CES 2018: Freesat secures Ultra HD content with ExpressPlay | Security | News | Rapid TV News
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UK subscription-free satellite TV platform Freesat has selected Intertrust Technologies’ ExpressPlay CA content security technology to manage and protect its growing portfolio of Ultra HD content.

freesat 8Jan2018The cloud-based conditional access security technology is designed to keep digital rights secure by ensuring that only licensed users can access the content they are entitled to. The conditional access system uses the Marlin open standards-based digital rights management (DRM) system to protect and manage content, and is available on a broad base of set-top-boxes and connected televisions. The Marlin DRM engine is used in national ecosystems in the UK, Italy, China and Japan.

“ExpressPlay CA is a powerful new content protection technology,” commented Freesat MD Alistair Thom. “Its advanced DRM software engine allows us to protect our ultra-high-definition broadcast streams in an effective manner, leading to a significantly lower price point. This in turn allows us to deliver the best possible high-value entertainment experience for our customers.”

“We are delighted to support Freesat in their UHD content protection initiatives in 2018 and beyond,” added Intertrust CEO Talal Shamoon. “We designed ExpressPlay CA to support broadcasters like Freesat, to bring the power and cost-efficiency of DRM to the conditional access world. Given our footprint in connected TVs and set-top boxes, we can deliver a seamless, secure experience that scales and grows with broadcasters’ needs.”