Three leading technology companies announce they have created a solution that allows service providers to quickly and cost-effectively deploy a complete multiscreen TV Everywhere service, including streaming live video. The solution includes:
- itaas, the system integrator and provider of an interactive client app for viewing content;
- RGB Networks, the leading provider of scalable multiscreen IP video delivery solutions;
- Verimatrix, a specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multiscreen digital TV services.
With over 120 million Internet connected mobile devices deployed, demand for TV Everywhere is growing. Service providers of all sizes face the challenge of offering a multiscreen service quickly or risk losing viewers to fast-moving competitors. Together, these three technology leaders provide a way to deploy a reliable solution for video streaming that dramatically reduces the time, effort and cost to launch multiscreen services.
itaas serves as the 'prime contractor' contributing its skilled team of network architects, product integration know-how and extensive product testing capabilities as well as a client side solution for viewing content on a mobile device. At the outset of a project, itaas' network architects will assess a service provider's existing video delivery infrastructure and then work with RGB Networks and Verimatrix as well as content delivery network providers to design and implement a TV Everywhere solution that leverages the existing infrastructure and keeps costs and complexity to a minimum. The customer can leverage the itaas mobile application to view content or integrate it with an existing mobile solution.
In this integrated offering, RGB Networks provides its carrier-class Video Multiprocessing Gateway, a highly scalable transcoding platform delivering superior operational savings and benefits -- as well as protocol adaptation with its TransAct Packager, which works in coordination with DRM and encryption from Verimatrix. RGB's Packager supports the three main adaptive streaming formats -- HTTP Live Streaming, HTTP Dynamic Streaming, and Smooth Streaming.
Verimatrix's VCAS for Internet TV provides a complete digital TV security solution for over-the-top services on networks implementing the HLS protocol, which includes important security extensions to support subscription and transaction-based revenue models. Verimatrix can also provide support for third-party DRM systems such as Verimatrix MultiRights for PlayReady DRM, which secures adaptive bitrate Smooth Streaming services to Microsoft PlayReady DRM-enabled clients and is supported by a single operator security headend.