IPTV is a dynamic and fast growing market. According to MRG, the number of total global IPTV subscribers will grow from 20 million to 89 million subscribers in 2012.
Europe continues to move forward deploying cutting-edge IPTV services such as web TV, catch-up TV, and hybrid TV services.
In Asia, India, Latin America and other emerging countries, IPTV services are being launched. In the US, incumbent telecom operators are also starting to deploy such services.
IPTV operator needs
Fast time-to-market is a determining factor for telecom operators entering this competitive environment. As a result, they are searching for pre-integrated, quick to deploy IPTV solutions to enable a rich set of advanced functions that can be implemented across a wide range of set-top boxes (STBs).
Open architecture is also key when selecting an IPTV service platform. Telecom operators and their preferred system integrators request enhanced flexibility and control over design and installation when integrating a complete IPTV solution.
Telecom operators also expect telco-grade solutions to ensure the best quality of service (QOS) and quality of experience (QOE) while at the same time, minimising the risks.
Viaccess & Orca joint IPTV solution
The Viaccess and Orca IPTV solution brings the best-of-breed IPTV solutions from both conditional access (CA) and data rights management (DRM) and also the service platform/middleware side into a pre-integrated, unified, end-to-end IPTV solution.
Viaccess’ cardless IPTV CA/DRM solution enables operators to access premium content from studios and content owners by providing robust protection of the intellectual property rights.
Viaccess cardless IPTV CA/DRM is Merdan certified with the highest achievable security grade. Viaccess’ security is enhanced by legal and technical counter measures and embeds a fall back mechanism to ensure best QOS and ‘always on’ TV services.
With more than 15 years experience in piracy management, operators can rely on Viaccess to help them run a successful pay-TV business safe in the knowledge that their live and video-on-demand contents are fully protected.
Orca’s Innovative RiGHTv IPTV middleware enables flexible and rapid subscriber user interface (SUI) development by third party companies.
Orca’s service delivery platform (SDP) enables the telecom operator to easily add new third party functionalities such as: games, converged telephony functionalities and messaging applications.
Orca’s RiGHTv IPTV middleware key functionalities includes business management, asset management, subscriber self service and reporting.
Viaccess and Orca are the telecom operators’ partner, whatever stage of the business they are at:
Through Viaccess & Orca’s pre-integrated solution, the operator will benefit from one single point of contact to ensure the best time-to-market, but also benefit from one unique IPTV professional service and support all along its business cycle life.
The Viaccess and Orca solution is future proof as it enables the telecom operator to easily manage complexity when deploying new convergent services for new devices (mobile, PC, etc) while at the same time controlling the associated investments and operational costs.