Verimatrix Enhances Revenue Security for TVB.COM's Subscription-Based VOD Service

Verimatrix Enhances Revenue Security for TVB.COM's Subscription-Based VOD 
Service 
Hong Kong's Top New Media Service Provider Chooses VCAS for Internet
TV for Extended HLS Security Capabilities, Robust Customer Support
and Ease of Integration 
SAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/25/14 --  Verimatrix, the
specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-network,
multi-screen digital TV services around the globe, today announced
that TVB.COM, a member of Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB), has
selected the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS(TM))
architecture to provide revenue security for its subscription-based
VOD Service. TVB is Hong Kong's largest independent television
broadcaster and the world's largest Chinese language television
program provider.  
TVB.COM launched a new subscription VOD service named "GOTV" on web
and mobile platforms in January 2014. It allows users to enjoy more
than 10,000 episodes of TVB's precious and memorable drama series in
the past 46 years on the web and through their mobile devices. The
content is delivered to subscribers via Apple(R) iPad(TM), iPhone(TM)
and Android(TM) devices over an unmanaged network featuring the HTTP
Live Streaming (HLS) protocol. HLS requires extended security via
specific pay-TV security techniques in order to qualify for licensing
of premium content and to adequately protect pay-TV services being
delivered to multiple screens. 
"TVB.COM is committed to providing its subscribers with access to the
content they crave with the best user experience," said Kenneth Wong,
chief operating officer, TVB.COM Limited. "In order to protect TVB's
valuable video assets, it was imperative that we have a robust
security strategy in place. Verimatrix offers us the technology,
support and expertise we need to protect and optimize our service
offering with premium content." 
VCAS for Internet TV provides a complete digital TV security solution
for OTT services over multiple networks. Featuring enhanced HLS
security, VCAS for Internet TV secures pay-OTT services to multiple
screens and across multiple network types, including both broadcast
(linear) and VoD delivery modes. Specifically, VCAS for Internet TV
provides pay-TV security features otherwise only found in managed DVB
and IPTV networks, thus enabling the use of premium content for OTT
services. 
"Asian operators are rapidly adopting business models featuring pay
OTT video services," said Steve Oetegenn, chief sales and marketing
officer, Verimatrix. "Verimatrix stands ready to help these operators
implement a comprehensive revenue security strategy that is robust
enough to protect premium content, yet flexible enough to support the
addition of new devices, services and features in the future." 
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 harmonized rights 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. 
TVB.COM Limited
 TVB.COM (www.tvb.com) is the official website of
TVB. It has been in operation since 2000. It hosts TVB programme
contents. In 2012, it ranked number one in terms of the Total Time
Spent among all properties (excluding Facebook, Yahoo, Google and
Microsoft) based on the data from the widely accepted comScore
service. It was also rewarded six Media Convergence Awards by the
Hong Kong Association of Interactive Marketing for its outstanding
performance. 
TV viewing behavior is expanding from traditional linear channels
into new media platforms. Riding on the high penetration of
Internet-connected devices, TVB.COM launched a series of mobile
application, i.e. myTV, GOTV, TVB NEWS App, TVB Finance App, TVB
Zone, myEPG, TVB Fun and tvb.com weibo, to facilitate the audience
enjoying TVB programmes anywhere and anytime. 
Contact: 
Kelly Foster 
Verimatrix 
+1 619 224 1261 
kfoster@verimatrix.com 
 
 
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