Accedo partners with Verimatrix on OTT delivery play

As Internet services become more easily available through Smart TV and mobile devices, enabling operators to enhance their service offering with interactive services, digital rights management issues are becoming more complex and more important to operators and content owners.

Two companies that have been in the thick of the push, IPTV application specialist Accedo and content security company Verimatrix are partnering to enable the delivery of over-the-top video applications. Sweden-based Accedo is embedding Verimatrix' Video Content Authority System for Internet TV, providing DRM for OTT services. The companies say the combination of Accedo's user interfaces with Verimatrix security will help accelerate the penetration and business potential of multi-screen services for operators.

The joint solution is already available across mobile devices and LG Smart TVs, and is expected to launch shortly on other platforms. The new partnership, said Accedo CEO Michael Lantz, "will enable operators to deliver the highest-quality viewing experience to their customers."

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