has been ranked the global number one provider of IPTV content protection for the sixth consecutive reporting period by Multimedia Research Group. In the analyst firm's latest semi-annual IPTV Market Leader Report, Verimatrix demonstrated its sustained growth in the worldwide IPTV industry, and retained a significant margin in market share above its competitors. In addition, Verimatrix was again the only company to rank in the top four in each region.
MRG's report tracks the top 100 IPTV vendors in 24 regional sub-segments based on the installed base of six product categories in more than 700 IPTV operations. The report confirms continued growth of subscribers reflected by increased deployments of IPTV products in Europe, Asia, Rest of World, and especially in North America. MRG's report also tracks technology leadership as a means to identify future growth for new applications, such as converged services and multi-platform content distribution in complex international markets. Verimatrix is noted to have exceptionally strong growth prospects due to the number of its tier one telco customers, many of which are experiencing increased subscriber growth including TeliaSonera, Belgacom and Neuf Cegetel.
The award-winning Verimatrix Video Content Authority System for IPTV is part of its 3-Dimensional Content Security approach for telecommunications carriers, service providers, content aggregators and resellers that must provide content security on their IP networks for live broadcast and video-on-demand IPTV services. The software-based content security solution obviates the need for smart cards through the leverage of mature, proven two-way Internet security protocols, a Public Key Infrastructure public/private key pair system and X.509 digital certificates.
A downloadable security system for IP clients is not only more secure, it enables less expensive set-top box hardware and can be quickly updated as required to combat potential pirate attacks. VCAS for IPTV has been approved by all major studios for protection of premium content as well as by all the major broadcasters including Disney, Discovery, HBO, Showtime and ESPN. Verimatrix is an ISO 9001:2000 certified company.