The challenge - going digital
The digital television market has been growing steadily over the past two decade. In the next five years, however, it is expected to sky rocket with the total number of digital TV homes exceeding 1 billion. Many content service providers are facing regulation mandates and fierce competition compelling them to accelerate their digital transition.
'Going digital' opens for operators a broad spectrum of advanced services, such as video-on-demand (VOD), live pay-per-view (PPV), which can enhance subscriber engagement and generated additional revenues. Having desirable and up-to-date content is crucial for success. In order to gain a position of trust with content owners, content service providers must be ready to effectively combat piracy and protect their premium assets.
In the competitive market space, providers need an effective and efficient security solution; one that minimizes operation costs and can be quickly deployed. With digital services fully in operation, providers can turn their focus to growing their customer base and increasing the ARPU.
VO Embedded Security is a cost-effective conditional access (CAS) platform that delivers a high standard of content protection. The scale-as-you-grow solution is designed to handle high number of subscribers - from thousands to millions; adapting to your operation's needs. The VO Embedded Security platform offers a wide variety of commercial business models, including subscription-based, pre-paid and pay-per-view (PPV).
With over 20 years of experience in premium content protection, VO's cardless CAS enables content service providers to earn the trust of content owners and gain access to desirable assets. Furthermore, the platform enables providers to fully manage their relationships with local distributors (LCOs) and eliminate subscriber-under reporting.
VO Embedded Security platform provides advanced security features including content redistribution management, card-less agent management and extended set-top box security capabilities. It also empowers end-users by providing personal-digital video recorder, preview per channel and parental control features.
As a pre-integrated bundle with digital STBs and middleware, the VO Embedded Security platform enables rapid deployment and seamless implementation of new and advanced revenue generating services. This approach ensures cost-effective initial deployment and guaranteed support of future growth initiatives. Content service providers can choose to tailor their own ecosystem by selecting from over 90 VO worldwide technology partners.
The VO embedded CAS bundle includes:
Service suspension or invalidation
LCO "Partitioning" mechanism