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Verimatrix Names New Chief Technology OfficerPetr Peterka Joins From Motorola to Drive Digital Security Growth Into Multi-Screen Video Future (March 08, 2010)
SAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/08/10 -- Verimatrix, setting the standard in security technologies that enhance the value of pay-TV networks, today announced the appointment of Petr Peterka as its new Chief Technology Officer. Petr joins Verimatrix as his latest role in an impressive career at the forefront of the San Diego technology and global digital TV scenes.
Prior to joining Verimatrix, Peterka was a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff in the CTO's office at Motorola's Home and Networks Mobility Team. His background includes extensive experience with conditional access (CA) and digital rights management (DRM) systems, including work on platforms combining IPTV, DVB-H, iPhone and Android. He has been active with standards organizations including DECE, DLNA CPS, ATIS, SMPTE, Coral, DVB, ITU-T and others, and has worked with Hollywood studios, CableLabs, and the MPAA on content security issues. Earlier in his career, Peterka was with NextLevel Systems and General Instrument. Peterka holds Master's degrees from both UCSD and the Czech Technical University. He holds nine issued U.S. patents and has more than 25 additional filed patent applications.
"Petr brings depth and strength to the management team at Verimatrix and especially a new perspective related to large operator customers and the evolution of their security requirements as they move towards multi-network, multi-device delivery," said Tom Munro, CEO, Verimatrix. "Petr will also raise the profile of Verimatrix in our standards body activities, an increasingly important aspect of our organization as we contribute our leadership perspective to an evolving market."
Peterka will succeed Bob Kulakowski, an original founder of Verimatrix, who remains a shareholder and an adviser to the company.
Verimatrix is the global leader in software-based pay-TV content security and sets the standard for content and revenue security solutions for pay-TV networks, with a global customer base of premier service providers. The Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS) offers a suite of independently audited, next-generation solutions and is consistently ranked as the global leading IPTV content protection solution. The company's 3-Dimensional Content Security approach, built around VCAS and its ViewRight® client device technologies, enables the business of content delivery to screens of all types, across multiple networks, while using multiple layers of protection techniques to achieve the widest security perimeter. Maintaining close relationships with major studios, broadcasters, industry organizations and a progressive partner ecosystem helps address the challenges facing the pay-TV industry of today, and anticipate the challenges of tomorrow. For more information, please visit www.verimatrix.com or our Pay TV Views blog to join the conversation.
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