IPTV Client Solutions
introduces ViewRight PC Player for IPTV systems to enable desktop
access to premium content
Other Topics: IPTV Programming
Deals, IPTV Gateways for Content
Distribution, IPTV over Satellite
August 29, 2006
ViewRight PC Player transforms any broadband-connected home
computer into a secure, interactive IPTV client
IBC2006, Amsterdam -- Verimatrix, a developer of leading-edge
content security technologies that enhance the value of pay-TV
networks, today announced the availability of ViewRight(tm) PC
Player for IPTV operators. ViewRight PC Player provides a fully
interactive viewing experience over broadband-connected PCs within
the subscriber's home. Verimatrix's new ViewRight PC Player is an
integrated component of the Verimatrix Content Authority System (VCAS)
and provides the same level of content security and revenue
protection as with dedicated set-top box (STB) equipment, giving
operators and consumers more viewing choices to suit their
|ViewRight PC Player
is a complement to the deployment of dedicated STBs in IPTV systems.
IPTV operators that deploy VCAS content security systems will be
able to offer consumers a highly-secure video player for home PCs
that enable desktop access to the same range of broadcast and
Video-on-Demand (VOD) content that is available in their living
room. ViewRight PC Player also integrates the unique Verimatrix
VideoMark(tm) user-specific watermarking technology. This
patent-pending forensic watermarking extends the realm of
anti-piracy measures by enabling the tracing of unauthorised copies
of content back to the time and place of piracy.
"Service providers and their video subscribers will benefit from
having a secure method to offer premium content via a PC, which has
not been available until now," said Jeff Heynen, directing analyst
at Infonetics Research. "With ViewRight PC Player, service providers
can deliver video content to their subscribers' PC with the same
security previously available only to set-top boxes. This type of
technology will facilitate the rollout of new video services and
enable the goal of viewing content anywhere at any time."
ViewRight PC Player seamlessly integrates with system middleware
allowing service providers to have the same look and feel of the
services program guide for selection of available broadcast channels
and VOD browsing and purchase functions. It also enables access to
Personal Video Recorder (PVR) and nPVR features as available in each
"Consumers are demanding more ways to view content, and a
combination of STB and PC clients offers increased revenue
opportunities for service providers that can deliver this
flexibility," said Bob Kulakowski, CTO of Verimatrix. "ViewRight PC
Player fully leverages the subscriber's home network to efficiently
create a multi-screen home. Leading-edge technologies like ViewRight
PC Player will help make IPTV offerings more attractive and
competitive when compared to other networks, while maintaining the
highest standards of content security."
Key features of ViewRight(tm) PC Player
- Enables Standard Definition and
High Definition MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 content decode and
- Supports all trick play modes
and functions available from major VOD server systems.
- Designed to be comprehensively
branded to match operator and system requirements, including
interface language and run-time "skinning."
- Rapidly integrates with major
middleware systems to offer dynamic program guide information for
multicast channels together with library browsing and purchase
support for VOD content.
- Provides automatic network
update functions for decryption and watermarking that minimise
potential for theft of service or analogue signal piracy.
- Fully supports Verimatrix's
patent-pending GeoAuthentication(tm) and Quantum Identification(tm)
clone detection technologies.
Verimatrix is the leading provider of digital content protection
solutions with a global customer base including leading
telecommunications providers in Europe, North America and Asia.
Verimatrix offers provider approved, carrier-class solutions
specifically for Pay TV. Through the seamless integration of
patented digital watermarking technology into its best-of-breed
encryption solutions, Verimatrix protects content and revenue
streams, as well as detects digital piracy wherever it occurs within
the distribution chain. Verimatrix has excellent relationships with
the major Hollywood studios by providing valuable anti-piracy
solutions for the fight against rampant digital piracy. For more
information, please visit www.verimatrix.com.
Kelly Foster, Verimatrix
Jenna Keighley, EML
+44 (0) 20 8408 8000
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