With a view to protecting its newly launched "mity" IPTV service, Telefonia Bonairiano (Telbo) has chosen SecureMedia's Encryptonite ONE content protection system which is a multi-format and multi-platform Conditional Access (CA)/ Digital Rights Management (DRM) software solution and employs a patented, common encryption scheme for both broadcast and video on demand (VOD) content.
Telbo in conjunction with two consultancy firms namely Savant Communications and Manycast Consultancy collaborated together to develop the IPTV service that is expected to the model for roll-out in another 24 countries by Telbo partner, Telco.
The service which was launched last month comprises a basic package of about 40 channels and these include the popular ones like HBO, Discovery and Fox. Telbo will also offer the Dutch public channels (Nederland 1, 2 and 3) which will be inserted into the head-end via optical submarine cables. The Telco also offers an Extended Basic Package and packages serving specific needs such as an International Package, Sports package, Action Package including adult content and 3 movie oriented packages.
While commenting on the significance of the service, the Managing Director of Telbo, Edsel Winklaar said that "'mity' is a significant milestone for the region, our partners, Bonaire and of course Telefonia Bonairiano. "We are proud of our employees and our partners at Savant Communications and Manycast Consultancy who established the service within a timeframe usually too tight for a project like this. To launch an enhanced, totally transparent protected digital TV service that would provide our customers with the high quality entertainment that they demanded and accomplish this within an extraordinary time deadline, we could only select SecureMedia. We required a proven and comprehensive security solution that ensured us the ability to obtain rich content from Hollywood and other major content providers and the Encryptonite ONE System is that solution."
Offering his own comment, Fred Ellis, the COO of SecureMedia added that : "We are very excited to not only secure the Caribbean's first IPTV deployment on Bonaire – 'mitv Digital TV service', but to accomplish this feat in record time, a testament to the flexibility and versatility of our Encryptonite ONE System securing such an innovative multiple services platform. We applaud Telefonia Bonairiano and our partners at Savant Communications and Manycast Consultancy for their knowledge, efficient design and operation of this enhanced, totally protected digital TV service and we look forward to working with them on new deployments throughout the region."