Irdeto has partnered with Mediaset España, a Spanish broadcaster and part of the Mediaset Group, to securely deliver content through its OTT service, Mitele Plus. Launched with Irdeto Control, Mediaset España has been able to simplify the operations and workflow by supporting multiple digital rights management (DRM) systems, scale to the requirements of major live sports events, and handle an optimised head-end setup sharing infrastructure for multiple daily live events.
The Mitele Plus OTT service is Mediaset España’s first pay-TV service, with rights to premium sports content including La Liga, the UEFA Champions League, Europa League and Copa Del Rey. The streaming platform is available on smartphones, laptops, tablets and Smart TV apps.
“There is huge demand for premium OTT services across Europe and live sports rights can be a real differentiator, which makes it crucial to ensure the security of this premium content against the backdrop of a great cross-device user experience,” said Shane McCarthy, COO Video Entertainment, Irdeto. “With the implementation of Irdeto Control, we are able to take on the complexity of managing security, fragmented technologies and back-end workflow for Mediaset España and enable them to focus on delivering value to their customers.”
Irdeto Control is the head-end of Irdeto Rights, a key solution offered in the Irdeto 360 Security suite, which is designed to ensure future-proof end-to-end security that can quickly and easily react to changes in the market in a cost-effective fashion. By partnering with Irdeto, Mediaset España has ensured that is has a multi-DRM and policy management solution that simplifies OTT content protection and facilitates growth.