Verimatrix secures Telefonica’s premium Movistar TV channels

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    Verimatrix announced that Telefónica has deployed the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCASâ„¢) for IPTV to provide security for its Movistar TV, part of the Fusión service which features an advanced range of services and television content offering in Spain.

    The deployment currently services the premium channels offered through Movistar TV. Movistar TV currently has two million subscribers in Spain alone.

    The solution secures delivery of linear TV and on-demand video services over Telefónica’s managed IP-based network. VCAS for IPTV has been integrated into Telefónica’s diverse set-top box (STB) and SmartTV offering, featuring models by ADB, Arris, Zyxel, and Samsung. The solution provides protection for both legacy STBs, SmartTVs and future STBs, and has also been also integrated with Telefónica’s existing back office systems. The integration effort has been lead by Alcatel Lucent.

    “Verimatrix is widely regarded as the leader in revenue security,” said Roberto Campo, director of the Service Development Residential segment at Telefónica. “The company’s reputation for excellence and innovation were top of mind when it came time to choose a reliable revenue protection solution for our Movistar service offering. We anticipate many advantages and cost efficiencies as a result of deploying VCAS for IPTV as it affords us the flexibility to use one solution for both legacy and future STBs, as well as the ability to deploy multiple DRMs under a unified security head-end.”

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