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The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) is upgrading its packaging and encryption of live video content through BuyDRM's Key OS MultiKey service and Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elemental technology.

ABC logo 29 March 2018The Key OS MultiKey service is supporting multi-DRM playback for ABC's iview on-demand and catch-up TV service, which records an average of 50 million plays per month.

The API integration between BuyDRM and AWS Elemental MediaConvert enables ABC to organise streamlined video workflows for live TV and video-on-demand (VOD) content.

"Using KeyOS with AWS Elemental will allow the ABC to accelerate its deployment of live streaming services," said Andrew Carey, head of digital network, ABC Technology. "With a deployment of this size, leveraging the expertise of experienced third parties allows the ABC to deliver quickly and cost efficiently." 

AWS Elemental MediaPackage acquires content encryption keys from the KeyOS platform and uses them to encrypt the ABC live TV content. Upon playback, users acquire the licence key directly from the KeyOS MultiKey Service platform to their playback device.

KeyOS MultiKey supports DRMs, such as Microsoft PlayReady, Google Widevine and Apple FairPlay, for consumer formats including DASH, HLS, and MSS.

BuyDRM CEO and founder Christopher Levy said: "As a pioneer in deploying commercial DRM solutions, BuyDRM has dedicated significant resources to our API integration with AWS Elemental. ABC AU is now able to take advantage of this API integration and take flight with its market-leading iview platform for live TV."