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INSIDE Secure and Thomson Video Networks Team up to Enhance Premium Content Security for Sky Italia

INSIDE Secure, a leader in embedded security solutions for mobile and connected devices, and Thomson Video Networks, a global leader in video compression solutions for satellite, terrestrial, cable, IPTV, mobile TV, and Web streaming, today announce that they have collaborated to enhance the secure delivery of premium content for Sky Italia.

Sky Italia, leading Italian pay tv platform, will deploy Thomson Video Networks’ ViBE VS7000 multiscreen video encoder with INSIDE Secure’s Downloadable DRM Fusion™ Agent to protect its content rights. Tested for their robust interoperability, the VS7000 with DRM Fusion Agent now extend the convenience and versatility of their joint solutions and provide a better security than conditional access services. Sky Italia will thus be able to provide a high level of security for its Over-the-Top (OTT) services.

“By combining INSIDE Secure’s studio-approved DRM Fusion Agent with Thomson Video Networks’ widely-adopted ViBE VS7000 multiscreen solution, we have removed a major obstacle that has hampered Web TV and OTT operators from delivering quality experiences to their customers,” said Eric Gallier, vice president of marketing at Thomson Video Networks. “We believe bringing stronger security and capabilities combined with a superior TV experience for viewers will open up new opportunities for players needing to stream or download offline content.”

The Thomson ViBE VS7000 multiscreen video encoder delivers the best video quality at different bit rates using adaptive bit rate encoding technology with real-time encryption to stream high-value secure content to a complete range of devices. INSIDE Secure’s DRM solutions enable Sky Italia to acquire content from studios hence making it a fundamental business enabler for content distribution services on mobile devices and beyond.

“INSIDE Secure and Thomson Video Networks are making it easier and faster for customers to deploy secured premium content services on mobile devices,” says Dr. Simon Blake-Wilson, executive vice president of the Mobile Security division at INSIDE Secure. “INSIDE Secure is pleased to collaborate with Thomson Video Networks to help service providers offer quality services and run successful viewer-friendly business models.”

More than 80 service providers, including several Hollywood studios, have already adopted INSIDE Secure’s DRM solution. It is currently deployed in tens of millions of readily downloadable applications on mobile devices. It is the industry's only complete portfolio of DRMs. INSIDE Secure’s DRM solution supports multiple content protection technologies, including Microsoft PlayReady. It supports both client and server side solutions in order to license, protect, and monetize digital entertainment content and services.

About Thomson Video Networks

A global leader in advanced video compression solutions, Thomson Video Networks helps media companies, video service providers, and broadcasters deliver superior video quality at the lowest-possible bandwidth for contribution, terrestrial, satellite, cable, IPTV, and OTT services. Through Thomson Video Networks’ ongoing commitment to innovation, customers are able to leverage emerging technologies, such as the new HEVC compression standard, for the efficient delivery of new video services. This includes multiscreen applications supporting every platform from small handheld devices to large TV screens. Picture the possibilities: visit www.thomson-networks.com.

About INSIDE Secure

INSIDE Secure (NYSE Euronext Paris FR0010291245 – INSD) provides comprehensive embedded security solutions. World-leading companies rely on INSIDE Secure’s mobile security and secure transaction offerings to protect critical assets including connected devices, content, services, identity and transactions. Unmatched security expertise combined with a comprehensive range of IP, semiconductors, software and associated services gives INSIDE Secure customers a single source for advanced solutions and superior investment protection.

For more information, visit http://www.insidesecure.com www.insidesecure.com.

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