Verimatrix has announced that its Video Content Authority (VCAS) 3 solutions have been chosen for the IPTV and multi-screen upgrade at Taiwan's largest telecom operator, Chunghwa Telecom.
Chunghwa Telecom opted for the upgrade as a result of increased 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.
Ericsson announced its selection by Chunghwa to lead the deployment of the upgrade, with Verimatrix solutions addressing all aspects of content protection and revenue security for the project.
“Chunghwa Telecom represents a significant upgrade in the video industry as it marks a major network transition to offer more advanced multi-screen video services,” said Steve Oetegenn, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for Verimatrix. “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.”
The next-generation multi-network deployment will feature 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.
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). This customer win is the 10th joint customer since the Verimatrix-Ericsson relationship was established.