Editor | 11-09-2013
Viaccess-Orca has launched Connected Sentinel, designed to enable pay-TV providers to securely deliver HD premium live TV and VOD content on any device over managed or unmanaged networks.
The new DRM solution from the content services protection and enhancement specialist is set up for end-to-end protection of live TV, VOD, and catch-up TV services in the multiscreen environment. Connected Sentinel addresses specific live TV security requirements imposed by regulators and premium pay-TV channels in order to optimise security. It can be deployed to provide security for any device, such as STBs, smartphones, and tablets, including those embedding a trusted execution environment required to deliver HD content to mobile devices.
"As consumer demand for multiscreen video content continues to increase, it becomes even more critical for pay-TV service providers to adopt an effective DRM solution that supports TV everywhere deployment," explained François Moreau de Saint Martin, CEO, Viaccess-Orca. "Our new Connected Sentinel solution guarantees protection of premium content on secondary screens like tablets and smartphones."
Connected Sentinel has already been integrated with MPEG-DASH IPTV/OTT/DVB-T/C set-top box (STB) technology from AirTies offering an end-to-end ecosystem for OTT service deployment. The MPEG-DASH standard solution is claimed to be a major breakthrough that helps operators decrease the complexity and cost involved in delivering a multiscreen TV experience.
"The market for OTT premium content is growing fast, but will literally explode in the next few years. Securely delivering OTT content on STBs can be very challenging," added AirTies CEO Philippe Alcaras. "Viaccess-Orca's Connected Sentinel DRM solution ensures that our customers can deliver high quality content to subscribers on all networks while protecting their most valuable assets. By supporting MPEG-DASH, we're allowing content service providers to stream video content in the most efficient and secure way possible."