Samsung Electronics is set to secure content provided via its Smart TVs with Verimatrix’s ViewRight security software.
Video service apps that pay-TV operators build for Samsung Smart TVs will now be able to take advantage of ViewRight client security.
Samsung Smart TVs and the first compatible apps for Verimatrix protected services will be featured in the TeliaSonera connected TV solution rollout that will debut in several markets later this year, Verimatrix said.
The Verimatrix Content Authority System (VCAS) for Internet TV and ViewRight-enabled client devices combine to create a digital TV security solution for IP video services that uses the HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) adaptive streaming delivery standard.
As operators work on upgrades to their network architectures, IP-enabled services are an important aspect of the enhanced value that can be created, both to reach additional screens of their current subscribers and to extend their service umbrella more broadly. When it is possible to target connected TVs and other consumer electronic devices with existing IP-based services, such an upgrade becomes extremely compelling, Verimatrix explained.
Samsung will use Verimatrix’s security suite, including its VCAS security system and ViewRight client software, to protect content delivered to its Smart TVs. Video service apps that pay-TV operators build for Samsung Smart TVs will now be able to take advantage of ViewRight client security.