The two companies have joined forces to offer solutions combining the multiscreen media sharing, management and big data functionality of ACCESS Twine™ with proven revenue security from Verimatrix VCAS™ and ViewRight®

Oberhausen, Germany, 2 June 2016
ACCESS CO., LTD today announced that it has extended its partnership with Verimatrix to enhance and secure the convergence of traditional broadcast infrastructure and IP services. As more devices enter the multiscreen mix, security has become a core component of rights negotiation. The collaboration between ACCESS and Verimatrix enables operators to deploy multiscreen systems that comply with the latest studio requirements, such as secure content redistribution from a gateway to devices connected over any network.

“We have been working with Verimatrix in projects with our embedded browser and media sharing solutions for a number of years and the synergy between our solutions has increased since the launch of our multiscreen management platform ACCESS Twine™,” said Dr. Neale Foster, COO and VP Global Sales, ACCESS Europe. “We both believe that operators of all sizes, both traditional and IP pure-players, need solutions that enable them to offer a seamless and secure experience across all screens. The combination of ACCESS Twine™ with the Verimatrix VCAS™ and ViewRight® revenue security solutions achieves exactly that.”

The joint solution provides operators with a range of new services and consumer offerings:

  • Operators benefit from the advanced security level that studios now expect
  • Operators can gather viewing data for recommendations, advertising and marketing
  • Operators can combine content from OTT third parties to retain and extend user engagement
  • Consumers can access content through a harmonized UX on all devices
  • Consumers can use their familiar operator services in and out of the home

“Operators now want to ensure that consumers can access multiple content sources via their branded platform, which can create significant security and UI challenges,” states Steve Oetegenn, President, Verimatrix. “Our extended collaboration with ACCESS enables operators to make sense of today’s multiscreen, multi-DRM world without compromising on content protection or personalisation.”

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About ACCESS
Since 1984, ACCESS CO., LTD. (Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers Index, 4813) has provided advanced IT solutions centered around mobile and network software technologies to telecom carriers, consumer electronics manufacturers, broadcasting and publishing companies, the automotive industry and energy infrastructure providers around the world. The company develops mobile software solutions that have been installed on over 1.5 billion devices, and network software solutions that have been used by over 300 telecommunication equipment manufacturers. Utilizing its network virtualization technology skills and knowledge, the company is currently focusing on the development and commercialization of Internet of Things (IoT) and media solutions that combine embedded and cloud technology. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, the company operates subsidiaries and affiliates in Asia, Europe and the United States to support and expand its business globally. Learn more about ACCESS at www.access-company.com.

About Verimatrix
Verimatrix specializes in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-network, multi-screen digital TV services around the globe and is recognized as the global number one in revenue security for connected video devices. The award-winning and independently audited Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) family of solutions enable next-generation video service providers to cost-effectively extend their networks and enable new business models. The company has continued its technical innovation by offering the world’s only globally interconnected revenue security platform, Verspective™ Intelligence Center, for automated system optimization and data collection/analytics.

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

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