead of our competitors."

As operators around the globe increasingly adopt hybrid network configurations, it is imperative to deploy a revenue security solution that seamlessly supports multiple networks and enables new business models. VCAS for Internet TV addresses these requirements by providing a complete digital TV security solution for OTT services over multiple networks. Featuring enhanced HLS security, VCAS for Internet TV secures pay-OTT services to multiple screens and across multiple network types, including both broadcast (linear) and VoD delivery modes. Specifically, VCAS for Internet TV provides pay-TV security features otherwise only found in managed DVB and IPTV networks, thus enabling the use of premium content for OTT services.

"Savvy operators such as Magyar Telekom are deploying robust and flexible revenue security solutions that enable them to support not only their existing broadcast services, but also the services of the future," said Steve Oetegenn, chief sales and marketing officer, Verimatrix. "Such solutions offer operators a distinct competitive advantage, in addition to facilitating increased efficiency by eliminating the need for multiple conditional access and digital rights management solutions."

About Magyar Telekom

Magyar Telekom is Hungary's largest telecommunication operator, providing the full range of telecommunication and infocommunication (ICT) services, including fixed line, mobile phone, data transmission and non-voice as well as IT and system integration services. Magyar Telekom has majority shareholding in Makedonski Telekom, Macedonia's largest fixed line and mobile operator and in Crnogorski Telekom, Montenegro's largest telecommunications service provider. Magyar Telekom's majority ownership (59.21 %) is MagyarCom Holding GmbH, which is fully owned by Deutsche Telekom AG. For further information visit www.telekom.hu

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