Telekom Slovenije to Secure SiOL IPTV With Verimatrix Solution
VCAS for IPTV to Protect Slovenia’s Largest IPTV Service
IPTV World Forum 2009, London - Verimatrix, setting the standard in content security technologies that enhance the value of pay-TV networks, today announced Telekom Slovenije as its latest customer to select the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) for IPTV to protect video-on-demand (VOD) and live broadcast premium content. The operator’s IPTV service, known as SiOL TV with 80,000 subscribers, currently maintains the majority market share in Slovenia according to the Agency for Post and Electronic Communications (APEK).
Telekom Slovenije’s subsidiary, Planet9, is responsible for the creation and support of new platforms for mobile, Web and IPTV media, as well as the production of content. According to Miran Nikolic, technical director, Planet9, “Verimatrix has a strong technical leadership position in IPTV security, and this made VCAS for IPTV a prime candidate for our deployment,” said Miran Nikolic, technical director, Planet9. “But, we also quickly realized the advantages that their partner ecosystem brings -- ultimately enabling us to integrate all the components quickly and cost-effectively. Verimatrix is the right security partner to protect our service now and provide a platform for future network enhancements.”
VCAS for IPTV is a software-based, renewable content security solution that can be updated as required to actively combat evolving security threats. VCAS for IPTV will protect SiOL TV’s 120 broadcast channels and library of 800 VOD titles and efficiently scales to keep pace with Telekom Slovenije’s substantial subscriber growth. For the SiOL deployment, VCAS for IPTV will be integrated with Thomson’s SmartVision middleware and Sagem’s set-top-boxes.
“Telekom Slovenije certainly has its pulse on its subscribers’ needs and has responded with compelling content and value-added services secured by VCAS for IPTV,” said Steve Oetegenn, chief sales and marketing officer, Verimatrix. “We look forward to helping one of Europe’s technology leaders provide advanced IPTV services in order to maintain its market share.”
VCAS security has been approved by all major studios for protection of premium content, as well as by all the major broadcasters. The VCAS security architecture has received very favorable results in independent audits and is the approved security choice in pay-TV operator deployments on a worldwide basis. As the global leader in software-based security, VCAS offers flexibility in choice of client devices, broad middleware interoperability and proven scalability.
Planet 9, d.o.o., is a limited liability company, which is a member of Telekom Slovenia Group. Its main activities are acquiring, editing and publishing content for mobile and web portals, and developing, supporting and creating new platforms and solutions for mobile, web and IPTV media for the entire Telekom Slovenia Group and its members.
About Telekom Slovenia
The Telekom Slovenia Group is Slovenia’s leading national and international telecommunications provider for fixed lines, mobile and Internet services, offering also construction and maintenance of Telecommunication networks. The Group offers integrated business system solutions as well as the publication of telephone directories and managing of databases. The Telekom Slovenia subsidiaries, located in Slovenia are Mobitel, d.d., leading and most advanced mobile operator, GVO, d.o.o., construction and maintenance of telecommunication networks, Teledat, d.o.o., publishing and databases management, Avtenta.si, d.o.o., established System integrator and business solution provider. International subsidiaries in majority ownership of Telekom Slovenia Group are Ipko.net in Kosovo, Blicnet in Bosnia & Herzegovina and On.net in Macedonia, internet service providers. Telekom Slovenije just recently bought 50% share of Gibtelecom, licensed for fix, mobile and internet services. Telekom Slovenia is listed at the Ljubljana Stock Exchange www.ljse.si, trading code TLSG. More information on Telekom Slovenia website www.telekom.si.
Verimatrix sets the standard for software-based content security and revenue enhancement technologies in pay-TV networks, with a global customer base of service providers. The Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) offers a suite of next-generation technologies that has been independently audited and ranked as the global leader in IPTV content protection. The company’s 3-Dimensional Content Security approach, built around VCAS, enables secure delivery of content to multiple devices across multiple networks using multiple layers of protection techniques. Maintaining close relationships with major studios, broadcasters, industry organizations and partner ecosystem helps address the challenges facing pay-TV networks of today, and those of tomorrow. For more information, please visit www.verimatrix.com.
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