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and remote IT methodologies, promises greater service and feature agility, reduces service costs and time-to-market compared with first two approaches described above, which still require capital expenditures and protracted sourcing and deployment. Q. how is the viaccess- orca approach to ott multiscreen service delivery unique? Recently, Viaccess-Orca launched Voyage – TV Everywhere as a Service (TVaaS), a new cloud-based over-the-top (OTT)/ TV Everywhere (TVE) service that simplifies multiscreen service delivery, increasing flexibility, reducing costs, and speeding up service launch times for operators. Running on Amazon Web Services™ cloud infrastructure, Voyage – TVaaS is integrated with CDN from Akamai as well as AWS CloudFront, with the option to swiftly add in other leading off-net and operator CDNs. What differentiates our approach from others in the market is that we can field a comprehensive, cloud-based TV Platform as a Service (PaaS) with all of the core components that are required; a real one-stop-shop that is comprised on proven, deployed solutions whose development and evolution we fully control. The business model is OPEX- based, requiring no infrastructure on the operator premises. This removes the typical financial and integration risks that cause projects to run over-budget or past deadline. Under the PaaS approach, operators can focus on the business and content aspects related to the deployment of new services, new business models, and new types of end-devices without being distracted by the technical administration of the solution. Unlike the other approaches, none of the components are implemented as discretely-defined systems or as appliances, and there is nothing to maintain on the operators premises. offering free trials of Voyage - TVaaS, so that operators can experience firsthand the transformative benefits of using a cloud-based TV PaaS. Q. how secure is using a cloud-based tv paas for ott multiscreen delivery? A premium TV service is only as valuable as the security of its content; without relevant, comprehensive content protection schemes, a service provider will not be able to properly monetize their investment in content. This means protecting the ingestion or upload of the assets from the content provider and then encrypting the different profiles of linear and non-linear streams with a variety of technologies in order to be compatible with the various consumer devices. Finally, service providers must use of a capable, versatile secure player on the client side to cope with the continuous (and sometimes confusing) evolutions in the fragmented device market. Such issues should be carefully addressed when considering the launch of a cloud-based TV PaaS offering. Voyage – TVaaS is powered by Viaccess- Orca’s award-winning Connected Sentinel DRM and Viaccess-Orca’s secure video player, offering best-in-class security for any device, including those embedding a Trusted Execution Environment and a secure media path and guaranteed secure 4K/UHD/HDR content delivery. By using Voyage – TVaaS, operators can distribute content securely to STBs, tablets, smartphones, and other connected devices based on a suite of DRM technologies including Microsoft ® PlayReady™, Widevine™, and Viaccess- Orca’s proprietary DRM. Q. what’s the best way to increase viewer engagement in the ott multiscreen world? To aid in consumer engagement, most operators today put a content discovery and recommendation platform in place, and we’ve got that covered with Voyage – TVaaS. Our cloud-based TV PaaS improves subscriber engagement via personalized apps and content discovery tools. The service includes Voyage Apps, which are designed to be simple and intuitive for subscribers, allowing effortless exploration and discovery of relevant and compelling content across all devices — seamlessly and consistently. Voyage - TVaaS has all the capabilities that the operator needs in order to run a successful Pay-TV service, including customer management, content management, multiscreen security, content personalization and recommendation, mobile apps, and more; all from the same vendor. We are currently KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 114 JUNE 2016 | 45