Ericsson, Verimatrix partnership scores IPTV deal with Chunghwa

Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan's largest telecom operator, has chosen Verimatrix to delivery content security solutions for its IPTV and multiscreen upgrade.

Verimatrix said the deployment of its Verimatrix Video Content Authority 3 solutions would be handled by Ericsson and said the upgrade would have Verimatrix solutions addressing all aspects of content protection and revenue security for the project. It's the 10th customer win for the two companies since they established their relationship.

Growing customer demand for multiscreen video services on connected TVs, PCs, Macs, smartphones and tablets are at the core of the Chunghwa upgrade, the company said, specifically targeting a solution that combines IPTV and over-the-top (OTT) delivery.

Chunghwa's deployment will feature the Verimatrix 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.

"Chunghwa Telecom represents a significant upgrade in the video industry as it marks a major network transition to offer more advanced multiscreen video services," said Steve Oetegenn, chief sales and marketing officer for Verimatrix. He said other IPTV, satellite and cable operators also are evaluating their network migration strategies in order to stay competitive.

The Verimatrix solutions are integrated components of Ericsson's Multiscreen TV and Media Connect platforms. The deployment will allow Chunghwa Telecom to extend its brand and subscriber relationship beyond the set-top box (STB).

Verimatrix and Ericsson so far have partnered on several other major deployments, including Brazilian telco Global Village Telecom (GVT), Romanian incumbent telco Romtelecom, Com Hem in Sweden and German Telco EWE TEL.

The VCAS architecture provides 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 using state-of-the-art adaptive rate streaming technologies.

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