Verimatrix to provide revenue security for You Scod18's digital cable service

MUMBAI: Multi-system operator You Scod18, a joint venture between You Telecom and Cable India, has selected Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS) architecture to provide revenue security for its new digital cable service.

You Broadband India and cable operators in Mumbai selected VCAS 3 to fuel its analog-to-digital transition due to its ability to combine all required conditional access system (CAS) functionality together with the interactivity of an IP-based network via a single robust security solution.

You Scod18‘s new digital cable service offers subscribers access to more than 200 channels, including regional channels and local movie channels, and the MSO plans to add video-on-demand (VoD) services in the near future.

The Verimatrix cardless security solution is able to secure live and interactive content delivery via a single security head-end, reducing Opex and Capex as the operator expands its services.

"We evaluated several CAS vendors and ultimately chose to partner with Verimatrix because of its ability to provide us with a true, integrated multi-screen platform. We believe that partnering with Verimatrix will result in many unique benefits, including enhanced revenue security and the flexibility to easily develop and deploy new multi-screen services," says You Scod18 director N K Rouse.

For the initial rollout, VCAS for DVB was deployed over You Scod18‘s existing hybrid fiber coax (HFC) network using the Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) standards-based technology for broadcast distribution.

The solution was deployed in Simulcrypt mode, which allows You Scod18 to deploy VCAS for DVB where new services are introduced, but enables the legacy CAS to operate in parallel, serving subscribers who chose not to upgrade immediately.

"The digitalisation of cable TV networks in India presents operators with challenges and opportunities like never before in the history of television in India. We feel that revenue security is at the core of this transition, and we are delighted to have partnered with You Scod18 to fuel their digitalisation efforts," said Verimatrix chief sales and marketing officer Steve Oetegenn.

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