Liberty Global selects Irdeto Rights to secure video services on consumer devices

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
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Irdeto Rights will provide hardened protection for linear and Video-on-Demand content consumed by customers in Europe

AMSTERDAM — Irdeto (JSE: NPN), a world leader in Multiscreen, Media Protection and Revenue Assurance solutions, today announced a new deployment of Irdeto Rights with Liberty Global (NASDAQ: LBTYA, LBTYB and LBTYK), the world’s largest international cable company. Liberty Global will be using Irdeto Rights to deliver content securely to IP devices. Irdeto Rights provides hardened security on a technology agnostic basis across different DRMs in an increasingly complex ecosystem.

Irdeto was selected to protect linear and VoD content as a managed service through the cloud to IP devices. This over-the-top (OTT) service is available free of charge to consumers when they subscribe to both Liberty Global’s internet and TV packages. The service is now live in Ireland and the Netherlands, with additional countries to follow in the coming months. In addition to this, Irdeto is working with Liberty Global to secure content over IP via the set-top-box video gateway. Liberty Global is the largest international cable company with operations in 14 countries. Liberty Global’s market-leading triple-play services are provided through next-generation networks and innovative technology platforms that connected 25 million customers subscribing to 49 million television, broadband internet and telephony services (Q1 2014).

“As the number of connected devices that consumers use to view content increases, operators should be looking to ensure that they are doing their utmost to secure valuable assets and that customers are able to easily access the content they desire on a device of their choosing,” said Graham Kill, CEO, Irdeto. “In selecting Irdeto Rights, Liberty Global has proven that it is committed to protecting premium content, something that Irdeto is proud to be part of.”

Irdeto Rights is a core element of a suite of solutions launched at IBC 2013. Irdeto Rights is a set of solutions that provide maximum reach across the widest possible range of popular end user devices, using exclusive Irdeto technologies in addition to widely used industry DRMs. Irdeto Rights supports live streaming, multiple VOD and download-and-go viewing options as well as a full range of business models to provide additional revenue streams from licensed content.