Viaccess-Orca (VO), a global leader in the protection and enhancement of content services, announced today that it has successfully completed the acquisition of Discretix’s Secure Player business, adding a variety of valued customers to the Viaccess-Orca customer base, including Digiturk, D-SMART, Telecom Italia, and TV4 Group. Secure Player is a multiplatform media player available for Android and iOS tablets and devices that include digital rights management (DRM) for premium VOD and live content.
Following the close of the business deal, Secure Player was rebranded as Viaccess-Orca’s Connected Sentinel Player, which is now available as a standalone product and as part of Viaccess-Orca’s Connected Sentinel solution for IP-enabled content services — a main component in VO’s TV Everywhere end-to-end solution for multiscreen services.
“Using Connected Sentinel Player, we’re able to deliver premium services to a wide range of connected devices with a very short time to market,” sayys Erdogan Simsek, CTO, D-SMART. “We are looking forward to working with Viaccess-Orca and to further enhancing content protection for our OTT multiscreen service offering.”
“Having a strong content protection solution is vital given the high amount of piracy today,” adds Carl Bonnier, Product Manager, OTT-Services, C More Entertainment, TV4 Group. “We are eager to take advantage of the enriched content protection capabilities that Viaccess-Orca offers for our multiscreen TV services.”
Using VO’s Connected Sentinel solution, service providers can distribute content securely to set-top boxes (STBs), tablets, smartphones, and PCs. Connected Sentinel provides best-in-class security for any device and increases content service providers’ revenue streams by enabling them to support a variety of business models including live TV, subscriptions, on-demand streaming and download, rental, electronic sell-through (EST), and more. Leveraging adaptive streaming protocols such as MPEG-DASH, Microsoft Smooth Streaming, and HLS (HTTP Live Streaming), content service providers can deliver the optimal video quality to subscribers while taking into account varying network conditions and device types.