Verimatrix Extends Collaboration with Bouygues Telecom for Enhanced Multi-screen Revenue Security
VCAS for Broadcast-Hybrid Provides Robust Protection for Leading French Operator’s Android TV box Deployment, codenamed “Project Miami”
Amsterdam, IBC 2014, 14 Sept. 2014 –Verimatrix, the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-network, multi-screen digital TV services around the globe, today announced that it has extended its relationship with Bouygues Telecom, a French mobile phone, Internet service provider and IPTV company. A longtime Verimatrix customer, Bouygues Telecom has now added the Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) for Broadcast-Hybrid to its security arsenal. The solution was deployed to protect Bouygues Telecom’s next-generation, Android TV box client devices, which offer a new class of premium home video service.
VCAS for Broadcast-Hybrid is a cardless revenue security solution that draws on the strengths of the global number one VCAS for IPTV, and the highly successful VCAS for Internet TV, to better enable combinations of secure multicast linear video with advanced adaptive bitrate streaming on-demand and catch-up services. It also ensures harmonized rights management for subscribers at home and on the go. The solution is well-suited for Bouygues Telecom’s IPTV service, which is delivered to set-top boxes (STBs), tablets, iPads and portable displays, enabling subscribers to seamlessly consume broadcast video, video on demand (VoD) and DVR content on additional screens anywhere in the home.
“Verimatrix is a reliable partner for Bouygues Telecom, and we trust them to provide us with robust, cost-effective revenue security solutions to support the full range of our multi-screen initiatives,” said Pierre Schaller, SVP Innovation and Strategic Alignment at Bouygues Telecom. “We consistently choose to collaborate with them because of their ongoing commitment to innovation, as well as their flexibility and ability to easily scale when we add new services.”
“Project Miami” is based on the Android OS and will deliver the best of premium IPTV and Android applications on TV. Ericsson served as the systems integrator for the project, with trusted Verimatrix ecosystem partners IfeelSmart, iWedia, and Marvell also playing critical roles.
“We are delighted to again collaborate with our valued customer Bouygues Telecom,” said Steve Oetegenn, president, Verimatrix. “VCAS for Broadcast-Hybrid offers Bouygues Telecom a compelling software-centric video service security solution that will enable them to better respond to new standards, new opportunities and the rapidly changing market dynamics.”
Verimatrix will illustrate the key role of multi-network revenue security at IBC 2014, 12-16 Sept 2014 at the RAI Amsterdam (booth #4.A55). During the exposition, the company will showcase its approach to IP-centric video services for progressive pay-TV operators. To book an appointment with the team at IBC 2014, please visit the Verimatrix website.
About Bouygues Telecom - www.bouyguestelecom.fr
As a full-service electronic communications operator (mobile, fixed, TV, Internet and cloud computing), Bouygues Telecom stands out for its innovative products and services and award-winning customer relations serving its 11 million mobile and 2.2 million fixed broadband customers, which include more than 1.6 million professional and corporate clients and 2 million B&YOU mobile clients.
After inventing the mobile talk-plan concept in France in 1996, Bouygues Telecom has always been a pioneer in innovation: it introduced the first unlimited call plans with Millennium (1999) and Neo (2006); in 2007, it launched the first fixed-mobile convergence offer for corporate customers; in 2009, it invented the “all-in-one” solution with ideo, the first quadruple play offer in the market; and, as early as July 2011, it invented mobile telephony 2.0 with B&YOU, the first SIM-only Web-Only offer. In June 2012, Bouygues Telecom launched Bbox Sensation, its new range of routers packed with the most innovative technologies on the market that will transform the digital home experience and in November 2013, the Box Internet by B&YOU, a double-play which democratizes the access to Internet. In January 2014, Bouygues Telecom and SFR concluded a strategic agreement to share a part of their mobile access networks: it will enable both operators to provide their respective customers better coverage, better quality of service, and to generate significant savings.
Its mobile network covers 99% of the French population with 2G, 96% with 3G+ and 60% with H+. Bouygues Telecom is also deploying a nationwide 4G network covering already 70% of the French population, bringing access to 4G to 44 million people in France.
Each day, the company’s 9,049 employees develop solutions aligned with changing customer needs. 2,000 customer relations advisers, a distribution network driven by their 2,500 sales advisers - and its websites combine to ensure optimum customer service on a daily basis.
Verimatrix specializes in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-network, multi-screen digital TV services around the globe. The award-winning and independently audited Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) and ViewRight® solutions enable cable, satellite, terrestrial, IPTV and OTT operators to cost-effectively extend their networks and enable new business models. As the established leader in cardless security solutions, the company has leveraged its innovative 3-Dimensional Security approach to provide harmonized rights for premium content delivery to a range of devices over new hybrid network combinations.
Maintaining close relationships with major studios, broadcasters, standards organizations and its unmatched partner ecosystem enables Verimatrix to provide a unique perspective on video business issues beyond content security as operators introduce new services to take advantage of the proliferation of connected devices. Verimatrix is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company. For more information, please visit www.verimatrix.com, our Pay TV Views blog and follow us at @verimatrixinc, Facebook and LinkedIn to join the conversation.