Dish Media Network Private Limited has deployed the Verimatrix Video Content Authority (VCAS) system on its DVB-S2 network. Kathmandu-based Dish Media Network is Nepal’s only satellite-based direct-to-home (DTH) service provider.
Dish Media Network relies on VCAS for DVB to provide revenue protection for its premium linear content, which encompasses 70 channels including HBO, Showtime, Starz, Cinemax, HD Platinum, and many other movie channels and packages. VCAS for DVB has also been integrated with the SMT set-top box that will reportedly power Nepal’s first personal video recorder (PVR) service launched in June 2012. Subscribers will be able to record programmes and view at their convenience.
“We chose to partner with Verimatrix because they are uniquely capable of supporting our mission by protecting not only our existing premium services, but because VCAS also give us the flexibility to seamlessly expand our service offering to multiple screens in the future,” Frank Fischer, CTO, Dish Media Network.
VCAS for DVB reportedly provides Dish Media Network with a robust cardless security solution that saves the operator from managing the logistics of smart cards. VCAS utilises, the company claims, standardised Digital Video Broadcast (DVB) Simulcrypt to ensure compatibility of Dish Media Network’s new premium content delivery with its legacy conditional access system (CAS) during the subscriber upgrade process.
“Deploying Verimatrix advanced cardless security solutions will enable Dish Media Network to expand its services in a timely and efficient manner, while maintaining compatibility with its incumbent CAS and set-top boxes,” said Steve Oetegenn, chief sales and marketing officer, Verimatrix. “DVB operators are recognising the cost and operational advantages of the Verimatrix cardless security solution. VCAS for DVB is a complete CAS solution without any compromises on technology or business model support, while being an integral part of the broader VCAS 3 multi-network platform.”
Verimatrix VCAS solutions reportedly address the complexity of revenue security in today’s multi-network world. From flexible, cost-effective cable and satellite conditional access to adaptive rate streaming and harmonised multi-DRM management, Verimatrix, the company claims, offers advanced security architectures and ecosystem partnerships that are building the new generation of video delivery systems.