Viaccess-Orca (VO), a global leader providing OTT and TV platforms, content protection, and advanced data solutions, announced today that its secure video player, validated by studios for multi-device content protection, supports the delivery of virtual reality (VR) and 8K video over 5G networks. The player offers seamless integration with third-party systems to enable flawless 360-degree video experiences, from the point of capture to distribution. It has been successfully deployed by PCCW Media, a leading, fully integrated multimedia and entertainment company headquartered in Hong Kong, for its new VR content.
“Consumers today demand creative and immersive television experiences; VR is a chance for service providers to raise the bar on innovation. Until now the industry lacked a player capable of delivering extraordinary video resolution and content protection,” said Philippe Lasry, EVP Solutions Marketing, at Viaccess-Orca. “VO is leading the VR transformation and enabling service providers to explore the opportunities of 5G networks by establishing the pillars needed to deliver video streaming services in a whole new dimension.”
VO’s Secure Player supports HLS, MSS, DASH, and CMAF formats to ensure a superior quality of experience for VR viewers. Providing integration with major DRMs including Microsoft PlayReady®, VO’s proprietary DRM, Google Widevine®, and Apple FairPlay®, the secure video player ensures compliance with content owners’ security requirements.
Ms. Belinda Chan, Head of Technology, PCCW Media, said, “VO’s secure video player is a critical component in enabling our new immersive VR experiences, ensuring robust content protection.”