Verimatrix acquires Akamai Identity Services assets

Verimatrix, a specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for network-connected devices and services, announced the addition of TV Everywhere authentication capabilities with acquisition of the assets that comprise the Akamai Identity Services (AIS) product.
“This acquisition fits perfectly with our roadmap to streamline content workflows via cloud-based technologies to connect global consumers with great content,” said Mike Kleiman, COO, Verimatrix. “We are able to extend the value of these global identity services under our solution umbrella and provide a more flexible, yet standards-based alternative that will improve the experience for consumers and open new markets for content providers and programmers.”
In a press release, Verimatrix said AIS enables content providers and video service operators to rapidly bring authenticated TVE services to market by providing a common framework for implementing and scaling proprietary provider-operator relationships. Verimatrix will offer the enhanced and rebranded authentication services as an integrated component of the Verimatrix Content Authority System (VCAS) and Viewthority, the newly launched connected content distribution platform, as well as a standalone solution in order to best match content providers’ needs.
Verimatrix President, Steve Oetegenn, will participate as speaker in the next edition of NexTV CEO Latam, on November 1 & 2 in Miami, where he will analyze the new opportunities in pay TV in Latin America along with executives of StarTV de México, A&E Latin America, HBO Latin America and Cable Mio – Tevecom.