Verimatrix, the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-network, multi-screen digital TV services around the globe, has announced that Deutsche Glasfaser a fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network provider, has selected the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS) to provide enhanced revenue security for its linear TV, radio, VoD and multi-screen services. The DGTV service is scheduled to launch in October 2014 and will offer German subscribers access to approximately 100 SD channels, 50 HD and 100 radio channels.
Deutsche Glasfaser deployed VCAS for Internet TV to provide enhanced revenue security for DGTV, which is deployed over a fiber network featuring the HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) protocol. The new service can be accessed through multiple devices, including via an Abox42 model M20 set-top-box (STB), game consoles, both Android and iOS-based phones and tablets, PCs, Macs, and connected TVs. Key members of the broad Verimatrix ecosystem serve vital roles in the deployment, which also leverages Elemental’s software-defined video processing technology, VisualOn’s multimedia player for PC, Android and iOS, Cisco’s servers and network technology, and Gluster FS’ distributed file system.
“We chose to collaborate with Verimatrix on this important deployment as VCAS offers us the flexibility to cost-effectively secure the services that our subscribers demand,” said Niels Jonkman, business manager, Deutsche Glasfaser. “The depth and breadth of the Verimatrix deployment ecosystem was also particularly attractive. Collaborating with best-of-breed vendors that have proven component integration points has certainly streamlined our deployment and reduced time to market.”