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Chilean operator picks Verimatrix

Tue, 07/06/2010 - 8:10am
Brian Santo

Chilean service provider Gtd Manquehue has chosen Verimatrix to secure its broadcast and video-on-demand channels on its DVB-C/IPTV-based hybrid network.

The Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS) for DVB hybrid solutions will be integrated with Gtd's I-Systems digital TV platform, which includes middleware and VOD servers from GoBackTV and hybrid set-top boxes from Xavi.

GTD Manquehue has been rolling out broadband services in Santiago on its FTTH network. The digital TV service offers high-definition on its DVB-C network and incorporates an IP return channel for management, VOD and interactivity.

"We conducted an extensive evaluation of the solution from I-Systems and Verimatrix and were very pleased with the platform's capabilities to deliver and secure high-quality broadcast content, along with an expanding range of interactive services," said Fernando Gana, general manager of Gtd Imagen, the pay-television business unit of Gtd Group. "We can't say enough about their excellent customer service, which has supported our aggressive rollout schedule and helped us maintain our position and recognition in the country."

"We expect Latin America to be a significant growth area for us, as we are seeing many progressive service providers taking advantage of advanced, cost-effective technology. I-Systems is clearly a valuable partner for us in this region," said Steve Oetegenn, chief sales and marketing officer at Verimatrix.

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