Viaccess SA, a France Telecom company, delivers solutions for digital pay television and secured content distribution. Its mission is the development, production and marketing of conditional access and DRM-based systems for all types of networks, broadcast (satellite, cable, terrestrial, MMDS, DVB-H, etc.) and broadband (DSL, FTTH, 3G, etc.). The constant growth of the pay TV market and digital content not only boosts direct to home distribution by satellite, cable, terrestrial and broadband over IP networks, but it also represents an enormous opportunity for the entertainment industry.
Content protection is vital to secure this business throughout the value chain. The revenues it generates depend on the consumer’s readiness to pay and satisfaction.
Viaccess offers a huge product set to protect content in any distribution network, with solutions for operators, content providers and rights holders. The benefits of this choice are the highest required security level for players across the industry, and total flexibility for the creation of diverse commercial offers and business models. Viaccess made the acquisition of Orca Interactive in May 2008 to consolidate its position as a provider of innovative technologies for content services on broadcast, fixed and mobile networks.
Viaccess has been successfully deployed in 35 countries world-wide, on more than 80 digital platforms including multi-channel providers and digital content distributors. Viaccess is one of the leading European companies for IPTV protection (SOURCE: MRG IPTV Market Leader Report 2011).
Since 2007, François Moreau de Saint Martin is the CEO of VIACCESS.