Verimatrix and LG enable security on Smart TV platform

Verimatrix, a provider of security solutions for
multi-screen digital TV services, announced its partnership with LG Electronics
that enables versatile software-based security for premium IP video services
across connected TVs and other CE devices.


The range of LG Smart TV devices, which includes 2011 and
2012 LED LCD Smart TVs, the Smart TV Upgrader, and connected Blu-ray players,
will offer embedded ViewRight Web and ViewRight IPTV client security and help
to enable a broader range of premium digital TV options from current and new
service operators.


This level of integration delivers an impressive Smart TV
user experience, capable of unifying an operator’s premium video-on-demand
(VOD) services, online video and social networking via customized interactive
TV applications.


The integrated VCAS security enables device
authentication and fine grain entitlement management across the full range of
linear and on-demand IPTV and Internet TV services, unified with the operator’s
existing pay TV subscriber management system and service provisioning systems.


“It’s become increasingly important for CE devices
to directly support the new service delivery models of both regional and global
digital TV service operators, including enabling IPTV and OTT content,”
said Young-jae Seo, vice president in charge of  Smart TV team, LG


“As a clear leader in revenue security for
IP-enabled service around the globe, Verimatrix becomes a natural partner for
the next stage of the connected TV evolution,” Seo added.


The LG Smart TV Solution for Pay TV Operators gives
multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) access to a powerful
services platform on which they can integrate traditional high-quality pay TV
content with today’s sought-after broadband services, delivering unprecedented
value to new and existing subscribers.


The Verimatrix
Content Authority System (VCAS) for Internet TV, together with VCAS for IPTV,
provide a complete digital TV security solution for IP video services. As
operators work on upgrades to their network architectures, IP-enabled services
are an important aspect of the enhanced value that can be created, both to
reach additional screens of their current subscribers and to extend their
service umbrella more broadly.



“Connected TV platforms are very important for the
digital TV services of the future. When a major CE vendor can offer a
combination of standards-based delivery support and robust security, existing
service operators have a very effective solution to deploy to their
subscribers,” said Steve Oetegenn, chief sales and marketing officer at


VCAS for Internet TV and VCAS for IPTV are components of
the VCAS 3 architecture, which addresses the new video marketplace with a
proactive revenue security and enhancement approach for DVB broadcast, hybrid,
and IPTV networks, including standards-based security for Internet TV delivery
on PC, phone, tablet, and set-top box devices.


Whatever network transition challenges are awaiting
service operators, VCAS 3 can help optimize operational costs and cast a wider
net with their service offerings. Featuring multi-format support, VCAS 3
extends digital TV services to multiple screens and across multiple transports,
including both broadcast (linear) and VoD delivery modes.


Verimatrix recently announced a
significant design win for its Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS)
3 multi-network security solution, protecting revenue streams for GO in Malta.


VCAS solutions provide comprehensive security for GO’s
delivery of combined IPTV and over-the-top (OTT) services over its broadband


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