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Wibox taps Viaccess-Orca for French triple-play launch

French internet service provider Wibox has tapped Viaccess-Orca (VO) for its launch of a triple play offer on Android TV 4K set-top box (STB) secured by VO’s DRM solution.

Manufactured by Sagemcom, the set-top will enable FTTH subscribers to access a large library of 4K programming including live, VOD, and recorded content, through IPTV and OTT networks protected by VO, and TV apps and services for optimal user experience provided by DotScreen.

Wibox has deployed the VO DRM solution for 4K content with VO’s unified backend for CAS and DRM, providing the operator with a simple architecture and common multicast streams. Additionally, the VO solution is ready for OTT deployment on open devices including multi-DRM support for FairPlay, Widevine, and PlayReady.

“For our new 4K IPTV service, it was critical that we build a flexible and well-protected STB solution. With content security provided by VO, connected TV apps by DotScreen, and the STB platform made by Sagemcom, we have a best-of-breed, integrated solution that is completely secure and easy to launch,” said Mathieu Gourraud, technical director at Wibox.

“Our DRM solution has passed the stringent requirements of Cartesian’s Farncombe Security Audit and complies with MovieLabs’ specifications for IPTV 4K premium content. Working with our partners DotScreen and Sagemcom, we helped Wibox launch its new Android TV 4K offering in less than eight months, which is a superfast timeframe in the traditional service provider market. By keeping its 4K content secure, our VO DRM solution will allow Wibox to monetize its new service rapidly,” said Pierre-Alexandre Bidard, VP of marketing product security and partnership at Viaccess-Orca.

VO will demonstrate Wibox’s Android STB at IBC at stand 1.A51.