Spanish telco Telefónica has deployed the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS) for IPTV from the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-network, multi-screen digital TV services to provide enhanced revenue security for its Movistar TV, part of the Fusión service which features the most complete and varied telecommunications services and television content offering in Spain.
VCAS for IPTV currently ensures revenue security for the premium channels offered through the Movistar TV service; however, in the future, VCAS will also easily scale to protect the entire offering. Movistar TV currently has two million subscribers in Spain alone.
VCAS for IPTV enables the secure delivery of linear TV and on-demand video services over Telefónica’s managed IP-based network, and offers a solid upgrade platform for Telefónica to cost-effectively extend its competitive advantage. VCAS for IPTV has been integrated into Telefónica’s diverse set-top box (STB) and Smart TV offering, featuring models by ADB, Arris, Zyxel, and Samsung. The solution provides robust protection for both legacy STBs, Smart TVs and future STBs, and has also been also integrated with Telefónica’s existing back office systems. The integration effort has been lead by Alcatel Lucent.
“Verimatrix is widely regarded as the leader in revenue security,” said Roberto Campo, director of the Service Development Residential segment at Telefónica. “The company’s reputation for excellence and innovation were top of mind when it came time to choose a reliable revenue protection solution for our Movistar service offering. We anticipate many advantages and cost efficiencies as a result of deploying VCAS for IPTV as it affords us the flexibility to use one solution for both legacy and future STBs, as well as the ability to deploy multiple DRMs under a unified security head-end.”
VCAS for IPTV is a fully integrated component of the VCAS architecture, which enables secure video delivery across a broad range of networks and device types. VCAS for IPTV offers flexibility in the choice of client devices, broad middleware interoperability and proven scalability.
“Innovative operators such as Telefónica require a robust revenue security solution to protect their valuable content assets,” said Steve Oetegenn, president, Verimatrix. “Having been successfully deployed by more than 500 operators, VCAS for IPTV is well suited to protect even the largest, most popular service offerings, such as Telefónica’s Movistar TV. In addition, the VCAS solution is both flexible and scalable, enabling Telefónica to easily enhance their security coverage should they expand their network.”