Econet Media is securing its Kwesé TV service with the Video Content Authority System of Verimatrix, the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-network, multiscreen digital TV services across the world.
The new service will be applied to both the Kwesé app and Kwesé Free Sports channel.
By TechnoMag Reporter
Kwesé TV has been developed to provide African consumers with a compelling alternative to the existing TV services in the region.
Today, consumers can access premium live sports content, including the English Premier League, National Basketball Association (NBA), Extreme Fighting Championship (EFC) and the National Football League (NFL), among others, on Android and iOS mobile devices through the app, FTA set-top boxes, and digital TVs with a built-in set-top box.
“We aim to fill the existing gap in the market by providing viewers across the African continent with premium quality content. We recognize that we need to select the right partners in order for us to achieve our objectives, and security is an important aspect of our business. Verimatrix provides us with a scalable and cost-effective security solution”.
Verimatrix president Steve Oetegenn said, “Econet has taken a unique approach to the African TV market with the disruptive Kwesé TV offering, and we are thrilled to be the security partner of choice for the region’s freshest premium entertainment platform.”
“VCAS supports Kwesé TV’s modern, cost effective approach to video delivery as it is designed to future proof the network by enabling Econet to add more advanced features on the same security platform as their service grows”, he also added.
Verimatrix will illustrate how security solutions are at the core of all key monetization strategies for pay-TV and Internet video service at TV Connect Africa 2016 Booth #TV7, 15-17 November in Cape Town, South Africa. Geir Bjørndal, VP International Strategy, Sales Middle East and Africa, will present a lunchtime Masterclass session to show operators in Africa how to get started with interactive services over IP.