Verimatrix has announced that Hong Kong-based Anyplex is securing its over-the-top (OTT) video on demand (VOD) service with the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS) for Internet TV. Anyplex is an on-demand streaming service in Hong Kong that delivers premium content to Anyplex-enabled devices, such as set-top boxes, connected TVs, iPhones and iPads.?

Key challenges for Anyplex to deliver video to multiple consumer devices over unmanaged networks included the need to secure on-demand content from studios with shorter release windows and maintain high quality of experience for consumers. It rapidly became apparent that the HTTP Live Streaming protocol had several advantages in addressing automatic bitrate for OTT content to be shared between devices with different screen resolutions, processing power and available network bandwidth, while maintaining a smooth viewer experience. HTTP Live Streaming requires a smaller memory footprint that suits most devices with lightweight memory.

VCAS for Internet TV includes important extensions to the baseline security in HTTP Live Streaming that improve the capability to support subscription and transaction based pay-TV services. In particular, VCAS for Internet TV ensures that decryption keys are managed and selectively distributed to authorized clients only. This layer of security granted Anyplex access to more premium content and shorter release windows from studios.

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