Verimatrix Reconfirmed as Global Number One in IPTV Content Protection
For Sixth Consecutive Period, MRG Ranks Verimatrix with Dominant Market Share; Credits Technology Leadership
San Diego - Verimatrix, setting the standard in content security technologies that enhance the value of pay-TV networks, has been ranked the global number one provider of IPTV content protection for the sixth consecutive reporting period by Multimedia Research Group (MRG). In the analyst firm’s latest semi-annual IPTV Market Leader Report, Verimatrix demonstrated its sustained growth in the worldwide IPTV industry, and retained a significant margin in market share above its competitors. In addition, Verimatrix was again the only company to rank in the top four in each region.
“Content protection is now certainly viewed as a business enabler to deploy 3-screen and other compelling services, which helps IPTV operators remain competitive,” said Gary Schultz, president and principal analyst of MRG. “Verimatrix has maintained its rank in our analysis in market presence and, we believe, in technology leadership.”
MRG’s report tracks the top 100 IPTV vendors in 24 regional sub-segments based on the installed base of six product categories in more than 700 IPTV operations. The report confirms continued growth of subscribers reflected by increased deployments of IPTV products in Europe, Asia, Rest of World, and especially in North America. MRG’s report also tracks technology leadership as a means to identify future growth for new applications, such as converged services and multi-platform content distribution in complex international markets. Verimatrix is noted to have exceptionally strong growth prospects due to the number of its tier one telco customers, many of which are experiencing increased subscriber growth including TeliaSonera, Belgacom and Neuf Cegetel.
“We have been successful on a global scale because of our ability to deploy a multi-layered approach that accommodates key regional variations in security requirements, and by teaming with global and regional system integrators that understand local challenges,” said Tom Munro, CEO of Verimatrix. “Both current and new customers appreciate the professionalism of our customer care team, who ensure support for smooth and successful deployments. Our entire team is very proud of this continued recognition.”
The award-winning Verimatrix Video Content Authority System for IPTV (VCAS™ for IPTV) is part of its 3-Dimensional Content Security approach for telecommunications carriers, service providers, content aggregators and resellers that must provide content security on their IP networks for live broadcast and video-on-demand IPTV services. The software-based content security solution obviates the need for smart cards thorugh the leverage of mature, proven two-way Internet security protocols, a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) public/private key pair system and X.509 digital certificates.
A downloadable security system for IP clients is not only more secure, it enables less expensive set-top box hardware and can be quickly updated as required to combat potential pirate attacks. VCAS for IPTV has been approved by all major studios for protection of premium content as well as by all the major broadcasters including Disney, Discovery, HBO, Showtime and ESPN. Verimatrix is an ISO 9001:2000 certified company.
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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