Arkena and Intertrust partner on secure OTT content delivery

Friday, September 12th, 2014 
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Arkena and Intertrust Announce a Partnership to Deliver Secure Premium OTT Services

  • Arkena to enable online video services using its new OTT Service Manager and Intertrust’s ExpressPlay Platforms

Arkena and Intertrust Technologies Corporation announced today that they have formed a strategic partnership for the delivery of premium OTT services. Under the terms of the partnership, Arkena’s new OTT Service Manager will include technology components from Intertrust’s SyncTV platform and DRM from Intertrust’s ExpressPlay service.

Arkena’s OTT Service Manager now services French broadcast powerhouse TF1’s (FR: TF1) transactional VOD system MYTF1VOD. This deployment supports all popular network TVs and game consoles and features the use of ExpressPlay solution for Marlin encrypted MPEG-DASH streams on Android, iOS and HbbTV apps. Intertrust will showcase these apps at the ExpressPlay booth at IBC Hall 6, B03 while Arkena will demonstrate MYTF1VOD and other state-of-the-art OTT services at its booth at IBC, Hall 1, 1.B79.

“Arkena is one of Europe’s fastest growing media services companies that traces its heritage to the dawn of television, and they are a privileged partner of many leading broadcasters and TV providers. Intertrust’s partnership with Arkena unites two leaders and allows Arkena to provide robust content security technology using a world-class cloud OTT platform,” said Gilles Boccon-Gibod, Intertrust Managing Director EMEA.

Arkena will provide services based on the OTT Service Manager and its own platforms across most European geographies, and will also use ExpressPlay DRM. ExpressPlay is a cost effective cloud-based DRM provider based on the studio-approved Marlin protection technology.

“Intertrust pioneered Digital Rights Management technology over 25 years ago, and provides one of the best cloud solutions today. Using standards-based technology immunizes our customers from dependencies on proprietary agendas,” said Ivan Dulguerian, CMO of Arkena. “This partnership of leaders will provide advanced, scalable, secure, and trusted video delivery services in Europe and beyond.”