Irdeto and Amlogic launch Netflix-integrated Hailstorm Hybrid STB platform

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 
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Irdeto and Amlogic launch Netflix-integrated Hailstorm Hybrid Set-top Box Platform

  • Pre-certification reduces integration time and effort for operators to deliver optimal streaming and browsing Netflix on the Android TV platform

BANGKOK, Thailand — Irdeto, the world’s leading digital platform security solution provider, and Amlogic, a leading fabless semiconductor company, have launched a set-top box (STB) platform that is pre-certified under the Netflix Hailstorm Hybrid program. The program is designed by Netflix to reduce the integration time and effort for pay TV operator partners on the Android TV platform. Devices pre-certified under the program allow operators to ensure their STB devices can reliably deliver the great experience synonymous with Netflix.

“At Amlogic, we have a strong track record of delivering turnkey Android solutions that reduce integration complexity. Our latest hybrid 4K STB solution will help operators bring content services like Netflix to market faster than ever before,” said James Xie, Senior Vice President of Corporate Business Strategy, Amlogic.

Delivering a great viewing experience to consumers who want premium content quickly on future-proof platforms requires world-class security. Through this program, operators leverage Irdeto’s 360-degree security solution that ensures the integrity of the platform and uncompromised content security.

“Despite an increasingly competitive market, operators cannot compromise on security if they want to protect their business models and support must-have services like Netflix. With this partnership, operators have the peace of mind that they can maintain full control of security on their platform while delivering content their subscribers want, when they want it,” said Steeve Huin, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Business Development and Marketing, Irdeto.

Amlogic is a System-on-Chip (SOC) partner in the Hailstorm program, and they work closely with Netflix to develop technology capable of processing high quality video content.

Irdeto is a trusted security partner to Netflix as part of the Hailstorm Hybrid program. They work together to ensure seamless and secure content consumption across broadcast and online entertainment platforms.

The combined ready-for-market solution includes a STB platform, powered by Amlogic S905X3/C1, featuring Irdeto Armor, which includes Irdeto Cloaked CA and the Irdeto App Watch service. Irdeto Armor provides out of the box, best-in-class content protection, as well as monitoring and blocking app-based piracy and malicious apps on the Android TV devices.

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