Verimatrix has announced a pair of OTT deals in Asia-Pacific involving its Video Content Authority System (VCAS) for Internet TV – one with Hong Kong’s myTV SUPER, and the other with Malaysia-based digital entertainment group WebTVAsia.
myTV SUPER – the OTT video unit of Hong Kong TV broadcaster TVB – has extended its deployment of the Verimatrix VCAS for Internet TV to provide OTT video security for its myTV SUPER video service launched in 2016.
“The audience in Hong Kong is very savvy when it comes to accessing quality content and at a reasonable cost, so when we introduced myTV SUPER as a competitively priced service for premium video content, it became crucial that our existing VCAS for Internet TV architecture had the flexibility to provide multi-screen support for our expanded range of OTT services, including live broadcast and VOD content,” said Rex Ching, Head of Technical Engineering at myTV SUPER.
myTV SUPER can be accessed by various devices, including a dedicated set-top box, mobile app, and website.
“VCAS for Internet TV continues to be the ideal OTT revenue security solution for myTV SUPER because it provides support for service compatible devices with standalone HLS DRM,” said Steve Oetegenn, president at Verimatrix.
Meanwhile, Verimatrix also announced that WebTVAsia has deployed the VCAS for Internet TV as the underlying framework for its VOD service.
From its own managed platform, WebTVAsia delivers premium OTT content to multiple countries in Asia. VCAS for Internet TV addresses the company’s core technical requirements and enables future opportunities for growth, said WebTVAsia group CEO Fred Chong.
“Over the last four years, we have built one of the largest YouTube networks in Asia with 80 million subscribers and 2 billion monthly views,” said Chong. “We invested in the flexible VCAS architecture because it will scale with us as we continue to penetrate multiple Asian markets, eventually expanding to equip us with set-top box compatibility and in-depth analytic capabilities.”