Verimatrix Proud to Be now TV's Partner of Choice for Its

Verimatrix Proud to Be now TV's Partner of Choice for Its
Multi-Screen Video on Demand Service 
Hong Kong's Leading Pay-TV Operator Deploys VCAS for Internet TV for
Advanced Revenue Security and Expanded Device Support 
SAN DIEGO, CA and HONG KONG -- (Marketwire) -- 12/09/12 -- 
Verimatrix, the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for
multi-network, multi-screen digital TV services around the globe,
today announced that PCCW Limited's now TV is securing its
over-the-top (OTT) video on demand (VoD) service with the Verimatrix
Video Content Authority System (VCAS(TM)) for Internet TV. now TV is
Hong Kong's largest quad-play pay-TV provider and has one of the
world's largest commercial deployments of IPTV.  
now TV leverages VCAS(TM) for Internet TV to provide revenue security
for its now Video Express First, a pay-per-view movie on-demand
service that offers subscribers access to the latest blockbuster
movies distributed by major Hollywood studios in rich options of 3D
format, high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) formats,
and now Video Express Unlimited, a subscription-based movie and drama
on-demand service. Deploying VCAS for Internet TV enables now TV to
expand the number of devices that now Video Express supports to
include both Apple and Android devices on top of PCs and Macs. 
"Consumers today want to be able to watch their favorite movies and
shows on the device of their choosing, wherever they want, whenever
they want," said Keith Huang, vice president of Product Management,
PCCW. "VCAS for Internet TV will enable us to fulfill content owners'
stringent licensing requirements for content security, thereby
increasing our access to premium content and helping us better
satisfy our subscribers' thirst for the latest high quality content." 
VCAS for Internet TV, a key option powered by the VCAS platform,
addresses these requirements by providing a complete digital TV
security solution for OTT services over networks implementing HLS.
Featuring multi-format support, VCAS for Internet TV secures OTT
services to multiple screens and across multiple network types. 
"Supported by this robust new content protection system from
Verimatrix, now TV can enhance the rollout of its new TV anywhere
business models, particularly those that take advantage of earlier
release windows (ERW) for premium VoD content," said Steve Oetegenn,
chief sales and marketing officer, Verimatrix. "We are delighted to
be a part of this exciting deployment and look forward to helping now
TV further expanding their base of loyal subscribers." 
About now TV
 now TV is one of the world's largest commercial
deployments of IPTV and Hong Kong's largest pay-TV provider. It is
delivered by PCCW Media, the multimedia and entertainment subsidiary
of PCCW Limited. PCCW also holds interests in telecommunications, IT
solutions, property development and investment, and other businesses. 
now TV serves Hong Kong with more than 180 channels of local, Asian
and international programming, including premium content such as
Spanish La Liga, English FA Cup, NBA, French Open, US Open, ATP World
Tour, BWF Super Series, World Snooker Tour, F1 and PGA Tour. In
addition, now TV is both a leading producer of news, sports and
infotainment programming and a provider of a wide range of
interactive services. now TV can be enjoyed on the eye devices
provided by HKT, the telecommunications business of PCCW. Select now
TV content and interactive applications can also be accessed via
HKT's 3G mobile network and broadband service. To learn more about
now TV, please visit www.now.com. 
About PCCW Limited
 PCCW Limited (HKSE: 0008) is a Hong Kong-based
company which holds interests in telecommunications, media, IT
solutions, property development and investment, and other businesses. 
The Company holds a majority interest in HKT, Hong Kong's premier
telecommunications service provider. HKT meets the needs of the Hong
Kong public and local and international businesses with a wide range
of services including local telephony, local data and broadband,
international telecommunications, mobile, and other
telecommunications businesses such as customer premises equipment
sale, outsourcing, consulting, and contact centers. 
PCCW also owns a fully integrated multimedia and entertainment group
in Hong Kong, which includes a highly successful IPTV operation, now
TV. As the provider of Hong Kong's first quadruple-play experience,
PCCW offers a range of innovative media content and services across
four delivery platforms -- fixed-line, broadband Internet access, TV
and mobile. 
Also wholly-owned by the Group, PCCW Solutions is a leading
information technology outsourcing and business process outsourcing
provider in Hong Kong and mainland China. 
In addition, PCCW holds a majority interest in Pacific Century
Premium Developments Limited, and overseas investments including the
wholly-owned UK Broadband Limited. To learn more about PCCW, please
visit: www.pccw.com/eng/ 
About Verimatrix 
 Verimatrix specializes in securing and enhancing
revenue for multi-network, multi-screen digital TV services around
the globe. The award-winning and independently audited Verimatrix
Video Content Authority System (VCAS(TM)) and ViewRight(R) solutions
enable cable, satellite, terrestrial, IPTV and OTT operators to
cost-effectively extend their networks and enable new business
models. As the established leader in cardless security solutions, the
company has leveraged its innovative 3-Dimensional Security approach
to provide a harmonized rights platform for premium content delivery
to a range of devices over new hybrid network combinations. 
Maintaining close relationships with major studios, broadcasters,
standards organizations and its unmatched partner ecosystem enables
Verimatrix to provide a unique perspective on video business issues
beyond content security as operators introduce new services to take
advantage of the proliferation of connected devices. Verimatrix is an
ISO 9001:2008 certified company. For more information, please visit
www.verimatrix.com, our Pay TV Views blog and follow us at
@verimatrixinc, Facebook and LinkedIn to join the conversation. 
Contact:
Kelly Foster
Verimatrix
+1 619 224 1261
kfoster@verimatrix.com 
 
 
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