Thomson Video Networks’ Partnership with Verimatrix Integrates OTT Delivery and Rights Management
RENNES, France(16 Mar 2012)
Thomson Video Networks and Verimatrix have successfully integrated a solution for high-quality delivery of over-the-top (OTT) services with secure content protection and rights management. By combining Thomson’s ViBE VS7000 platform with the Verimatrix VCAS™ for Internet TV security solution, service providers can offer outstanding picture quality while ensuring that content rights are not infringed by unauthorized use.
Thomson Video Networks’ ViBE VS7000 Convergent Video System offers class-leading video quality at a variety of bit rates using adaptive bit rate encoding technology, and can stream high value content to smartphones, tablets, computers, set-top boxes, and connected TVs. The Verimatrix VCAS solution provides convenient and secure management of the digital rights associated with the content. The two systems are fully interoperable and are being deployed in combination to deliver HDTV OTT channels in Asia.
“The exceptional live encoding performance of the VS7000 illustrates how delivering video services over the Internet using adaptive streaming can rival traditional TV delivery platforms,” said Steve Oetegenn, chief sales and marketing officer at Verimatrix. “This trend makes it all the more important that the service revenues and content are protected with a proven mechanism for authentication and entitlement, just as they are with traditional broadcast platforms.”
The ViBE VS7000 is a breakthrough “anything in, anything out” encoding/transcoding platform for Web TV, OTT services, IPTV, and cable delivery. Supporting multiscreen, multicodec, multiformat applications, the VS7000 offers superior picture quality to provide a best-in-class customer video experience. It is a highly resilient platform with a uniquely integrated operation, automatic load balancing, and fail-over features.
“The combined products make the solution easy to deploy and risk-free for the customer,” said Eric Gallier, vice president of marketing, Thomson Video Networks. “Verimatrix is a leader in developing and deploying such solutions, so it’s a very natural partner for Thomson Video Networks, and this is an extension of the partnership we have had in the past related to IPTV telecom systems.”
Verimatrix specializes in securing and enhancing revenue for multiscreen digital TV services around the globe. The award-winning and independently audited Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) and ViewRight® solutions offer an innovative approach for cable, satellite, terrestrial and IPTV operators to extend their networks and enable new business models cost-effectively. As the recognized leader in software-based security solutions for premier service providers, Verimatrix has pioneered the 3-Dimensional Security approach that offers flexible layers of protection techniques to address evolving business needs and revenue threats. Maintaining close relationships with major studios, broadcasters, industry organizations, and its unmatched partner ecosystem enables Verimatrix to provide a unique perspective on digital TV business issues beyond content security as operators seek to deliver compelling new services. Verimatrix is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company. For more information, please visit www.verimatrix.comand at its Pay TV Views blog, and follow the company at @verimatrixinc, Facebook and LinkedIn.
About Thomson Video Networks
From the very onset of digital TV broadcasting, the Thomson name has been synonymous with supplying expertise, quality, and reliability to the world’s leading broadcasters. Since delivering the world’s first large-scale direct-to-home satellite system, Thomson Video Networks has been a global leader in compression systems for satellite, terrestrial, cable, IPTV, mobile TV, and Web streaming. The company helps its customers deliver superior quality video to anything from small handheld devices to large 3D HD screens, with the lowest bandwidth to ensure a profitable business model. A trusted supplier to more than 20 percent of the active channels deployed worldwide, with a global support presence and a reputation for delivering quality at every stage, Thomson Video Networks offers the experience and range of products to meet every need, from hybrid multiformat compression systems to contribution links for content exchange networks.
Information about products from Thomson Video Networks is available at www.thomson-networks.com.