Hathway deploys Verimatrix cardless solution to secure its DVB hybrid cable box

MUMBAI: Cable TV and broadband company Hathway Cable and Datacom has selected Verimatrix next-generation cardless solution to secure its new DVB Hybrid Cable Box, which is the first set-top box (STB) of its kind in India to be built on Android TV O (Oreo) operating system.

To secure its Android TV deployment, it is essential for Hathway to have a separation between pay-TV security processing and data from other applications. Verimatrix has prior experience providing the necessary isolation, including decryption, for Android TV using VCAS Ultra.

Designed with the future in mind, VCAS Ultra can be adapted to support Hathway’s evolving needs as it begins to offer more advanced delivery models and more flexible subscription models. The future-proof platform extends the company’s reach to premium UHD services and advanced hybrid deployments by being pre-integrated with VideoMark forensic watermarking and ensuring compliance with MovieLabs’ specifications for Enhanced Content Protection.

“Because Verimatrix offers a variety of innovative next-generation solutions, backed by a well-established reputation in India, we didn’t have any hesitations in selecting the company as our preferred security provider. While our initial focus is to optimize revenue security for our new DVB Hybrid Cable Box, our long-term vision is to expand the framework with more of the benefits Verimatrix has to offer, including analytics, digital rights management and more,” said Hathway chief digital & information officer Vivekanand Tripathi.

“Our experience in securing Android TV deployments made VCAS Ultra the obvious choice to secure the DVB Hybrid Cable Box, but it is truly the flexible and scalable design of the platform that makes the most strategic sense for Hathway in the long run. VCAS Ultra offers a complete revenue security toolbox for encryption, watermarking and service management, so the initial DVB cardless deployment is really just the tip of the iceberg,” said Verimatrix president Steve Oetegenn.

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