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Magyar Telekom to launch OTT service with Verimatrix security

Magyar Telekom is launching an OTT service using Verimatrix’s Video Content Authority System (VCAS) for Internet TV. The new service,  is designed to expand 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.”

Separately, Verimatrix has announced a range of initiatives to help make pay-TV security integrity and flexibility more available to public broadcasters and free-to-air  services. As a component of these initiatives, Verimatrix has developed a solution to support a digital-terrestrial deployment approach for free services.

Verimatrix has customised its Verimatrix Content Authority System (VCAS) for DVB solution to be embedded in low-cost set-top boxes  and later enabled to manage cross-border transmission issues and enable future upgrades to pay TV services, the company said. Support for pay-TV and advanced services can be added without distributing hardware tokens or smartcards. Additionally, operators and vendors can prepare for hybrid broadcast/broadband deployment by embedding support for VCAS for Internet TV and/or VCAS for DASH in the products they deploy, according to Verimatrix.

Verimatrix is exhibiting at ANGA COM on Stand M10, Hall 10.1