San Diego headquartered Verimatrix specialises in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-network, multiscreen digital TV services around the globe. Verimatrix offers a range of revenue security solutions for pay-TV operators worldwide. At CABSAT, the company will be showcasing solutions for: VCAS Ultra, VideoMark, the Verspective Intelligence Centre and MultiRights OTT. The solutions widely assist both developing, […]
Verimatrix offers a range of revenue security solutions for pay-TV operators worldwide. At CABSAT, the company will be showcasing solutions for: VCAS Ultra, VideoMark, the Verspective Intelligence Centre and MultiRights OTT. The solutions widely assist both developing, substantial and emerging cable markets.
New from Verimatrix at CABSAT 2016 will be the Verspective Intelligence Centre. The cloud-based security platform provides a sophisticated, globally interconnected resource for optimising VCAS configuration, performance and threat resilience. Verspective acts as the foundation for data collection services that can support a wide variety of analysis and visualisation tools which maximises competitiveness.
The Verspective Intelligence Centre includes Verspective Monitoring and Verspective Analytics. Verspective Monitoring is a proactive resource for system threat analysis, performance, resource usage and network integrity, while Verspective Analytics aggregates data to securely provide insight into subscriber behavior and usage visibility.
The Middle East is a very important market for Verimatrix, particularly as the pay TV industry continues to mature in the region. For example, ultra HD (UHD) content is adding a major new dimension to revenue protection and the fight against piracy, which is changing the threat model considerably.
Because it is much higher quality, UHD content offers greater scope for pirates to copy, even just by camcording, and then redistributing over the Internet. This threat is being amplified by the parallel rise of over-the-top (OTT) video, turning redistribution into the biggest threat to premium content revenues, taking over from control word sharing.
The priorities for operators are to not only protect the content, but also the to have the ability to trace content in the event premium content has been redistributed over the Internet. In particular, beIN Sports, the largest sport content rights holder in the region, is requiring watermarking in order to broadcast their content. Major operators that want to deliver UHD content are also focused on meeting these more stringent security requirements.
The demand for watermarking is typically an indicator of market maturation, because the Middle East market is more developed, in terms of infrastructure, regulatory framework and available income for entertainment, the threat models are different. As mentioned, redistribution is the fastest-growing threat in the Middle East so watermarking is becoming an imperative.
Verimatrix provides layered solutions with a balanced, integrated approach to security that supports all three of these elements. We have the right complementary technologies, including encryption, authentication and device revocation, to establish secure chains of custody. Equally importantly, Verimatrix has established the right partnerships to deliver the whole secure ecosystem.