Viaccess-Orca rolls out 5G-compatible VR Player

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Viaccess-Orca (VO), a provider of content protection and advanced data solutions, has announced that its secure video player, validated by studios for multi-device content protection, supports the delivery of virtual reality (VR) and 8K video over 5G networks. The player offers seamless integration with third-party systems to enable flawless 360-degree video experiences, from the point of capture to distribution. It has been successfully deployed by PCCW Media in Hong Kong for its new VR content.

“Consumers today demand creative and immersive television experiences; VR is a chance for service providers to raise the bar on innovation. Until now the industry lacked a player capable of delivering extraordinary video resolution and content protection,” said Philippe Lasry, EVP Solutions Marketing, at Viaccess-Orca. “VO is leading the VR transformation and enabling service providers to explore the opportunities of 5G networks by establishing the pillars needed to deliver video streaming services in a whole new dimension.”

Belinda Chan, Head of Technology, PCCW Media, said, “VO’s secure video player is a critical component in enabling our new immersive VR experiences, ensuring robust content protection.”

VO’s Secure Player supports HLS, MSS, DASH, and CMAF formats to ensure a superior quality of experience for VR viewers. Providing integration with major DRMs including Microsoft PlayReady, VO’s proprietary DRM, Google Widevine, and Apple FairPlay, the secure video player ensures compliance with content owners’ security requirements.


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