Chilean service operator deploys Verimatrix DVB hybrid pay-TV platform

Chilean service operator Gtd Manquehue is deploying an integrated platform to secure broadcast and video-on-demand channels on its DVB-C/IPTV based hybrid network. The Verimatrix Video Content Authority System for DVB hybrid solution leverages the I-Systems digital TV platform, which includes middleware and VOD servers from GoBackTV and hybrid set-top boxes from Xavi.

GTD Manquehue, a subsidiary of the Gtd Group, has been rolling out advanced broadband services on its FTTH network, the first of its kind deployed in Chile. The digital TV service offers high definition channels on its DVB-C network and incorporates an IP return channel for key management, VOD and interactivity.

Although IPTV growth has slowed somewhat in other parts of the world, the Latin American pay-TV market is being seen as a growth market for both service providers in the region and for technology vendors. Operators increasingly are taking advantage of IP-based networks in combination with DVB standards-based broadcasting.

Gtd is implementing a cap-and-grow strategy by adding VCAS via DVB Simulcrypt for the new advanced services, using hybrid STBs, while capping the installed base of older STBs supported by a legacy CA system.

"We expect Latin America to be a significant growth area for us as we are seeing many progressive service providers taking advantage of advanced, cost-effective technology," said Steve Oetegenn, chief sales and marketing officer at Verimatrix.

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