Verimatrix announced API integration between its Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS) Ultra and AWS Elemental MediaConnect. The API integration is intended to provide conditional access (CA) and rights management applied between the video content ingest and distribution workflows to video service providers.
The VCAS Ultra API integration with AWS Elemental MediaConnect is designed to fulfill two main use cases - securing distribution workflows to downstream operators and enforcing the entitlements that ensure authorized operators have access to the right live streams.
AWS Media Services are intended to make it fast and easy to prepare, process, and deliver broadcast and multiscreen video from AWS. AWS Elemental MediaConnect is a transport service for live video that allows users to build live video transport workflows quicker and cheaper than satellite or fiber, with monitoring and management.
The API integration features VCAS Ultra deployed in the Verimatrix Secure Cloud, which is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform leveraging AWS.
"VCAS Ultra is a proven and widely adopted security solution for premium video services, and our API integration with AWS Elemental MediaConnect offers value-added flexibility and options for live video distribution," said Petr Peterka, CTO of Verimatrix. "The ability to secure, authenticate, and enforce distribution rights of live broadcast content in an automatic fashion is another example of a leading-edge cloud workflow that offers a compelling alternative to satellite or fiber distribution."