SINGAPORE--(Marketwired - Jun 17, 2013) - Marina Bay Sands, CommunicAsia 2013 -- Verimatrix, the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-network, multi-screen digital TV services around the globe, today announced that NTT Plala, a major Japanese Internet service provider, will deploy the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) to secure Hikari-TV for smartphones. Hikari-TV is the largest Internet TV service available in Japan, which encompasses 93 live coverage channels, more than 30,000 video on demand (VoD) titles and approximately 30,000 karaoke titles.
NTT Plala has been looking for a solidly made and highly efficient security solution to be able to offer a larger variety of movie titles (including Hollywood movies) than ever on Hikari-TV for smartphones.
VCAS for Internet TV solution has been seamlessly integrated with ALFSTREAM hosted/cloud head-end solution offered by Alfredcore, a Japanese cloud computing system provider. Verimatrix and Alfredcore are proud to provide comprehensive multi-screen security for the exciting new service offering of Hikari-TV. As a leading video solution company, Alfredcore has extensive experience and knowledge in pay-TV business development, system integration and application development that was instrumental to the success of the NTT Plala Hikari-TV for smartphones offering. Using VCAS for Internet TV with the ALFSTREAM head-end, NTT Plala is able to offer a flexible range of business models within a robust security architecture, which also helps to improve the subscribers' quality of experience (QoE).
"We are delighted to have partnered with Verimatrix on this important project," said Gaku Kamimura, co-president, Alfredcore. "The innovative HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) security enhancements found in VCAS for Internet TV are especially useful in helping NTT Plala optimize and extend their service offering."
"This is a very exciting deployment for Verimatrix as it represents a significant new VCAS for Internet TV deployment in Japan," said Steve Oetegenn, chief sales and marketing officer, Verimatrix. "Alfredcore is an important part of our partner ecosystem, and we are delighted that NTT Plala has achieved many benefits as a result of deploying our best-of-breed, advanced solution. We anticipate additional opportunities for collaboration in the future across the important Asia Pacific region."
Verimatrix will showcase a range of multi-network solutions at its booth (IM2-07) at CommunicAsia to illustrate the many advantages and capabilities of its VCAS™ architecture. Verimatrix will also host the latest event in its popular Multi-network Solutions in the Real World Forum series during CommunicAsia at the Marina Bay Sands on 19 June at 8 a.m. To sign-up, please visit: www.verimatrix.com/communicasia2013
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™) and ViewRight® 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.
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