Kaonmedia, a provider of digital set top-boxes and Verimatrix, a specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-screen digital TV services, have announced a partnership that resulted in the deployment of a next-generation over-the-top (OTT) TV experience for Etisalat’s OnWeb service. The service is a part of Etisalat’s eLife offering.
“Kaon is committed to technological innovation and to providing our customers with the most intuitive, consumer-oriented set-top box designs on the market today,” said Hwa-seop Lim, Establisher and Chief Executive Officer, Kaonmedia. “Partnering with Verimatrix is a natural choice for us, as the company shares the same commitment to innovation. Additionally, leveraging their VCAS technology will help us deliver the highest-quality OTT TV experience to our growing base of joint customers.”
The partnership resulted in the development of a new Android-based smart pay-TV solution, which boasts Kaonmedia’s Android-based SmartCube/TV+ consumer devices, coupled with digital TV revenue security from Verimatrix’s Video Content Authority System (VCAS) for Internet TV.
The resultant solution offers a secure broadcast television quality solution for OTT delivery of premium content, which will be further supported by an intuitive user interface with easy navigation among video services, full Internet access and a multitude of apps from the Kaon App Store.
The joint solution has already been deployed as a key component of Etisalat’s OTT services in the UAE. Etisalat deployed Kaon and Verimatrix’s Android smart pay TV solution to enhance its OnWeb service, which is part of eLife. The solution is currently being deployed with additional operators.