Chunghwa Telecom selects Verimatrix and Ericsson for IPTV platform

Telecom Lead Taiwan: Verimatrix, a provider of security
solutions for multi-screen digital TV services, announced that its Video
Content Authority (VCAS) 3 solutions have been selected for the IPTV
and multi-screen upgrade at Chunghwa Telecom. Chunghwa has also selected
Ericsson to lead the deployment of this upgrade, with Verimatrix solutions
addressing all aspects of content protection and revenue security for the


This multi-network deployment at Chunghwa Telecom 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.


Thew deployment is aimed at growing customer demand for
multi-screen video services that can be enjoyed on connected TVs, PC/Macs,
smartphones and tablets with a significantly enhanced solution combining IPTV
and over-the-top (OTT) delivery.


“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,” said Steve
Oetegenn, chief sales and marketing officer for Verimatrix.


The Verimatrix software-based revenue security 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 (STB).


The VCAS architecture provides a complete, integrated
suite of solutions to secure video delivery to traditional STBs and the widest
variety of Internet TV-enabled devices.


The flagship VCAS for IPTV and VCAS for Internet TV
solutions are key to this new generation of services, both upgrading the
existing delivery infrastructure and extending deployment reach with
multi-screen capabilities using state-of-the-art adaptive rate streaming


Last year,Verimatrix
announced its partnership with LG Electronics that enables versatile
software-based security for premium IP video services across connected TVs and
other CE devices.


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