Sky NZ selects Intertrust ExpressPlay DRM cloud service

Tuesday, June 8th, 2021
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Sky New Zealand Selects Intertrust ExpressPlay DRM to Protect Sky Go OTT Service

  • Sky New Zealand is the latest addition to the growing number of Asia-Pacific OTT operators using ExpressPlay DRM

SAN FRANCISCO & AUCKLAND — Intertrust and Sky New Zealand today announced that Sky New Zealand will use Intertrust’s ExpressPlay DRM cloud service to help protect Sky New Zealand’s Sky Go, an over-the-top (OTT) video service. With the selection of ExpressPlay DRM, Sky New Zealand joins the large number of video service providers in the Asia-Pacific region using Intertrust’s content protection services.

ExpressPlay® DRM is a complete multi-DRM monetization service for OTT streaming operators and content distributors. This cloud-based service offers the broadest client device compatibility for live and premium video on demand (VOD) services with proven scalability in the world’s largest OTT streaming platforms.

Sky Go is a Live TV and VOD OTT companion service offering premium sports, news, box sets, movies, shows and entertainment programming to all Sky box customers, anywhere in New Zealand. ExpressPlay DRM will protect all Live OTT streaming content delivered over the Sky Go service.

“We are pleased and honored to welcome Sky New Zealand to the Asia-Pacific family of partners that rely on ExpressPlay DRM to protect their valuable streaming services,” said Ali Hodjat, Product Marketing Director, Media Solutions at Intertrust. “We look forward to working together to ensure that all Sky Go customers can enjoy this premium service in a secure and seamless environment.”

“Sky Go gives our Sky box customers the ability to easily enjoy their favorite content anytime, anywhere,” said Jonny Errington, Chief Commercial Officer at Sky New Zealand. “By partnering with a company with Intertrust’s depth of experience and technological expertise in content protection, we can ensure our more than 40 channels of live sport and entertainment content is best protected whilst providing our customers with a great service without compromise.”

ExpressPlay DRM is a key component of the ExpressPlay Media Security Suite, which consists of a cloud-based and studio trusted multi-DRM service, unique direct-to-TV broadcast security, comprehensive anti-piracy services, and an offline multi-DRM platform.