Telefonica del Sur selects Verimatrix to secure IPTV service

Telecom Lead Europe: Telefonica del Sur (Telsur), part of
the Chilean Grupo Gtd telecommunications group (GTD), has selected the Verimatrix
Video Content Authority solution to secure its IPTV service.

Telsur selected VCASâ„¢for IPTV as a replacement
for its existing conditional access system (CAS) to achieve better performance.

Verimatrix claims that VCAS enables the secure delivery
of linear TV broadcast and on-demand video services, and offers a solid upgrade
platform that Telsur can use to cost-effectively enhance its competitive

“Our previous CA provider was not able to
sufficiently support our growth plan so we chose to invest in Verimatrix as a
means of future-proofing our technology,” said Fernando Gana Barroilhet,
general manager, GTD Imagen S.A.

“We value the VCAS ability to easily scale and
support our emerging business initiatives. Since implementing the Verimatrix
solution, we have experienced a steep growth in our subscriber base and
revenues, which undoubtedly is influenced by the higher performance and
scalability of VCAS for IPTV,” Barroilhet added.

IPTV users will get better performance since VCAS for
IPTV is integrated with Minerva’s iTVManager, which provides middleware and
service delivery platform for management of video services over broadband

The integrated solution is installed on set-top boxes
made by Wistron NeWeb Corporation (WNC), Amino, a IPTV STB manufacturer, and
Xavi, developer of the first hybrid IPTV/DVB-C STBs in Latin America.

“This deployment is particularly noteworthy because
it not only reinforces our market leadership position in Chile, but also
underscores the importance of selecting a flexible and scalable security
solution such as VCAS to support both immediate and emerging digital TV
security needs,” said Steve Oetegenn, chief sales and marketing officer.

VCAS for IPTV is an integrated component of the umbrella
VCAS 3 architecture, which enables secure video delivery across a broad range
of networks and device types. VCAS 3 shifts the value proposition beyond
content protection, towards the broader perspective of revenue security.

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