Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan's largest telecom operator, has chosen Verimatrix Video Content Authority 3 solutions for its IPTV (News - Alert) and multiscreen telecom platform deployment solutions.
The actual deployment will be handled solely by Ericsson (News - Alert), and the Verimatrix solutions have been designed from the ground up to address all aspects of content protection and revenue security for the project.
Chunghwa's telecom platform deployment will feature the Verimatrix (News - Alert) VCAS for IPTV and VCAS for Internet TV security solutions, which integrate security techniques for video over managed and unmanaged networks with a single security authority head-end.
In a press release, Steve Oetegenn (News - Alert), chief sales and marketing officer for Verimatrix, said, "Chunghwa Telecom represents a significant upgrade in the video industry as it marks a major network transition to offer more advanced multi-screen video services."
He further added, "We are seeing other top-tier IPTV, satellite and cable operators also evaluating their network migration strategies in order to stay competitive in this new world of pay TV. Verimatrix is focused on helping these services providers implement a flexible rights management strategy across a combination of managed and unmanaged video delivery networks."
The Verimatrix solutions are integrated components of Ericsson's Multiscreen TV and Media Connect platforms. With this deployment, Chunghwa Telecom (News - Alert) will be able to extend its brand and subscriber relationship beyond the set-top box.
The VCAS architecture offers a complete, integrated suite of solutions to secure video delivery to traditional STBs and the widest variety of Internet TV-enabled devices. The flagship VCAS for IPTV and VCAS for Internet TV solutions are key to this new generation of services, both upgrading the existing delivery infrastructure and extending deployment reach with multi-screen capabilities through using state-of-the-art adaptive rate streaming technologies.
Edited by Jamie Epstein