Verimatrix for Qatar IPTV service

Verimatrix is providing the security solution for the world's first fully integrated IPTV triple-play deployment in Qatar. This new service from Qtel offers voice, broadband Internet and MPEG4-AVC encoded IPTV over its upgraded infrastructure to subscribers across the state of Qatar. Verimatrix's Video Content Authority System (VCAS) will protect MPEG4-AVC data streams through advanced encryption to prevent unauthorised access or piracy and to provide premium content suppliers with confidence that their revenue streams are secure.

“IPTV has been revolutionary in terms of bringing new ways for telcos to compete with cable and satellite providers, reducing their costs and providing added value to customers,” commented Robert Payne, general manager and VP of sales, EMEA for Verimatrix. “However, from a consumer perspective, the method of delivery is of little importance as long as they are being offered content that they want to watch, when they want to watch it and that they are willing to pay for.”

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