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Gtd Manquehue Deploys DVB Hybrid Pay-TV Platform from Verimatrix and I-Systems


Innovative Pay-TV Operator in Chile Leverages Software-based Revenue Security to Enable New Advanced TV Services

San Diego and Santiago - Verimatrix, the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-screen digital TV services around the globe, and I-Systems, a respected systems integrator located in Santiago de Chile, announced Gtd Manquehue as the latest service operator to deploy an integrated platform to secure broadcast and video-on-demand (VOD) channels on its DVB-C/IPTV based hybrid network. The Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) for DVB hybrid solution fully leverages the strengths of the I-Systems digital TV platform, which includes middleware and VOD servers from GoBackTV and hybrid set-top boxes (STBs) from Xavi.

GTD Manquehue, a subsidiary of the Gtd Group serving the Santiago district of Vitacura, Las Condes and others, has been rolling out new advanced broadband services on its FTTH network, the first of its kind deployed in Chile. The digital TV service offers high definition channels at a competitive subscription rate on its DVB-C network and incorporates an IP return channel for key management, VOD and interactivity.

“We conducted an extensive evaluation of the solution from I-Systems and Verimatrix and were very pleased with the platform’s capabilities to deliver and secure high-quality broadcast content along with an expanding range of interactive services,” said Fernando Gana , general manager, Gtd Imagen, the pay television business unit of Gtd Group. “We can’t say enough about their excellent customer service, which has supported our aggressive rollout schedule and helped us maintain our position and recognition in the country.”

The Latin American pay-TV market is progressing rapidly, with operators increasingly taking advantage of IP-based networks in combination with DVB standards-based broadcasting. The two-way nature of hybrid networks means that operators can offer advanced, interactive services and program guides, providing a significantly better and more competitive user experience than traditional one-way networks.

Gtd is implementing a cap-and-grow strategy by adding VCAS via DVB Simulcrypt for the new advanced services, using hybrid STBs, while capping the installed base of older STBs supported by a legacy CA system. This allows for a smooth migration without service or revenue disruption.

“GTD is certainly an innovative operator that is developing advanced hybrid networks to deliver premium content to the residences in ,” said Felipe Larrain, project manager, I-Systems. “We have received a tremendous response to our integrated solution with Verimatrix because it enables operators to leverage their existing technology investments while positioning themselves for future growth.”

“We expect Latin America to be a significant growth area for us as we are seeing many progressive service providers taking advantage of advanced, cost-effective technology. I-Systems is clearly a valuable partner for us in this region,” Steve Oetegenn , chief sales and marketing officer at Verimatrix . “We are very proud to have earned the trust of Gtd as the latest DVB hybrid network customer to deploy our proven VCAS for DVB solution.”

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About Gtd Group

Mainly oriented to corporate and institutional sector, Gtd Group offers products and services ranging from country-wide voice and video enabled networks, to the most sophisticated local and long distance telephony solutions. Gtd subsidiaries provide specific solutions for Public Telephony, Datacenter, Internet access and telemedicine services. The Gtd Group orients its mission towards the delivery of highest quality services with innovative, agile and flexible solutions, tailored to the specific necessities of its customers. Gtd Manquehue is the residential branch in Santiago of Gtd Group. With more than 30 years, it has a long history of innovations and it is continuously developing new services. Today, as part of Gtd Group it continues delivering the same top class local and long distance telephone, high speed Internet access and digital television services for residential customers. Recently Gtd Group bought Telefonica del Sur, the incumbent Telco in the south of , with 115 years of history and the leader in innovation in the region.

About I-Systems

I-Systems Corporation is a national company with more than 20 years of experience in the development, installation and integration of systems and technical assistance, based on the support that its installation, equipment and professional engineers and technicians can provide, materializing jobs throughout , including Antarctica . This has positioned us as leaders in the national market in the areas of electronics, communications, sensors, radars, power and other industrial products; and has provided us with the recognition of our clients, which are in the private, and public sectors and defense.

About Verimatrix

Verimatrix specializes in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-screen digital TV services around the globe. The award-winning and independently audited Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) and ViewRight® solutions offer an innovative approach for cable, satellite, terrestrial and IPTV operators to cost-effectively extend their networks and enable new business models. As the recognized leader in software-based security solutions for premier service providers, Verimatrix has pioneered the 3-Dimensional Security approach that offers flexible layers of protection techniques to address evolving business needs and revenue threats. Maintaining close relationships with major studios, broadcasters, industry organizations and its unmatched partner ecosystem enables Verimatrix to provide a unique perspective on digital TV business issues beyond content security as operators seek to deliver compelling new services. For more information, please visit and our Pay TV Views blog to join the conversation.


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