SOURCE: Verimatrix


September 14, 2009 06:00 ET

Verimatrix VCAS for DVB Wins Best Content Protection Technology at CSI Awards

DVB Broadcast Content Protection and Conditional Access System Recognized for Innovative Multi-Level Security on Single Head End to Maximize Revenue Potential

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - September 14, 2009) - IBC 2009 -- Verimatrix, setting the standard in content security technologies that enhance the value of pay-TV networks, picked up the Best Content Protection Technology award for the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) for DVB at this year's Cable and Satellite International (CSI) Product of the Year Awards, announced at the IBC 2009 show currently taking place in Amsterdam.

CSI's judging panel selected Verimatrix as the best candidate from four shortlisted solutions, recognizing its technological innovation for VCAS for DVB, which enables pay-TV operators to combine standards-based Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) technology for broadcast distribution with the interactivity of IP-based networks using a single, robust security solution.

Verimatrix developed VCAS for DVB in response to demand from cable, satellite, terrestrial and IPTV providers that recognize the potential for these hybrid approaches to enhance their service offerings -- combining traditional digital broadcasting with premium video-on-demand (VOD) content.

Steve Oetegenn, chief sales and marketing officer at Verimatrix, commented, "We are thrilled with our recent industry recognition for VCAS for DVB. We are providing traditional broadcast network operators an innovative approach to revenue security with the ability to handle the inevitable trend towards interactivity. Pay-TV operators across all networks are embracing cost-effective software-only solutions which, when implemented correctly, can be more secure than legacy smart card systems."

The CSI award follows on the heels of the International Engineering Consortium InfoVision Award that Verimatrix received last week for VCAS for DVB.

About Verimatrix

Verimatrix sets the standard for content and revenue security solutions for pay-TV networks, 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