Advanced Television

Verimatrix and Broadcom collaborate

January 7, 2015

Verimatrix, a specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-network, multi-screen digital TV services around the globe, has announced a collaboration with Broadcom to provide a comprehensive revenue security solution for ultra-HD video services. As a key component of that effort, the Verimatrix VideoMark forensic watermarking technology is now being introduced as an embedded security subsystem in Broadcom’s ultra-HD system-on-chips (SoCs).

Hardware-based VideoMark watermark insertion enables compliance with the recent MovieLabs ultra-HD premium service delivery requirements. Verimatrix technology ensures that the efficiency of core SoC level support is paired with a flexible robust payload management and delivery solution to provide a robust session specific forensic content tracking solution. Such an approach offers many advantages, including streamlined STB and smart TV integration, and the elimination of head-end video pre-processing requirements.

“Broadcom is a trusted member of the Verimatrix partner ecosystem, and we are delighted to collaborate with them to complete the picture of our VCAS Ultra solution offerings,” said Petr Peterka, CTO, Verimatrix. “The introduction of UHD/4K video services is serving as a catalyst for operators and content owners alike to revisit their revenue security strategies. Together with Broadcom, we have developed an integrated multi-layer security architecture that will not only enhance the revenue security of premium content, but also help make the STB integration process more efficient.”

“Verimatrix VideoMark technology complements Broadcom’s industry-leading Ultra HD SoCs security features,” said Rich Nelson, Senior Vice President, Broadband & Connectivity, Broadcom. “Our teams worked closely together to deliver a highly-secure, hardware-based watermarking solution and we are very pleased to be able to demonstrate the results of that effort.”

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