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Verimatrix Secures CDE Lightband IPTV Service


Clarksville Department of Electricity Takes Advantage of Verimatrix’s Comprehensive Partner Ecosystem

NAB 2009, Las Vegas – Verimatrix, setting the standard in content security technologies that enhance the value of pay-TV networks, today announced Clarksville Department of Electricity (CDE) as its latest customer that has deployed the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) for IPTV. With its high-speed fiber to the home (FTTH), the CDE Lightband IPTV service features 200 channels of high-quality live broadcast combined with video-on-demand (VOD), along with 10Mbps Internet and telephony services. Verimatrix is highlighting the advantages of VCAS for IPTV at NAB 2009, booth #C1754.

As the municipal power provider for the city of Clarksville, CDE Lightband serves more than 58,000 metered homes and businesses with electric service and triple-play broadband services – IPTV, high-speed Internet and phone services.

According to Christy Batts, CDE Lightband vice president of Telecommunications, Verimatrix’s partnership with Minerva and other system components was a huge factor in the company’s decision. “Verimatrix came to us not only with a solid content security solution specifically geared to our needs, but also a strong integration partnership with our existing vendors. We were able to successfully work side by side to implement the system with no disruption to our subscribers,” Bates said. “Verimatrix provided the support we needed at a critical point in our deployment.”

Municipalities, which are building leading-edge communications delivery networks, recognize the revenue potential of offering triple- or quad-play services to their existing consumer base. Since IPTV is typically a new technology platform for the engineering teams, they seek partners to help guide them through the evaluation and implementation process. VCAS for IPTV, the global number one IPTV content protection solution, is built exclusively for bi-directional IP-based delivery networks. The company’s extensive partner ecosystem offers the widest choice of system components, as well as operational flexibility.

“As a municipal electricity provider, Clarksville is certainly blazing new trails with CDE Lightband,” said Steve Oetegenn, chief sales and marketing officer at Verimatrix. “Satisfied customers are the cornerstone of our business and we are very proud of the accomplishments our customer care team achieved with Clarksville.”

About CDE
CDE Lightband has been the municipal power provider for the city of Clarksville since 1938. CDE Lightband serves over 58,000 metered homes and businesses with electric service and broadband services such as digital video, high-speed Internet and phone services. CDE Lightband began offering broadband services in January 2008.

About Verimatrix
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


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