Viaccess-Orca introduces Connected Sentinel

Viaccess-Orca, a specialist in the protection and enhancement of content services, today launched Connected Sentinel, a new digital rights management (DRM) solution that enables pay-TV service providers to securely deliver HD premium live TV and VoD content on any device for both managed and unmanaged networks. Viaccess-Orca’s Connected Sentinel integrates with AirTies’ new MPEG-DASH IPTV/OTT/DVB-T/C set-top box (STB), offering service providers an end-to-end ecosystem that can rapidly be deployed for OTT services. The MPEG-DASH standard is 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,” said Philippe Alcaras, CEO of AirTies. “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.”

Viaccess-Orca’s Connected Sentinel DRM solution provides end-to-end protection for live TV, VoD, and catch-up TV services in the multiscreen environment. Connected Sentinel is tailored to provide best-in-class 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. The solution addresses specific live TV security requirements imposed by regulators and premium pay-TV channels in order to optimise security.

“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,” said 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. Our strong partnership with AirTies has enabled a very fast and efficient integration of Connected Sentinel. Now successfully integrated on AirTies’ OTT STBs, our DRM solution allows a smooth and secure content consumption experience.”

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