Technologists discuss first- and second-screen TV advancements

Executives from set-top maker ABOX42, security specialist Verimatrix and online technology specialist Zattoo joined together yesterday to discuss the challenges facing operators as they move to the latest-generation of TV solutions. Speaking at the OTT/ IPTV industry breakfast briefing at the Crowne Plaza hotel in London’s Docklands yesterday, Matthias Greve, CEO of ABOX42, which specialises […]

Saffron Digital and Verimatrix partner on OTT security

Video platform provider Saffron Digital has partnered with security specialist Verimatrix to offer “advanced revenue security and monetisation tools” to broadcasters and operators. The new partnership will enhance Saffron Digital’s premium OTT platform, MainStage, by combining it with Verimatrix’s revenue security solution, VCAS for Internet TV. “Today’s pay TV operators and broadcasters expect enhanced content […]

Telefonica selects Verimatrix for Movistar TV security

Telefónica partnered with Verimatrix to provide “enhanced revenue security” for its Spanish IPTV service, Movistar TV. Telefónica has deployed the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS) for IPTV to protect revenues for Movistar TV’s premium channels, with service to be scaled to protect the entire offering. VCAS for IPTV has been integrated into Telefónica’s diverse […]

Verimatrix appoints new CFO

Content security specialist Verimatrix has named Cascadia Technology Group founder and CEO Charles Padgett as its new chief financial officer.  Padgett takes over from Tim Driscoll who held the post since 2007 and will be responsible for leading the company’s global accounting and finance functions, as well as “providing strategic guidance on new market opportunities.” Padgett […]

Verimatrix providing VCAS for Swisscom TV 2.0

Content security specialist Verimatrix has revealed that it is providing its VCAS content security system for Swisscom’s new TV 2.0 offering. The company has separately announced that it is providing VCAS to pay TV operator M7 Group to secure its on-demand service in the Netherlands. Swisscom’s Android-based TV 2.0 offering provides integrated live and […]

Deutsche Glasfaster chooses Verimatrix and Elemental

German FTTH operator Deutsche Glasfaster has chosen Verimatrix to provide its VCAS content security technology to support its linear TV, radio, video-on-demand (VOD) and multi-screen services.  The DGTV service is scheduled to launch in October 2014 and will offer German subscribers access to approximately 100 SD channels, 50 HD and 100 radio channels. The service […]

Verimatrix introduces VCAS Ultra

Content security specialist Verimatrix has unveiled the profile of VCAS Ultra, its next-generation Video Content Authority System (VCAS) architecture. VCAS Ultra will offer operators multi-network revenue security with the flexibility and scalability to meet future growth, according to Verimatrix. The system is designed to capitalise on the trend towards IP- and software-based technologies as the future […]

Akado deploys cardless CA via CI+

Russian cable operator Akado has begun deploying cardless conditional access from Verimatrix using CI+ modules. The move means that viewers with compatible TV sets can slot a cardless CAM into their TVs to view Akado’s digital TV services. China’s SMiT last month announced that it had become the first CAM manufacturer to secure Verimatrix certification […]

Cloud-based DVR remains challenging in Europe, say operators

Cloud-based DVR services remain problematic for operators due to restrictions on the use of content rights, according to a panel of cable executives and technologists at content security provider Verimatrix’s ‘Multi-Network Solutions in the Real World’ event, which took place ahead of the main conference sessions at ANGA COM today in Cologne. Erik Meijer, senior […]

Wananchi extends Verimatrix security deal

The Wananchi Group is extending its partnership with content security specialist Verimatrix, ahead of the launch of OTT video services from its East African pay TV operator Zuku TV. Since 2010, Wananchi-owned Zuku has used Verimatrix’s cardless Video Content Authority System (VCAS) for DVB solution to secure its DTH satellite TV services, and subsequently extended […]