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June 20, 2012

YOU SCOD18 New Digital Cable Service Selects Verimatrix

By Raju Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor

VCAS 3from Verimatrix (News - Alert) is the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS). It offers the tools digital TV operators need to explore new opportunities arising from the accelerating convergence of video delivery over various types of networks - whether managed or unmanaged - to a multitude of devices. This integration must cover a proactive revenue protection and improvement approach that facilitates service operators to cast a much wider net with their service offerings.

Recently, the company announced that YOU SCOD18, an Indian Multi System Operator (MSO), has opted for the VCAS architecture to offer revenue security for its new digital cable service. YOU SCOD18 Networking Pvt Ltd. is a joint venture between YOU Broadband and Cable India Ltd.

YOU Broadband India and cable operators in Mumbai can now make use of VCAS 3 to improve the analog-to-digital transition. This is made possible with its special ability to integrate all needed conditional access system (CAS) functionality together with the interactivity of an IP-based network through a single security solution, the company stated in a press release.

“The digitalization of cable TV networks in India presents operators with challenges and opportunities like never before in the history of television in India. We feel that revenue security is at the core of this transition, and we are delighted to have partnered with YOU SCOD18 to fuel their digitalization efforts," said Steve Oetegenn (News - Alert), chief sales and marketing officer, Verimatrix. "This is a very exciting time in the Indian market, and we look forward to helping YOU SCOD18 achieve subscriber and revenue growth.”

Recently, the company announced that Geir Bjørndal was appointed in the team to work with his experience, expertise and relationships in the global DVB operator marketplace. Bjørndal is chartered with considerably improving the company's market penetration and visibility with operators looking to make use of the benefit of new generation DVB hybrid networks that consist of IP and over-the-top (OTT) video delivery, which is a key area of focus for Verimatrix.

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Edited by Brooke Neuman

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