Verimatrix announced that MYBOX has integrated its Video Content Authority System (VCAS) for DVB solution into its newest line of digital set-top boxes (STBs). The innovative solution packages locally-manufactured STB hardware from MYBOX with advanced conditional access provisioned by Verimatrix to offer Indian pay-TV operators a cost-effective solution for DVB cardless security.

"We have been thoroughly impressed with Verimatrix as it continues to grow and truly thrive in India's rapidly evolving pay-TV landscape, securing business with many of our country's top-tier operators. This made our decision to integrate advanced cardless security capabilities of VCAS for DVB very clear," said MYBOX Managing Director & CEO Amit Kharabhanda. "With the combined strength of this collaboration, we can develop STBs in house that give our customers the confidence, transparency and flexibility they need to succeed in today's market."

MYBOX provides STBs to various cable and satellite major operators across India and has reached more than 15 million pay-TV customers. By developing a joint solution with Verimatrix, it can now offer Indian pay-TV operators best-in-class hardware and CAS security without the long lead times typically required to procure STBs from overseas manufacturers. The collaboration between both companies supports the "Make in India" initiative launched by the Government of India to encourage local companies to manufacture products.

"Verimatrix has the utmost respect for MYBOX's initiative to compete in the global marketplace, and we are very pleased to support its efforts by working together to provide our advanced DVB security solutions into its locally-manufactured products," said Steve Oetegenn, president of Verimatrix. "The strengths of both companies perfectly complement each other to offer the modern, cost-effective technology Indian pay-TV operators need to streamline their business models."

The STBs will soon also support Amazon's Alexa voice-based assistant for an enhanced user experience, a first for the segment globally. MYBOX set-top box users will be able to use all the features on Alexa devices, including voice command-based search, entertainment/ music, shopping and more, in addition to controlling the TV screen and smart-home devices. This is MYBOX's first product in the IoT domain, for which it has future plans to expand with Verimatrix. – PR Newswire