Verimatrix and Ocilion Partnership Powers IP-Hybrid Network for Stafag Communications AG

Leading Swiss Operator Deploys Turnkey Integrated Solution Featuring Ocilion's iptvCarrier and Verimatrix VCAS to Facilitate Its DVB-C + IP Network Upgrade

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS--(Marketwired - Sep 16, 2013) - Verimatrix, the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-network, multi-screen digital TV services around the globe, and Austrian IPTV technology company Ocilion today announced that Stafag Communications AG has deployed the integrated Ocilion and Verimatrix solution to enable its new Leu CineTV offering, which features time shifted TV, live pause, personal video recorder (PVR) and video-on-demand (VoD) films.

The integrated Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) and Ocilion's iptvCarrier solution provides Stafag a turnkey, standardized solution to help enhance and expand its existing cable network through the use of hybrid DVB-IP set top boxes (STBs), which allow on-demand IP services to be offered in addition to linear content. The service is delivered over Stafag's advanced DVB-C + IPTV hybrid network, requiring sophisticated encryption capabilities to protect the premium VoD content offering. VCAS provides a complete security infrastructure for the advanced hybrid pay-TV service, while also offering Stafag the flexibility to further expand its service offering in the future.

The joint turnkey IPTV and IP hybrid solution helps network operators and service providers seamlessly expand their service offerings with minimal CAPEX, enhancing subscriber loyalty, improving the total user experience (UX), and increasing average revenue per user (APRU).

"Verimatrix and Ocilion helped fuel the launch and success of our new Leu CineTV service by providing Stafag with a complete solution for launching -- and protecting -- our hybrid network," said Markus Schlatter, CEO, Stafag Communications. "Stafag is committed to providing our subscribers with access to a wide range of pay-TV services. Ocilion iptvCarrier and Verimatrix VCAS help us achieve that vision, while also positioning Stafag to add new services in the future."

VCAS provides the tools and support digital TV operators require in order to address the new opportunities arising from the accelerating convergence of video delivery over various types of networks -- whether managed or unmanaged -- to a multitude of devices. It implements a single security authority for multiple networks and devices, supporting various video and digital rights management (DRM) formats while providing a harmonized cross-network entitlement management.

"The launch of Stafag's Leu CineTV offering highlights the increasing popularity of hybrid network architectures," said Steve Oetegenn, chief sales and marketing officer, Verimatrix. "We are delighted to have partnered with Ocilion on this exciting deployment, as we believe our integrated solution offers operators a compelling combination of strengths to help optimize quality, functionality and the consumer experience."

"We chose to collaborate with Verimatrix because of the company's depth and breadth of experience in providing revenue security for hybrid deployments," said Hans Kühberger, CEO, Ocilion. "Given the increasing number of hybrid network deployments, we anticipate growing demand for our integrated solution. We look forward to collaborating with Verimatrix on future deployments."

For additional information please visit the Verimatrix website.

About Ocilion
Ocilion is a unique solution provider with a clear focus on delivering an integrated, end-to-end IPTV platform. The technology is recognized as cutting edge for creating and delivering interactive TV services via broadband networks. The service includes system integration, installation, hardware acquisition, support and servicing on a one-stop shopping basis. In addition to individually programmed software, Ocilion offers consulting in the field of IPTV.

About Stafag

Stafag Communications AG is a network and providing company in the east of Switzerland near the Lake of Constance. They build koaxial and fiber networks and 50 employers have the opportunity to provide 30,000 users with TV, internet and telefon services.

About Verimatrix
Verimatrix specializes in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-network, multi-screen digital TV services around the globe. The award-winning and independently audited Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) and ViewRight® solutions enable cable, satellite, terrestrial, IPTV and OTT operators to cost-effectively extend their networks and enable new business models. As the established leader in cardless security solutions, the company has leveraged its innovative 3-Dimensional Security approach to provide harmonized rights for premium content delivery to a range of devices over new hybrid network combinations.

Maintaining close relationships with major studios, broadcasters, standards organizations and its unmatched partner ecosystem enables Verimatrix to provide a unique perspective on video business issues beyond content security as operators introduce new services to take advantage of the proliferation of connected devices. Verimatrix is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company. For more information, please visit, our Pay TV Views blog and follow us at @verimatrixinc, Facebook and LinkedIn to join the conversation.