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BuyDRM secures BBC Store content

Digital Rights Management and Content Security Services specialist BuyDRM has confirmed that BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, has chosen the BuyDRM KeyOS Platform to power the DRM on BBC Store, a new direct-to-consumer retail platform that enables audiences to buy and keep copies of their favourite BBC TV programmes. BBC Store is integrated with the BBC’s catch up service, BBC iPlayer, which is also secured using the BuyDRM KeyOS Platform, enabling consumers to search, purchase and watch BBC content in one single journey.

The BuyDRM KeyOS Smooth DRM Service provides the encryption and licence key delivery to support BBC Worldwide’s offerings of VoD purchase, download and streaming using a range of web browsers via laptop and desktop computers and tablets. The BuyDRM KeyOS Device DRM also powers downloads to iOS and Android smartphones for offline playback.

“BBC Store allows UK audiences to buy and keep digital copies of the BBC television programmes they love,” said David Gibbons, COO at BBC Worldwide. “We’re delighted to have a DRM platform that will manage this effectively and enhance our customers’ experience of BBC Store.”

According to BuyDRM, the KeyOS Platform software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution is ideal for companies implementing industry-leading content access protection standards, including the Microsoft PlayReady technology, Google Widevine DRM and Marlin DRM.

Christopher Levy, chief executive officer at BuyDRM, said: “Our long-time partnerships with both the BBC and BBC Worldwide have resulted in robust solutions that allow audiences to buy and view BBC Worldwide content quickly and easily. The KeyOS products transparently provide the content security and rights management technologies that befit a corporation of the BBC’s stature and standards.”

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