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RCDb and Verimatrix Secure OTT Video to Blu-ray Players

Verimatrix and Related Content Database, Inc. (RCDb) announced at IBC 2010 a licensable system for securing premium video content for over the top (OTT) distribution to Internet connected Blu-ray Disc (BD) players.

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Unedited press release follows:

RCDb and Verimatrix Partner to Secure Premium Video Distribution to Internet-Connected Blu-ray Players

Operators Can Now Leverage Significant Blu-ray Installed Base for OTT Video Delivery

AMSTERDAM–Verimatrix, the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-screen digital TV services around the globe, and Related Content Database, Inc. (RCDb), a next generation television software and data services company, unveiled at IBC2010 the first licensable solution for securing premium video content for over the top (OTT) distribution to Internet connected Blu-ray players.

The joint solution highlights how broadcasters, programmers and network operators can leverage the rapidly expanding base of Internet-connected Blu-ray players to cost effectively extend their revenue footprint through branded video services.

RCDb’s licensable Blu-ray disc client and server platform enables a complete operator-branded BD-Live service that supports both IP delivery of TV content and the extension of an operator’s STB user experience to consumer friendly Blu-ray players. Verimatrix has extended its MultiRights™ architecture for encryption, secure key management and device authentication to protect streaming content to Blu-ray players. No custom player integration is required, as the integrated application is delivered in the form of a spec compliant Blu-ray disc and the secure content delivery leverages the standards-based and studio-endorsed AACS content protection built into every device.

“Over the Top only happens at scale with the participation of premium content providers,” said Zane Vella, CEO of RCDb. “By integrating AACS security within the trusted and widely deployed Verimatrix MultiRights solution, Internet connected Blu-ray players become the natural bridge from disc to digital.”

“Pay-TV operators are responding to competitive pressures by finding innovative ways to add new services,” said Tom Munro, CEO of Verimatrix. “The new generation of high definition Blu-ray players represents a strategic, low capital expenditure, opportunity. Our joint solution opens up new avenues of revenue growth for content distribution.”

To view a demonstration of the joint solution, visit the Verimatrix booth 4.B84.

About Verimatrix
Verimatrix specializes in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-screen digital TV services around the globe. The award-winning and independently audited Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) and ViewRight® solutions offer an innovative approach for cable, satellite, terrestrial and IPTV operators to cost-effectively extend their networks and enable new business models.

As the recognized leader in software-based security solutions for premier service providers, Verimatrix has pioneered the 3-Dimensional Security approach that offers flexible layers of protection techniques to address evolving business needs and revenue threats. Maintaining close relationships with major studios, broadcasters, industry organizations, and its unmatched partner ecosystem enables Verimatrix to provide a unique perspective on digital TV business issues beyond content security as operators seek to deliver compelling new services.

About RCDb
Related Content Database (RCDb) provides communication software solutions and data services to Hollywood studios, network operators, and consumer electronics manufacturers. The RCDb software platform enables our customers to rapidly integrate and deploy a wide range of public and private web services to managed network set-top boxes, connected TVs, and Blu-ray discs and players. The RCDb database provides time-based metadata and services to enable monetization of digital video across multiple distribution platforms. The company also provides customer support and professional services, including development, integration, and training. RCDb Inc. has offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles.