Russian telco MegaFon, one of the country’s largest with over 64mn subscribers, has selected content protection technology from US firm Verimatrix to protect its managed IPTV and over-the-top (OTT) video services.
These new IP video services have been developed by MegaLabs, an arm of MegaFon focused on launching new products and technologies, and include both linear and video-on-demand programming.
MegaLabs chose Verimatrix’s Video Content Authority System (VCAS) to protect the delivery of content on both managed and unmanaged delivery networks to PC, phone, tablet and set-top box (STB) devices.
The Verimatrix solution use a common rights management API to provide a single point of integration with business management systems that also enables super domain management across device types.
When content is added to a subscriber’s domain, it is automatically authorised for delivery to all the domain’s devices, regardless of delivery network and CAS/DRM implementation.
MegaFon and its subsidiaries have licenses to operate in all of the Russian regions and in the Republics of Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Tajikistan. In 2012, MegaFon became one of the first operators in Russia to launch a 4G network.