Verimatrix lands deal with Russian IPTV operator

Verimatrix is deploying its Video Content Authority System on Russian satellite broadcaster's NTV-PLUS wholesale network to secure video for its IPTV service via local broadband network operators. NTV-PLUSprovides service across European Russia, Siberia and Ukraine with more than 2 million subscribers.

Verimatrix's cardless security solution will support a wider range of hybrid set-top boxes (STBs) that provide more choice and flexibility for local broadband resellers.

VCAS for IPTV provides a centralized security architecture and interface to enable the delivery of premium content. The Verimatrix platform will enable NTV-PLUS to offer multiple tiers of STBs at different price points.

"Entering the IPTV market is a major initiative for us and we wanted a partner that not only understood the particular security challenges that exist on IP networks, but also had experience with distributed wholesale models," said Aleksey Zhuravlev, marketing director of NTV-PLUS. "Using a software-based security solution from Verimatrix helps keep our IPTV project cost-effective for operators and hassle-free when it comes to digital rights management."

SmartLabs, Russia's leading developer of digital interactive TV solutions, is the systems integrator that developed the platform jointly with NTV-PLUS.

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