GCI picks Verimatrix, CSI Digital for IPTV

Mon, 11/10/2008 - 7:40am
Mike Robuck

Content security provider Verimatrix and CSI Digital today announced that Gorham Communications Inc. (GCI) has selected an integrated offering from the two companies for its end-to-end IPTV platform.

CSI Digital's D-Video! has been integrated with the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS) for IPTV to provide GCI a studio- and broadcaster-approved IPTV video package platform.

D-Video! is an IPTV wholesale video package that helps network operators upgrade their existing video plant for a quicker way to enter new markets. CSI Digital leverages a worldwide satellite infrastructure, content, hardware and software licensing relationships to provide wholesale video.

Verimatrix's VCAS for IPTV 2.3 features end-to-end encryption that is designed specifically for the emerging IPTV business model. It can support any combination of centralized or distributed subscriber management, including mixes of middleware systems and set-top boxes (STB) to meet specific local needs of its IPTV retailer community.

CSI Digital is an authorized reseller of Verimatrix's content security products.

"It is important for us to deliver cost-effective and high-quality IPTV services. With the integrated solution, we are able to quickly build new infrastructure and market attractive services bundles to our existing and potential customer base," said Mike Murphy, president of GCI. "We've been very pleased with the responsive customer service."

GCI has selected Minerva's middleware and set-top boxes from ADB for its new IPTV service, scheduled to launch in January 2009, which will be delivered through GCI's newly upgraded fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network (story here).

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