Hong Kong’s RTHK taps Irdeto to secure video streaming platforms

Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK), Hong Kong’s biggest free-to-air public broadcaster, has chosen security technology specialist Irdeto and local systems integrator Mediatech to implement Irdeto Control as the multi-DRM technology for its video streaming platforms.

RTHK is investing in premium content from global content providers to strengthen its position against other pay TV operators and streaming video providers in Hong Kong.

Irdeto Control’s multi-DRM service and features, such as Geo Blocking and VPN Detection, will protect and prevent its content investments from being pirated, according to the security outfit.

“We are honored to have been selected by RTHK for their multi-DRM solution. Consumer appetite for streaming video content and heavy competition from local and global players show no signs of slowing down. Free-to-air broadcasters like RTHK need to have the peace of mind that their video content is secured and available so they can focus on delivering a compelling proposition to their viewers,” said Andrew Bunten, COO for video entertainment at Irdeto.

“Mediatech is one of the most professional businesses in the video entertainment industry in Hong Kong and APAC. Their market knowledge combined with our business enabling solutions is a hard-to-beat partnership in the region.”

Raymond Mo, Mediatech’s founder and managing director, said: “We are excited about our partnership with Irdeto. They are the leading security player with a suite of advanced products for broadcasters, payTV operators, and content owners that goes beyond security and cuts across broadcast and streaming solutions. Their trusted and flexible technology, rich culture, and expertise in security makes them an ideal partner as we help our customers bridge the transitions in an ever-changing industry. We look forward to growing this partnership and building on our success at RTHK.”

RTHK said: “Hong Kong’s consumers are very quality conscious. Our investment in premium content and deployment of Irdeto Control will enable us to boost our competitive position and replicate our free-to-air broadcast market success in the video streaming market. Irdeto’s 50+ years in video security, Irdeto Control’s global recognition as the most powerful multi-DRM solution in the market, best-in-the-industry SLAs, and Irdeto Hosted Widevine Service gives us the confidence to scale our streaming video service reliably and securely while offering an unmatched user experience.”

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