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Verimatrix Integrates with AWS Elemental MediaConnect for Secure Premium Video

AWS Elemental MediaConnect debuted in November to provide flexible, reliable transport for live video into, within, or out of the AWS Cloud. With MediaConnect, content providers can ingest or distribute live video via IP networks or AWS DirectConnect, so transport workloads can be deployed more quickly and at lower cost than with satellite or fiber.

Network operators and other content providers use MediaConnect for business-to-business distribution, furnishing premium content to affiliate stations, video services providers, or other content partners for final delivery or to use in their own video workflows. MediaConnect enables highly secure stream sharing via entitlements, which let users grant another AWS account access to their content directly, with no need for distribution hubs. Now, a new API integration with Verimatrix’s Video Content Authority System (VCAS) Ultra solution gives MediaConnect users the option to deploy sophisticated content and revenue security services as part of their end-to-end live content workflows.

VCAS Ultra is a cloud-based, multi-network, multi-DRM (digital rights management) solution that enhances security and monetization for premium content. It offers studio-approved, software-based conditional access and DRM security for content protection on IPTV, OTT, DVB, hybrid IP-OTT and DVB-OTT, and multi-DRM delivery networks. The API integration features VCAS Ultra deployed in the Verimatrix Secure Cloud, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform leveraging AWS that lets customers eliminate the need to install, configure and manage physical servers to operate VCAS Ultra services.

For MediaConnect users, the API integration provides conditional access and rights management for premium content that has been ingested into the cloud. This enables enhanced security for distribution workflows to downstream operators and enforcement of the entitlements that ensure authorized organizations have access to the right live streams. Content providers can streamline deployment and monetization of premium content distribution workflows as well as automating video analytics reporting between content providers and their partners.

To learn more about MediaConnect, check out our on-demand webcast and demo, Reliable, Flexible Contribution and Distribution for High-Quality Live Video.

James McIntyre

James McIntyre