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Intertrust marks DRM milestone, signs up Fransat and HD+

Intertrust’s ExpressPlay DRM now protects the over-the-top (OTT) TV content for one-quarter of the world’s population, supporting a viewing experience for more than two billion people, the company has claimed. 

Intertrust also said its platform can now handle transaction loads peaking over 50,000 requests per second in multi-operator, multi-DRM settings across several continents.

Intertrust used its presence at IBC to announce an expansion of ExpressPlay DRM’s sister product, ExpressPlay XCA, described as an open-standard software conditional access system for smart TVs and set-top boxes. Operators can use ExpressPlay XCA to bridge the gap between CA and DRM content protection in a single, converged broadcast and broadband service, according to Intertrust.

ExpressPlay supports Apple FairPlay DRM, Google Widevine, Adobe Access, Microsoft PlayReady and open-standard Marlin DRM. It is also compatible with ExpressPlay XCA, which uses Marlin DRM to provide interoperability for hybrid TV operators on mobile, web, smart TVs and set-top boxes.

Intertrust said thjat ExpressPlay, which offers integration with watermarking technologies to protect early-window 4K/UHD content, also recently became the first DRM used for this application.

ExpressPlay traces its roots to our pioneering DRM products in the ‘90s, and it is deeply rewarding to see it become the global gold-standard for multi DRM,” said Talal Shamoon, CEO at Intertrust Technologies.

“As we license our technology to major native DRM platform providers, it’s an honor to run multi-DRM services for the world’s leading studios and service providers, who trust us to deliver flawless, secure services for their valuable content offerings.”

Intertrust also announced at IBC that French free-to-view satellite platform Fransat and German satellite platform HD+ have selected ExpressPlay XCAto protect and manage video streams over broadcast and IPTV networks, joining the UK’s Freesat and bringing Intertrust’s technology to three major European TV markets.

Intertrust is exhibiting at IBC on stand 5.A55.