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June 25, 2013

NTT Plala Deploys the Verimatrix VCAS to Secure Hikari-TV for Smartphones

By Nathesh, TMCnet Contributor

Verimatrix (News - Alert), a provider for security solutions for multi-network, multi-screen digital TV services, asserted that it will be offering its Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS) solution to Japanese Internet service provider NTT (News - Alert) Plala through a partnership with Alfredcore.

NTT Plala hopes to secure its Hikari-TV for smartphones by deploying the Verimatric VCAS solution. Hikari-TV is claimed to be one of the largest Internet TV services available in Japan, which encompasses 93 live coverage channels, more than 30,000 video on demand (VoD) titles and approximately 30,000 karaoke titles.

Steve Oetegenn (News - Alert), chief sales and marketing officer at Verimatrix, commented, “This is a very exciting deployment for Verimatrix as it represents a significant new VCAS for Internet TV deployment in Japan. Alfredcore is an important part of our partner ecosystem, and we are delighted that NTT Plala has achieved many benefits as a result of deploying our best-of-breed, advanced solution. We anticipate additional opportunities for collaboration in the future across the important Asia Pacific region.”

By deploying Verimatrix VCAS for its internet TV service, NTT Plala now has the option to make use of an advanced suite of technologies that address content security challenges for the networks of today, and those of the future. By leveraging the ALFSTREAM head-end offered by Alfredcore, NTT Plala will also be able to deliver a flexible range of business models within a robust security architecture, which also helps to improve the subscribers' quality of experience (QoE).

TMCnet reported that VCAS for Internet TV serves as a security solution for OTT services over networks that are designed for HLS adaptive rate video delivery. VCAS for Internet TV safeguards video services that can be delivered on screens and across multiple network types and they also match the requirements of broadcast (linear) and on-demand delivery modes.

Alfredcore, a Japanese cloud computing system provider, exclaimed that the HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) security enhancements found in VCAS for Internet TV are especially useful in helping NTT Plala optimize and extend their service offering.

Edited by Alisen Downey

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