TF1 implements Irdeto Control to protect World Cup streams

Tuesday, December 6th, 2022 
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TF1 implements Irdeto Control to protect the 2022 FIFA World Cup streams

  • Irdeto Control provides enhanced security to TF1’s OTT platform during high-profile events and premium sports tournaments

AMSTERDAM — Irdeto, the world leader in digital platform cybersecurity, today is proud to announce its Irdeto Control, the world’s leading multi-DRM solution, is implemented to secure OTT platform of TF1, France’s largest and most popular television network. The integration was completed for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, one of the most watched sports events in the world.

OTT streaming services have become mainstream, and consumers expect the same reliability as traditional linear TV services . The reliability and scalability capabilities of multi-DRM are particularly critical during globally high-profile live events, such as the FIFA World Cup, European Football Championships and Rugby World Cup.

Irdeto Control is a high-performance and highly scalable solution at the center of OTT content delivery activities. Generating keys for content encryption, administering content usage rules, and issuing playback licenses is done simply and reliably with industry-leading SLAs up to 99.999%. Irdeto Control securely delivers streams during high-profile live events, with a managed service of 24/7 monitoring and dedicated customer support. Irdeto Control is hosted on AWS, the leading on-demand cloud computing platform and Irdeto’s long-term partner, to deliver the best reliability and scalability for all Irdeto products and services.

With multi-DRM support and content usage management, Irdeto Control makes it easy and fast for the customer to protect content delivered via PlayReady, Widevine, and FairPlay. Irdeto Control provides TF1 with the world-class abilities to manage their demands and requirements even during high-demand events by delivering streams at scale.

“We are thrilled that TF1 has chosen Irdeto to enhance and secure its video streaming service. With our advanced solutions, TF1 can confidently deliver a top-notch viewing experience, assuring high quality on every screen while enabling the growth of their OTT offering,” said Richard Frankland, SVP of Global Sales in Video Entertainment at Irdeto.

“Irdeto Control provides opportunities for higher revenues and offers high scalability and availability for delivering our OTT streams. Considering the World Cup is one of the most watched live sports events, the industry leading attributes of Irdeto Control, its reliability and scalability were key factors when selecting Irdeto Control,” said Thierry Bonhomme, CTO at TF1.

Winner of the 2021 European Reader’s Choice award for Best Content Protection, Irdeto Control issued over 50 billion licenses in the last 12 months, also giving service operators the confidence to scale their business, grow their revenues, and enjoy peace of mind even during high peak events.

Links: Irdeto; TF1