VCAS 3 Taking Center Stage at IBC
We are very pleased that VCAS 3.0 has been shortlisted for this year’s CSI Awards in the Best Content Protection category! VCAS 3.0 was developed to match operators’ needs that are shifting beyond that of content protection alone, towards the broader perspective of revenue security. Disney CEO Robert Iger put it this way, "People are willing to pay for quality. They are willing to pay for choice. They are willing to pay for convenience. There's plenty of room for people to spend more money on things they are doing online. We're not monetizing as much as we do in our traditional business," he said. "I think it is wrong to assume that because there is a lot on the Internet that is free that it is going to be impossible to monetize content." VCAS 3 provides the tools and support for to address new opportunities arising from the accelerating convergence of video delivery over various types of networks – whether managed or unmanaged – to a multitude of devices. It enables operators to meet these new challenges and turn these into opportunities for growth. In the past several months, we have announced several customers that have deployed solutions based on the VCAS 3.0 architecture including the rollout of Hybrid DVB-C/IP platforms with New Zealand’s second-largest telecommunications operator TelstraClear, Finecom in Switzerland, Cablemas in Mexico and Gtd in Chile. Plus the DVB-S deployment with ABS-CBN. We were able to support these operators’ vision to take their subscribers beyond present one-way broadcast services to a solution that allows new methods of video content delivery and ultimately provide more value to their customers. The new services will deliver PVR functionality, HD, on-demand channels and other interactive and Internet-based services. We will be talking more about this at IBC in September. Please be sure to visit our “new” booth in Hall 4 Booth B84. We will be posting more information on what you can expect from us at the show this year! UPDATE: CSI introduced a Highly Commended award this year for those categories that were hotly contested. We are proud to receive the Highly Commended award for the Best Content Protection solution at this year's IBC. Congratulations to the team!