Viaccess-Orca Secures New Android TV STB for Orange Spain IPTV Offering

Viaccess-Orca (VO) announced that Orange Spain has deployed a new Android™ TV set-top box (STB) secured by VO’s DRM solution for its IPTV service. This new STB will enable Orange Spain pay-TV subscribers to access a wide range of premium content, including Ultra HD, live, and VOD, protected by VO.

“Android TV offers a quick time-to-market for new services and a rich set of applications, which is exactly the type of experience we want to provide to our subscribers. The key is ensuring that content is well-protected,” said José Antonio Guzmán, Director of OrangeTV at Orange Spain. “VO’s DRM relies on powerful hardware-based content protection mechanisms, allowing us to meet the most demanding studio security requirements in the world.”

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Orange Spain is now using security agents from VO within both its legacy Linux-based STBs and new Android TV STBs, ensuring a superior television experience for all subscribers. VO’s proprietary DRM and a multi-DRM backend platform are currently in use by more than 30 leading operators around the world and successfully deployed on Android STBs for IPTV and OTT services. VO’s DRM passed a rigorous assessment by Cartesian, proving that it is a robust content security solution.

“Content security requirements are continuously changing and increasing in complexity, and VO’s wide range of security services and solutions are made to address these challenges. Our DRM solution ensures that operators can deliver a rich offering in any ecosystem, including Android TV,” said Paul Molinier, CEO of Viaccess-Orca. “VO DRM is available on Android TV STBs from a variety of manufacturers, and we have significant deployment expertise in this environment, making us attractive to operators like Orange Spain that want to quickly launch and monetize a new television offering.”

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BCE, Take Media To The Next Level

Live stream and manage your OTT platforms

Discover BCE’s online video solutions for both live and on-demand high-quality content serving customers such as TV and radio broadcasters, brands, event organizers and sport and cultural events.

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Live streaming massive events such as Tomorrowland and the fashion weeks, BCE has acquired a leading position on the market with a solid player, multiple features and global delivery.

Thanks to BCE’s Online Video Platform (OVP) and services, the customer can create video platforms (VoD, Replay, PayTV, etc.), manage and distribute its content, monitor and analyze its audience.

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Produce and broadcast with StudioTalk

StudioTalk is an all-in-one solution to produce shows, manage content, add special effects, control sets and broadcast your programs on any existing platform. Experience live production and 360° distribution through an easy touch interface and powerful system.

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  • Thanks to an intuitive Graphic User Interface and a touchscreen, the customers are able to control cameras, feeds and studio sets.
  • An automated mode can let StudioTalk work on its own to ensure seamless production and broadcast.
  • An advanced Content Management System is built-in and can easily be connected to your workflow.
  • Encrypt the content with BCE DRM.
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Itstored, BCE’s cloud backup and storage solution

With S3 (Simple Storage Service) protocol being a worldwide standard, BCE ensures the protection of the files as well as its immediate availability as itstored is directly connected to the customer workflow.

  • The customer can perform unlimited actions on your content with a single, flat rate
  • Thanks to BCE’s bandwidth, The customer can access your content at any time
  • With more than 22 PB, the customer can backup all its content
  • The content can be stored on two redundant datacenters

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Discover as well BCE’s recent system integration projects for Groupe M6, BNJ, RTS and Antenne Reunion, the remastering of Baywatch for Fremantle, BCE’s DRM services and our 4K Broadcast services of Altice and Luxe.tv.

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IBC2019 Exhibitor Preview From Viaccess-Orca

In parallel, as new forms of video piracy constantly emerge, security requirements remain as critical as ever. To succeed, openness is key. Operators need solutions that are open, flexible, and compatible with other technologies; that can quickly adapt to the evolving TV landscape; keep premium content safe; and address consumers’ privacy concerns.

At IBC2019, Viaccess-Orca (VO) will showcase its end-to-end anti-piracy services, as well as its targeted advertising and TV platform solutions, which enable operators to provide a smarter and safer digital TV and OTT experience.

Fight Piracy Smarter With VO’s New Anti-Piracy Center

The nature of piracy is changing, and operators need to react instantly to security threats, especially when delivering premium video content and live sports events. At IBC2019, VO will demonstrate its new Anti-Piracy Center, a comprehensive set of security services that enable operators to fight piracy from every point of attack ¬by assessing the security, monitoring the threats, identifying the source of piracy, and taking counteractions.

With its Anti-Piracy Center, VO’s security experts combat the next era of piracy on behalf of operators: premium content restreaming. From its operating center, VO monitors and prevents pirates from hacking the content distribution chain, starting with the service delivery platform to the end-user device. At IBC2019, attendees will see the complete range of services that the Anti-Piracy Center provides, including device assessment, dynamic watermarking developed in collaboration with b<>com, an intrusion detection system, and password-sharing identification, leveraging the latest advancements in AI and data analytics to fight piracy.

As a managed service, VO’s Anti-Piracy Center eliminates the need for operators to invest in complicated technologies or to constantly train security teams.

Deliver a More Compelling TV Experience

VO will showcase its hosted and fully managed TV platform at IBC2019, highlighting how operators can easily personalize content and advertising for VOD services. VO’s TVaaS platform allows operators to manage, publish, personalize, and monetize content on multiple devices with increased cost efficiency and business agility. With this one-stop solution, it’s possible to deliver multiscreen services across any network while responding quickly to technical, competitive, and business challenges. The solution includes:

  • A powerful, feature-rich service-delivery platform with content protection and DRM capabilities.
  • The VO secure video player, a multiplatform player integrated with major DRMs for premium VOD and live content to enable a compelling viewing experience on multiple OTT platforms.
  • Off-the-shelf, customizable white-label TV apps.
  • Out-of-the-box analytics dashboards for marketing purposes.
  • A unique search-analysis tool for optimized content rights acquisition.
  • TV-specific customer churn predictive modeling and multifactor analysis.

Bring Relevant Ads to Viewers With an Innovative Approach to Addressable TV
Addressable TV is a huge revenue opportunity for TV channels and operators and can dramatically improve the television experience for users by providing them with relevant ads. At IBC2019, VO will show its end-to-end, targeted TV and video advertising solution in collaboration with its programmatic advertising partner, SMART. During a demo, attendees will see how the solution enables household-level targeting on operator-controlled devices (including in a multicast environment) as well as TV viewership data monetization through integration with the programmatic ad ecosystem.

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VO Technologies in Action

At IBC2019, VO will offer several demonstrations showing the company’s technologies in action. These include:

  • VO’s deployment with Orange Spain will be showcased with a hybrid Android STB powering OTT and IPTV offerings. The Orange service is secured by the VO DRM solution and is available on STBs, smart TVs, and mobile devices.
  • Andorra Telecom is using VO’s TV Platform and DRM solutions to securely deliver live and VOD content including advanced services such as live VOD, catch-up TV, start-over TV, and NPVR to subscribers in multiple places.

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BroadcastAsia 2019 Exhibitor Preview From Viaccess-Orca

As operators look to personalize the TV experience on all screens, they need workflow solutions that boost content security and maximize monetization opportunities in the most efficient way possible.

Moreover, content is now facing the third generation of video piracy. To address the constantly renewing threats, operators can opt to acquire new skills and build a new organization or stay focused on their core video activity and rely on a pure and agile security company to fight piracy on their behalf.

At BroadcastAsia 2019, Viaccess-Orca (VO) will showcase its end-to-end anti-piracy services and TV platform solutions, which enables operators to provide a smarter and safer digital TV and OTT experience. Additionally, for content protection technology, VO will present a suite of services to fight video piracy. These services, including watermarking, device assessment, and breach detection help understanding the source of piracy enabling VO to execute counter actions to stop them.

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Fight Piracy Smarter With VO’s New Anti-Piracy Center

Attendees at VO’s stand at BroadcastAsia 2019 can see the new Anti-Piracy Center, a comprehensive security service that helps operators fight piracy from every point of attack: on devices, infrastructure, and content. Anti-Piracy Center leverages VO’s more than 20 years of expertise in fighting piracy and developing best practices for risk management and security.

With Anti-Piracy Center, VO employs a team of experts to combat the next era of piracy: premium content restreaming. From an operating center, VO monitors and prevents pirates from hacking the content distribution chain, starting with the service delivery platform to the end-user device. Thanks to a complete set of services, including device assessment, watermarking, breach detection, and password sharing identification, VO can instantly react to security threats, identifying the source of piracy and taking counteractions in collaboration with the operator.

Deliver a Compelling Experience, Boost Business Agility With VO’s Cloud TV Platform

VO will showcase its integrated end-to-end TV platform solution developed with Wyplay, the TV professional services and video platform solutions provider, to deliver a premium experience on any device (androidTV/linux STB, mobile, and tablets).

TVaaS, the hosted and fully managed version of VO’s TV platform, allows operators to manage, publish, personalize, and monetize content on multiple devices with increased cost efficiency and business agility. With this one-stop solution it’s possible to deliver multiscreen services across any network while responding quickly to technical, competitive, and business challenges. The solution includes:

  • A powerful, feature-rich service-delivery platform with content protection and DRM capabilities
  • The VO secure video player, a multiplatform player integrated with major DRMs for premium VOD and live content to enable a compelling viewing experience on multiple OTT platforms
  • Off-the-shelf, customizable white-label TV apps
  • Out-of-the-box analytics dashboards for marketing purposes
  • A unique search-analysis tool for optimized content rights acquisition

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ADTH to Debut Latest Broadcast Media Access, Security and Targeted Advertising Solutions at Broadcast Asia 2019

Atlanta DTH (ADTH) celebrates its 25th anniversary at the June 18th through 20th Broadcast Asia 2019 show in Singapore with five new and enhanced product offerings: ADTH Tolka CAS conditional access system; ADTH Tolka Watermark forensic content protection; ADTH Tolka Target Ad delivery; ADTH Tolka DGI 1012 miniature plug-in DTTV receiver; ADTH Tolka Media+Social platform.

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All five will be demonstrated on the the company’s show booth, 4Q2-06.

ADTH Tolka CAS conditional access system

The Tolka CAS conditional access system offers pay-TV businesses efficient and highly secure protection for real time and offline content. Broadcasters and TV operators gain the ability to expand their services, offer more convenient payment methods and achieve greater control over content ownership. Integrating easily into existing infrastructure, Tolka CAS supports IP, terrestrial, cable, satellite, mobile and hybrid networks. It fully protects content ownership as well as subscriber rights.

Tolka CAS comes in two forms, Grand and Petite, providing two levels of security and convenience. Tolka CAS Grand is a hardware-based system which can be configured as a standalone traditional solution employing secure chip technology plus full headend support to prevent piracy. This configuration can be deployed as a primary CAS or used in simulcrypt applications. Tolka CAS Petite is a software-based variant which can be configured to operate as a secure bridge. It provides content security between the set-top box and smart devices which are allowed access within a home network environment.

Tolka CAS is regularly updated and evolved to remain proof against evolving security threats. Both versions offer broadcasters and TV operators the highest level of control over their content by integrating with Tolka’s watermarking technology, guaranteeing content security even during viewing of pre-recorded or offline programs.

Tolka CAS can operate in conjunction with multi-room and multi-screen environments, sending encrypted content to multiple devices within a home network and delivering the content to multiple network services. For mobile or tablet devices, Tolka CAS acts through a central subscription in the home to monitor content viewing from multiple devices.

ADTH Tolka Watermark forensic content protection

ADTH Tolka Watermark provides robust and efficient safeguarding of creative content against revenue loss arising from illegal sharing, copying or redistribution. This goes beyond the capabilities of conditional access and digital rights management systems where protection stops once viewing access is granted.

The system is based on four component elements: A Tolka Watermark server with internet access, Tolka Watermark set-top boxes, a Tolka Player and a Tolka analysis workstation which checks content and identifies each watermark in the return path. Watermarking analysis and decoding are performed as a cloud-based supporting service which identifies any playout devices associated with illegal use of protected content. Warning or blackout functions can be activated automatically in those devices.

Running on a dedicated server incorporating the ADTH-patented Digital Signature Engine, Tolka Watermark generates and inserts a digital identifier specific to each customer’s set-top box viewing interface. Each digital signature is encrypted securely and invisibly within the transmitted content.

If suspected content is identified as an illegal copy made from a device on a direct-to-home operator’s network, Tolka Watermark can match the associated content with the unique signature associated with each Tolka Player.

ADTH Tolka Target Ad delivery

ADTH Tolka Target Ad is a cost-effective way for network operators to customise branding, deliver messages and serve the right advertisements to the right people at the right time. View-specific profiles are based on patterns of operation measured by Tolka Target Ad-ready set-top-boxes, Tolka Social+Media, the Tolka Player or other Tolka Target Ad-ready players. Based on these profiles, the devices can display custom live or cached content. When used in conjunction with Tolka Content Insertion, custom advertisements can be inserted into live or VOD content. The inserted advertisements can be selected automatically or selected manually.

ADTH Tolka DGI 1012 miniature plug-in DTTV receiver

ADTH Tolka DGI 1012 is a cost-effective dongle configured with a digital terrestrial demodulator. When used with a paired app, the dongle enables viewing of digital terrestrial television transmissions on smart devices. Network operators can now offer customers free-to-air or pay-TV directly on their mobile devices without extensive infrastructure changes. The receiver can decode HD or SD video encoded with MPEG-2 and MPEG-4/H.264. The DGI 1012 can decode transport streams, including conditional access content, along with multi-format audio and video. The DGI 1012 is compatible with conditional access systems to permit the viewing of secured digital terrestrial transmissions.

ADTH Tolka Media+Social platform

The ADTH Tolka Media+Social solution integrates various media sources (DTT/OTT/IPTV) and intuitive real-time messaging, allowing family, friends and people with shared-interests to chat while viewing video content. The solution can be used on Android, iOS and Tolka Media+Social-ready set-top boxes. Tolka Media+Social solution can integrate media content from ADTH DTT solutions such as DTV sticks and set-top boxes. Content can be protected by various ADTH security solutions, including CA, DRM and watermarking. It is also possible to integrate the ADTH Target Ad solution. Users can communicate across platforms, between set-top boxes and between smart devices. If the set-top boxes have an integrated camera and microphone, it is possible to see and communicate with friends. The solution has no geographic restrictions and can be used to achieve free global in-house communications via an operator’s network.

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Interra Systems BVE 2019 Exhibitor Preview

What’s become clear: To succeed in the streaming environment, service providers must offer high-quality video and audio.

At BVE 2019, Interra Systems will demonstrate its cloud and on-premises solutions for service assurance in file-based workflows, showing how OTT service providers can deliver exceptional audio-video quality on every device. Beyond offering unified QC and monitoring solutions, Interra Systems plays a larger role in the digital media solutions space through innovations in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine-learning (ML) techniques, which will also be highlighted at the show.

Interra Systems continues its innovation with WINNOW, an AI- and ML-based technology for video compliance, classification, and categorization. WINNOW can detect and tag specific scenes and images such as violence and strong language based on user-defined rules. Based on Interra Systems’ widely recognized computer vision and ML technologies, WINNOW helps video service providers streamline their content for target markets across different geographies. WINNOW can be used with Interra Systems’ BATON, an automated QC product, and supports deployment on both cloud and on-premises environments.

The latest version of BATON supports integration with WINNOW, the company’s new system for content compliance, classification, and identification. Additional new features include REST API support for test plans, tasks, and reports; video compression scores; HDR quality checks; auto-scaling of BATON setup in Amazon cloud/on-premises; support for DRM techniques and enhanced audio language detection capabilities; along with new format support for VAST, P2 package, encrypted DCP content, AVC-Intra, WebM, Vorbis, and more.

At the BVE 2019 show, Interra Systems will spotlight its BATON ABR and ORION-OTT solutions, which set the industry benchmark for delivering high-quality streamed video. BATON ABR and ORION-OTT perform deep QC and monitoring of VOD content from ingest to distribution points. Through demos, visitors will be able to see how BATON ABR’s exhaustive checks at pre- and post-transcode stages, along with ORION-OTT’s comprehensive, delivery-specific checks and features, assure exceptional QoE for every stream on every device. For live event streaming, ORION-OTT offers a high-performance platform that can monitor a large number of streams for ABR compliance along with audio-video quality checks in real time. The solution suite also supports closed captions, ad verification/compliance, and DRMs.

ORION-OTT is now available for both Windows and Linux operating systems.

Interra Systems’ OTT solutions can be deployed in the cloud or on-premises, providing enhanced efficiency and flexibility for any workflow. When complemented by the company’s ORION 24/7, real-time monitoring system for IP-based infrastructures, BATON ABR and ORION-OTT product suites provide broadcasters with a total solution for streaming superior-quality services.

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Assure Standards Compliance, Debugging With VEGA Media Analyzers
Interra Systems’ VEGA™ media analysis solution is the premier tool for standards compliance, debug, and interoperability of encoded streams. Recent updates to the VEGA family include in-depth analysis of AV1 format, support for Windows 10, the latest HEVC HM reference code, HEVC-interlaced streams, VP9 streams (4:2:2, 4:4:4), PCAP streams, WebM, ALS Audio, Dolby AC-4 audio, and AVS Plus video. VEGA ABR software provides in-depth analysis, debug, and troubleshooting of complex ABR streams, making the solution an indispensable tool for checking the quality and integrity of manifest files and variants.

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Viaccess-Orca Joins Forces With Technicolor, Bringing New Security Features to the Android TV Environment

Viaccess-Orca (VO), a global leader providing OTT and TV platforms, content protection, and advanced data solutions, announced today that it has teamed up with Technicolor to simplify the delivery of Android TV experiences.

VO’s DRM solution and its secure VO Player have been integrated on Android TV set-top boxes (STBs) from Technicolor in full compliance with the TV Input Framework (TIF). By making the plug-in for its DRM available in the media DRM format, VO ensures seamless integration into Android TV platforms and minimizes complexity for STB device manufacturers.

“Pay-TV operators are increasingly embracing the Android TV environment because of how immersive and engaging it is,” said Gaëtan Delcroix, Vice President, Video Product Unit at Technicolor. “The open and defined approach that VO has taken with its DRM solution significantly decreases integration costs for device manufacturers, enabling us to focus efforts on system on chip specificities and better meet the global demand for Android TV experiences.”

VO’s DRM and secure VO Player solutions have been integrated on Technicolor Sapphire STBs featuring an Android operating system and Broadcom 7271 chipset. Through universal integration of its DRM on Android TV devices, VO allows for de facto support of the various Android TV apps and players, including the VO Player. By combining Technicolor STBs, VO DRM, and the VO Player, pay-TV operators gain a fully integrated Android TV solution that is easy to deploy and that provides the highest security levels for premium video content protection. Thanks to a security renewal feature on VO’s DRM solution, operators don’t need to worry about compromised devices.

As part of its open approach to content security, VO provides its reference application code to all ecosystem partners.

Technicolor is leading the Android TV market worldwide. Technicolor STBs are certified for Android TV distribution with full DVB extensions, addressing both telco operators and broadcasters’ requirements.

“Thanks to this new partnership, operators can now take advantage of VO’s extensive portfolio of security services, such as digital rights management and security renewal, on Technicolor Android TV STBs,” said Chem Assayag, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Viaccess-Orca. “The end result is that viewers around the world can enjoy premium video content from Hollywood studios they desire on Android TV.”

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