Chunghwa Telecom upgrades video security framework

10 Apr 2018

Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom is upgrading its video security framework as it seeks to expand its multimedia-on-demand (MoD) service offering to include 4K ultra-high definition video streaming.

The operator has upgraded to the latest generation of the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS), VCAS Ultra, to support new delivery models and next-generation streaming services for its MoD offering.

VCAS Ultra is designed to allow operators to provide premium ultra-HD services and advanced hybrid network deployments. It includes enhanced content security profiles to meet the service requirements for UHD including multi-network video watermarking technology.

“As we enter this exciting new domain of premium video delivery, we couldn’t be more pleased to already have such a deep level of confidence in our security framework and trust in Verimatrix to navigate us through the complex requirements associated with UHD/4K services,” Chunghwa Telecom deputy principal engineer Dr. Chih-Cheng Lo said.

“Selecting VCAS Ultra was an easy decision, but we also know it is the optimal solution to support our future goals as we continue to evolve to stay ahead of the competition.”

In October, Chunghwa Telecom announced plans to develop original video programming and films to drive growth and allow expansion overseas, in the face of growing competition from local cable TV companies.

The operator announced an ambition to transition into a digital media company with both a telecoms and multimedia presence.

But Chunghwa's video on demand service has reportedly lost NT$30 billion ($1.02 billion) since launching 13 years ago.

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