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Chunghwa chooses Verimatrix

Taiwan’s largest telecom operator, Chunghwa Telecom, has selected content security specialist Verimatrix’s Video Content Authority 3 solutions for an IPTV and multiscreen upgrade.

TV and telecom technology giant Ericsson was chosen by Chunghwa to lead the deployment of this upgrade, with Verimatrix solutions addressing all aspects of content protection and revenue security for the project. The deployment will feature the Verimatrix VCAS for IPTV and VCAS for Internet TV security solutions, which integrate security techniques for video over managed and unmanaged networks with a single security authority head-end.

The solutions are integrated components of Ericsson’s Multiscreen TV and Media Connect platforms that will help extend Chunghwa Telecom’s brand and subscriber relationship beyond the set-top box.

“Chunghwa Telecom represents a significant upgrade in the video industry as it marks a major network transition to offer more advanced multi-screen video services,” said Steve Oetegenn, chief sales and marketing officer for Verimatrix. “We are seeing other top-tier IPTV, satellite and cable operators also evaluating their network migration strategies in order to stay competitive in this new world of pay TV. Verimatrix is focused on helping these services providers implement a flexible rights management strategy across a combination of managed and unmanaged video delivery networks.”

VCAS provides an integrated suite of solutions to secure video delivery to traditional set-top boxes and a wide variety of TV- connected using adaptive streaming, according to Verimatrix.