Advanced Television

Verimatrix cuts a DASH with secure delivery solution

September 7, 2012

Colin Mann @ IBC

Verimatrix, the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-screen digital TV services around the globe, has unveiled Verimatrix VCAS for DASH, claimed as the world’s first commercial-grade MPEG-DASH secure delivery solution. Extending the Verimatrix range of over-the-top (OTT) solutions helps open up the universe of multi-network, multi-screen delivery to DASH standard compliant smart devices, helping accelerate the growth of new services and revenue streams for multi-network operators.

Verimatrix is demonstrating VCAS for DASH in collaboration with ecosystem partners Envivio and NXP Software at IBC 2012, highlighting the benefits of a broadly-supported rights management delivery architecture. The end-to-end delivery demonstration will illustrate DASH encoding and ISO standard encryption using the Envivio Muse Encoder, Envivio Halo Network Media Processor and NXP Software’s LifeVibes QuickPlayer.

Verimatrix VCAS for DASH is a component within the Video Content Authority System and extends the range of services and device types that can be supported in this harmonised rights management platform. Leveraging a proven authentication and entitlement architecture, VCAS for DASH is also compliant with the ISO/IEC Common Encryption (CENC) standard. The VCAS architecture also currently supports security enhancements to the HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) protocol via its widely-integrated ViewRight Web components, as well as PlayReady-protected Smooth Streaming, under a VCAS-harmonised rights management umbrella that enables the maximum device footprint for pay-TV streaming services, including iOS, Android, PC, Mac, set-top boxes (STBs), smart TVs, gaming consoles, etc.

Verimatrix suggests the VCAS architecture can now demonstrate an effective upgrade path from today’s de facto adaptive rate streaming systems to support of new DASH-compliant delivery, while avoiding costly integration changes in both head-end and client-side components.

“Verimatrix VCAS for DASH is based on proven technology and proven partnerships to help rapidly enable a whole new generation of premium services to be brought to market,” said Steve Oetegenn, chief sales and marketing officer, Verimatrix. “We are excited to be at the forefront of the DASH revolution, and look forward to helping operators expand their service offerings and enhance their revenue streams.”


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