Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology specialist Intertrust has revealed at IBC in Amsterdam that ExpressPlay DRM, its multi-DRM technology available across all streaming platforms, DRM, and media formats, now protects over-the-top (OTT) TV content for one-quarter of the world’s population, supporting a seamless viewing experience for more than two billion people.
The growth in service population represented by this figure came hand-in-hand with new records on the platform’s ability to handle massive transaction loads peaking over 50,000 requests per second in multi-operator, multi-DRM settings across several continents.
The news came in conjunction with a major expansion of ExpressPlay DRM’s sister product, ExpressPlay XCA, which Intertrust claims is the world’s first open-standard software conditional access (CA) system for smart TVs and set-top boxes. Operators can use ExpressPlay XCA to bridge the gap between CA and DRM content protection in a single, converged broadcast and broadband service.
“ExpressPlay traces its roots to our pioneering DRM products in the ‘90s, and it is deeply rewarding to see it become the global gold-standard for multi DRM,” said Talal G. Shamoon, CEO at Intertrust Technologies. “As we license our technology to major native DRM platform providers, it’s an honour to run multi-DRM services for the world’s leading studios and service providers, who trust us to deliver flawless, secure services for their valuable content offerings.”