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Verimatrix provides security for new Android TV venture

Swedish TV provider Com Hem is using the VCAS Ultra platform to secure its UHD/4K content
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Verimatrix has announced that Swedish TV provider Com Hem has upgraded to its Video Content Authority System (VCAS) Ultra platform to provide pay-TV security for a new set-top box deployment.

Built on the Android N (Nougat) operating system, the new STB is being rolled out to Com Hem’s 1.4 million subscribers for cable, terrestrial, IPTV and OTT delivery. Content for all services across these three networks and screens is secured end-to-end by VCAS Ultra, which ensures that UHD/4K content security meets or exceeds the MovieLabs specification for Enhanced Content Protection.

Effective content security requires a separation between pay-TV security processing and data from other applications, and VCAS Ultra provides the necessary isolation, including decryption, from the otherwise open Android TV environment.

VCAS Ultra harnesses a Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) inside the STB’s system-on-chip (SoC) and includes security clients for the IPTV and cable networks for which Com Hem operates. Optional forensic watermarking guarantees content and revenue security for Com Hem and its content providers.

“Com Hem had an ambitious vision of offering its customers virtually unlimited choice in accessing and viewing video content, and VCAS Ultra provides the precise technology needed to support the different delivery methods, extend subscriber reach to UHD/4K services and protect the content in accordance with the latest industry standards,” said Steve Oetegenn, president of Verimatrix. “As Com Hem continues to grow and innovate its service offerings, it can rest assured that the flexible and scalable VCAS framework will consistently keep pace.”

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