Verimatrix Secures ABS-CBN Multi-Network Pay-TV Services with Cardless Solution on Unified Security Head-end
Filipino Media Conglomerate Enhances DVB-S and IPTV Networks to Increase ARPU and Decrease Operational Costs
PCTA Convention 2010, Pasay City, Philippines, Mar. 15, 2010 – Verimatrix, setting the standard in security technologies that enhance the value of pay-TV networks, today announced that ABS-CBN International has deployed globally the software-based Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) system on its DVB-S and IPTV networks. This marks the pay-TV industry’s first major upgrade to a cardless security solution for separate networks on a single security head-end.
ABS-CBN International is the largest and most successful broadcaster of Filipino content in the U.S., which, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates in Canada, Middle East, Australia, Europe and Asia-Pacific, distributes news and entertainment content. The operator made the decision to upgrade its security platform in conjunction with the transition to MPEG-4 on its DVB-S network and to enable new revenue streams on its various pay-TV networks. Verimatrix’s software-based approach to security offers ABS-CBN a more flexible and responsive solution for multiple network types, as well as a broader array of revenue-generating services.
“Verimatrix understood our security goals and challenges in undertaking such a significant network upgrade,” said Raffy Lopez, COO, ABS-CBN Global. “Protecting our assets is extremely important to us, but Verimatrix has also demonstrated that their software-based security solutions are a major factor in enabling new services across our networks.”
As part of ABS-CBN’s upgrade on its DVB-S network, Verimatrix deployed the cardless VCAS™ for DVB solution. The two VCAS solutions have been implemented within a unified head-end, which lowers operational and capital expenditure costs.
“Our deployment with ABS-CBN clearly marks a significant milestone for Verimatrix and the industry as more operators are contemplating landmark upgrades to their networks,” said Steve Oetegenn, chief sales and marketing officer, Verimatrix. “Software-based security is inherently more flexible to better manage the complex nature of delivering services to multiple screens through multiple networks.”
VCAS™ for IPTV, the global number one solution in IPTV content security, enables small and large pay-TV deployments and supports the full spectrum of emerging IPTV wholesale/retail business over satellite, fiber and other distribution network architectures. VCAS™ for DVB enables system operators to combine DVB broadcast technology with interactive IP service delivery using a single robust content authority, including support for networks where no direct return path is available. Both of these award-winning solutions will be on display at the Philippines Cable Television Show (PCTA) show March 16-19 at booth #66 & 65.
About ABS-CBN International
ABS-CBN International was created 15 years ago to be of service to all Filipinos. With the launch of The Filipino Channel (TFC), the company became the first and most successful Filipino broadcaster in the U.S. The company offers telecommunication, retail, theatricals, money remittance and cargo services, online audio and video streaming, IPTV content along with philanthropic support for Filipinos and the communities they now call home. Based in Redwood City, Calif., ABS-CBN International is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ABS-CBN Broadcasting, the Philippines’ largest entertainment and broadcasting company. For more information, visit www.abs-cbnglobal.com.
Verimatrix is the global leader in software-based pay-TV content security and sets the standard for content and revenue security solutions for pay-TV networks, with a global customer base of premier service providers.The Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) offers a suite of independently audited, next-generation solutions and is consistently ranked as the global leading IPTV content protection solution. The company’s 3-Dimensional Content Security approach, built around VCAS and its ViewRight® client device technologies, enables the business of content delivery to screens of all types, across multiple networks, while using multiple layers of protection techniques to achieve the widest security perimeter. Maintaining close relationships with major studios, broadcasters, industry organizations and a progressive partner ecosystem helps address the challenges facing the pay-TV industry of today, and anticipate the challenges of tomorrow. For more information, please visit http://www.verimatrix.com or our Pay TV Views blog to join the conversation.