VeriSign and ioko have enabled successful mobile and broadband content delivery solutions including Channel 4's 4oD, Sky Anytime on PC and for other telecommunications, media and entertainment leaders in Europe, Asia and North America.
"With a trend toward high-quality, long-form content and a consumer that is more mobile and demanding than ever, media and entertainment brands are having to rethink and retool their approach -- developing new digital distribution channels and experiences that fully embrace today's connected consumers," said Stephen Condon, vice president, media and entertainment, VeriSign. "With VeriSign's digital content delivery platform fortified by ioko's trusted consulting and integration expertise, we will deliver solutions that enable our customers to economically harness this rapid pace of innovation."
"The world of digital content is rapidly evolving, and there is a requirement for increasing sophistication in the delivery of digital content to consumers," says Mark Christie, managing director, ioko. "ioko's experience with VeriSign, delivering digital media across multiple platforms to diverse devices, means that together we can deliver business advantage to our clients and VeriSign's Three-Screen solution for media and entertainment companies provides us with the flexibility to do this."
The VeriSign® Three-Screen Solution enables media and entertainment companies to accelerate time to market and drive new revenue streams by helping them offer end users an enhanced digital experience across a broad spectrum of media consumer touch points including the TV, PC and mobile phone. VeriSign enables media and entertainment companies to engage and embrace customers anytime, anywhere through intelligent network integration, coupled with consistent and secure content delivery.
With its heritage in security, VeriSign takes an advanced, layered approach to securing digital content, regardless of network or viewing medium. Content is protected from unauthorised distribution with DRM, authentication, encryption technologies (digital certificates) and geo IP restriction in transit and to verify the source. VeriSign will also help media and entertainment companies respond to the complex demands of dramatically changing consumer usage characteristics and distribution opportunities.
The VeriSign® Three-Screen Solution includes the following features:
-- VeriSign® Intelligent Content Delivery Network is designed to reach both mobile and broadband consumers, offering cost-competitive content delivery and giving media and entertainment companies the ability to support SMS, MMS and WAP-push modes of content delivery. -- VeriSign® Interactive Applications Services offer media and entertainment companies the ability to capture consumers through an additional marketing channel, encourage brand loyalty and creating additional revenue streams. -- VeriSign® Content Portal Services offer a comprehensive multi-screen experience, designed specifically to solve key challenges related to the life cycle of digital content within a mobile retail ecosystem.
VeriSign will be showcasing its innovative Multi-Screen solution for the first time in Europe this week at IBC 2007 on ioko's stand # 3.300.
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