BuyDRM and Bitmovin provide encoding and encryption for fuboTV

Monday, December 4th, 2017
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BuyDRM and Bitmovin Partner with Sports-First Streaming TV Service fuboTV

  • KeyOS and Bitmovin Provide End-To-End DRM Solution with Cloud Encoding

AUSTIN, TX, SAN FRANCISCO, CA and NEW YORK, NY — BuyDRM and Bitmovin have partnered with sports-first streaming TV service fuboTV.

As part of the deployment, Bitmovin will provide fuboTV with cloud-based encoding and encryption via the Bitmovin Encoding platform integrated with BuyDRM’s KeyOS Encryption Key API. BuyDRM will in-turn provide DRM licensing services to fuboTV’s end users around the world via the KeyOS MultiKey mulit-DRM service.

With more than 100,000 paid subscribers, fuboTV offers viewers OTT access to popular channels featuring live sports, news, television series and movies, via mobile devices, web browsers and TV-connected devices. A leading and fast-growing virtual MVPD, fuboTV offers a base package, Fubo Premier, of 65-plus channels, including more that carry sports than any competitor’s similar bundle.

The KeyOS MultiKey Service supports the industry-leading DRMs, such as Microsoft PlayReady, Google Widevine and Apple FairPlay for the most popular consumer formats including DASH, HLS and MSS. This combination of DRMs and file formats power the widest variety of premium content for consumers.

Bitmovin’s flexible cloud encoding stack runs on any cloud infrastructure, as well as on- premise and offers horizontal scalability for the highest level of encoding performance. The Bitmovin Encoding Service supports a broad array of codecs and formats, as well as monetization and content protection integrations with leading technology providers for media.

“Using the KeyOS MultiKey Service with Bitmovin’s Cloud Encoding platform in the cloud has greatly improved our go to market strategy and allows us to focus on subscriber growth while maintaining a streamlined workflow,” said fuboTV Co-Founder Sung Ho Choi. “KeyOS and Bitmovin are a best-of-breed combination which provides us the flexibility and security we need to succeed in this explosive OTT Marketplace.”

“fuboTV represents a quantum change in the way OTT services are delivered with a broader array of the content users want in the places and ways they want to consume it,” said BuyDRM Founder and CEO, Christopher Levy. “Working with our good friends at Bitmovin, we aim to provide a streamlined workflow that addresses fuboTV’s unique needs and requirements.”

“Bitmovin is a world leader in cloud encoding and fuboTV furthers our position in the industry as an agent of change and innovation,” said Bitmovin Founder and CEO, Stefan Lederer. “Bitmovin and BuyDRM offer a world-class platform which OTT operators can depend on.”