Salzburg AG, kabelplus tap Verimatrix, Ocilion for secure IPTV delivery | Security | News | Rapid TV News
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Connected devices and services security firm Verimatrix in partnership with IPTV technology company Ocilion have announced deals with two leading Austrian operators.

salzburgAG 5June2019As they attempt to have more flexible and future-proof video delivery models, Salzburg AG, kabelplus have each selected on-premise IPTV solutions from Ocilion that are secured by Verimatrix.

The decision for kabelplus, the largest cable network provider in Lower Austria and Burgenland, to launch its own IPTV product resulted from the need to extend its portfolio for its HFC network with extra products and services, and it came during the middle of a FTTH expansion and rollout. In need of a competitive edge to reinforce its position as a top service provider, kabelplus needed to elevate its product portfolio with new premium features and bundling options.

When live-only DVB-C delivery was no longer enough to support Salzburg AG’s consumer demands, the Salzburg energy, transport and telecommunications provider turned to Ocilion and Verimatrix to set the foundation for it to be able to offer premium service enhancements and maximise upselling opportunities with long-term adaptability.

Both operators opted independently for on-premise deployments hosted in their own infrastructures, optimally suiting larger volumes of subscribers using Ocilion’s new homogenous P400 family of 4K set-top boxes (STBs). The technology offers the ability to support various delivery models, whether hybrid, FTTH or OTT, while the integrated Verimatrix client supports digital rights management (DRM) for IP, IP/DVB-C and OTT. The OcilionsP400 line of STBs have the Verimatrix 4.0 Ultra Security certification. This certification enables them to meet fully Ultra HD security requirements, ensuring that they meet UHD content guidelines set by MovieLabs’ specifications for next generation video and enhanced content protection.

“kabelplus and Salzburg AG came to us with unique challenges and needs that will grow and evolve as consumer demands and security requirements continue to rapidly shift,” explained Ocilion CEO Hans Kühberger. “We are very pleased to fulfil their demands for increasingly sophisticated modern and high-end IPTV services with our future-proof on-premise solution, including our new P400 family and resolve complex security requirements in partnership with Verimatrix.”

“Achieving Ultra Security certification means that Ocilion’s advanced STBs are trusted to deliver premium content to kabelplus and Salzburg AG consumers at the highest quality possible and in accordance with the strongest security requirements specified by premium rights holders,” added Verimatrix COO Steve Oetegenn. “Ultimately, the combined strengths of Ocilion and Verimatrix presents a formidable barrier against piracy in a form that can be updated readily to ensure these operators are able to keep pace with the evolving threat landscape.”