Irdeto to protect Eurostar OTT video service

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016
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GoMedia Picks Irdeto for Eurostar OTT Video Delivery

  • Irdeto expands Rights footprint by enabling international train passengers to enjoy premium entertainment

AMSTERDAM — Irdeto, a world leader in digital platform security, today announced that it has been selected by GoMedia, Europe’s leading on-board infotainment provider, to design a content protection solution which supports OTT video delivery for travelers on Eurostar trains. GoMedia will use Irdeto Rights to secure access over PCs and Macs and leverage Irdeto ActiveCloak technology and Irdeto Secure Key Exchange (SKE) for the Eurostar mobile app. This is the first deployment of Irdeto technology in the transportation market.

GoMedia specializes in providing companies with deployed Wi-Fi media solutions that allow them to monetize their services. In this deployment, Irdeto Rights will secure access to Eurostar’s OTT content library, either through the iOS and Android apps or via Pc or Mac. Travelers will be able to access the videos in the library directly via onboard Wi-Fi, without requiring a 3G/4G connection. With this new service, GoMedia and Eurostar can reach up to 600,000 European passengers every month.

“As we launch this new service in the train industry, it was paramount to demonstrate a robust and secure solution to Eurostar,” said Roger Matthews, Managing Director, GoMedia. “The flexibility of the technical solution and experience offered by Irdeto was perfect for this project, providing a sound framework that can be adapted and personalized for other GoMedia customers.”

“Protecting monetized content through public transport networks is just as crucial as protecting premium content through traditional media channels,” said Richard Scott, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Irdeto. “We are delighted to be working with GoMedia as it introduces a new service to the train industry and kicks off with an innovative leader like Eurostar. The adoption of our Rights solutions and services is a testament to the standard we are setting for security in the connected device environment – both inside and outside of the home.”