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Intertrust, JDS bring ExpressPlay uDRM to Japan

March 20, 2018

Intertrust Technologies and Japan Digital Serve Corporation (JDS) have announced that JDS has selected the Intertrust ExpressPlay uDRM (Universal Digital Rights Management) service for JDS’ Live Streaming, Time-shifted TV, and Catch Up TV services, milplusTV. In addition, JDS will provide the ExpressPlay uDRM service to its cable television operators who offer milplusTV to their subscribers.

“Intertrust’s future-proof, open standards based and Hollywood approved ExpressPlay uDRM service has proven quite popular in Japan and other Asian countries,” said Yutaka Nagao, Intertrust general manager for Japan. “By using ExpressPlay uDRM, JDS and its customers can access such advanced features as the ExpressPlay Universal SDK that allows the use of all major DRM format without custom integration for each one.”

“Japan’s cable operators, and more importantly their customers, demand high-quality, attractive user interfaces and seamless user experiences,” said Hiroshi Kawamura, the chief executive officer of JDS. “The combination of Intertrust’s long and market proven experience in DRM combined with the advanced and easy-to-integrate capabilities of ExpressPlay uDRM makes it a win-win solution for us and our customers as they roll out their internet video services.”

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