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Security and business intelligence solutions provider Verimatrix has announced interoperability between its multi-DRM solution and the Secure Packager Encoder Key Exchange (SPEKE) API.

verimatrix newlogo 2July2019Developed by Amazon Web Services (AWS), SPEKE is an open API specification designed to streamline the way digital rights management (DRM) systems integrate with encryptors, which includes encoders, transcoders, and origin servers. The multi-DRM support for SPEKE is designed to eliminate the need for complex integrations between proprietary DRM APIs and encryptors from different vendors, which ultimately accelerates deployment for video service providers.

Verimatrix says that the SPEKE integration is an important step in standardisation of DRM to packager/encryptor API based on DASH Industry Forum’s Content Protection Information Exchange (DASH-IF CPIX) specification. It is said to reduce significantly overhead associated with the integration of proprietary APIs from many vendors in a highly fragmented market. As a result, customers can benefit from greater flexibility and faster time to market and offer a variety of new content and streaming services to their end-users.

The Verimatrix Multi-DRM solution, a complete, multi-screen and multi-DRM solution for premium content security and monetisation, is specifically designed to provide harmonized rights management across any DRM scheme – including Microsoft PlayReady, Google Widevine, Apple FairPlay Streaming, and ViewRight, among others. This cross-DRM domain management was designed to assure content owners that their assets are protected while maintaining a transparent subscriber experience.

The Multi-DRM solution has been pre-integrated via SPEKE with AWS Elemental MediaConvert, AWS Elemental MediaPackage, and AWS Elemental MediaConnect for cloud-based delivery on AWS, as well as AWS Elemental Delta for on-premises video workflows.

“The maturing OTT video market calls for a total monetisation solution beyond basic DRM. Our DRM API integration with SPEKE significantly lowers the barriers to deployment of a multi-DRM paradigm,” noted Nikolai Keychenko, senior director of product management, Verimatrix. “We are very pleased to offer Verimatrix customers this integration to make complex rights management as harmonised and friction-free as possible.”