IBC 2016: Verimatrix and ACCESS secure the future of multiscreen

Verimatrix and ACCESS secure the future of multiscreen

We are pleased that keen industry watchers have noticed the continued story of cooperation between ACCESS and Verimatrix. Our collaboration started back in 2013. It focused on the new Verimatrix Gateway product, which was launched at TV Connect 2013. At the time of this announcement, security was one of the biggest hurdles preventing the adoption of multiscreen sharing. In response to this, we worked together to ensure that Verimatrix Gateway provided operators with ‘studio confident’ security, enabling multiscreen sharing.

However, since the announcement of our partnership three years ago, the broadcast world has evolved and so has our partnership. Gartner forecasts that there will be 6.4 billion connected ‘Things’ in 2016, with a potential to increase the amount of data generated, which IDC evaluates as being 1.7MB every second per human being on the planet by 2020.  This ‘data’ delivered to mobile devices will primarily be video, as Cisco predicts that 70% of all mobile consumption will be video by 2021.

These staggering numbers lead to the significant challenge of delivering content to all of these devices seamlessly and securely. This is precisely the purpose of our partnership, which was extended in the run up to ANGA COM 2016.

The synergy between our products has increased since the launch of ACCESS’ multiscreen management platform ACCESS Twine™, which enables operators to understand how subscribers access their service, the content they watched and the devices used. The platform also enables them to easily create seamless multiscreen experiences and secure the delivery of content – two assets as development and test phases become shorter.
While ACCESS Twine enables enhanced data aggregation and seamless delivery of content to multiscreen, the Verimatrix VCAS™ and ViewRight® solutions secure revenue, which empowers operators to deliver content seamlessly and securely.

Verimatrix VCAS™ is a comprehensive architecture offering video service revenue security for the broadest range of networks and device types. The VCAS technology and IP-centric architecture provides solution profiles for broadcast, hybrid, OTT and multi-DRM deployments, offering a future-proof way to help video service providers secure and enhance their business.

Our partnership has evolved with the multiscreen world and enabled operators to retain a competitive edge despite new players entering the market. From multiple content media sources through to a plethora of devices, deploying the right content protection measures in the current media landscape is the primary challenge for operators. Our combined solution relieves these headaches for operators by enabling the sharing of content in the same home whilst simultaneously offering them tracking capabilities to better understand how subscribers use the service, which content they prefer to access and via which device.

At IBC, you will be able to see how our partnership has responded to market demand by facilitating the secure delivery of content across every device. To see the demo live, contact tv@access-company.com or head to stand #14.D14.

About the author:

Neale Foster

Neale brings a wealth of broadcast, connected TV and consumer electronics industry experience to his role of spearheading ACCESS in Internet Connected Devices. ACCESS is one of the world’s leading software providers for connected mobile, Digital TV, set-top boxes and other electronic consumer devices. Neale ensures that ACCESS develops software solutions that enable broadcasters, operators and consumer electronics manufacturers to connect the broadcast world with the consumer electronic world to successfully launch new business models and consumer services. Follow him on Twitter / Linkedin

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