Verimatrix, the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-network, multi-screen digital TV services around the globe, has confirmed that AXTEL, a Mexican telecommunications company, has chosen the Verimatrix Video Content Authority (VCAS) for IPTV solution to secure its new service, which combines IPTV broadcast channels with multi-screen video-on-demand (VoD), a network-based personal video recorder (PVR) and interactive content via IP, along with access to free-to-air DTT broadcasts channels.
The new service is AXTEL’s first media service over its fibre network, helping AXTEL achieve its triple-play vision of video, voice and broadband. The Verimatrix solution will allow AXTEL easily to add over-the-top (OTT) or even direct-to-home (DTH) satellite services using the same core platform in the future.
Ericsson deployed and integrated the end-to-end next generation TV platform, including an MPEG-4 AVC head-end for linear and on-demand standard definition (SD) and high definition (HD) TV channels, and the Ericsson Multi-screen TV Solution. VCAS for IPTV is integrated with the Ericsson solutions, which are installed on set-top-boxes (STB) made by Kaon Media. The STBs also feature EPG navigation by Mirada.
“With an extensive partner ecosystem, Verimatrix is extremely well poised to help operators around the globe realise their goals,” said Steve Oetegenn, chief sales and marketing officer, Verimatrix.