Advanced Television

Keepixo, bitmovin demo PlayReady

September 14, 2015

Colin Mann @ IBC

Keepixo, a provider of software-based head-end solutions for IPTV and OTT, and bitmovin, vendor of fastest cloud-encoding platform bitcodin and HTML5/Flash MPEG-DASH and HLS video player bitdash, are providing an end-to-end demonstration of Microsoft PlayReady protection over MPEG-DASH at IBC.

The demonstration is based on a Keepixo video encoder performing multibitrate transcoding and applying PlayReady content protection packaged in DASH-CENC, and bitmovin’s PlayReady-capable DASH player performing un-encryption and display. The process also converts existing subtitles to the EBU-TT-D recommendation (TTML).

“It shows operators how they can deliver their content to OTT formats over the Internet, relying on latest standards, and still secure it with a studio-approved protection such as Microsoft PlayReady. Also covering for subtitling regulatory requirements, the use case demonstrated here at IBC shows how operators can deploy TV services over OTT with the same technical maturity as traditional broadcast.” said Jerome Blanc, Product Manager at Keepixo.

“bitdash enables HTML5 DRM protected adaptive streaming native in the browser with no need for plugins like Flash or Silverlight. In addition bitdash player supports closed captions and subtitles, custom skinning and comes with a comprehensive JavaScript API. bitdash can be used for live as well as on demand use cases.” added Daniel Weinberger, bitdash Product Manager at bitmovin.

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