Beijing, 20th August 2013 – Baidu-owned iQIYI and Intertrust Technologies Corporation today announced that iQIYI, the largest Internet video service provider in China would use Intertrust’s ExpressPlay™ Marlin DRM Platform as a Service (PaaS) for its premium video service. Intertrust’s world-class copyright protection solution provides hosted services and client side technologies across client platforms including for iPhones, iPads, Android devices, smartTV’s, and set top boxes.
iQIYI is China’s leading online television and movie portal. iQIYI's movie channel contains the largest catalogue of high-definition Chinese films and videos as well as premium Hollywood content it licenses from all the major Hollywood studios. iQIYI’s VIP service offers members the best on-demand experience.
Launched earlier this year, ExpressPlay is the world’s only one-stop DRM platform. The solution provides servers and multiplatform client technology. ExpressPlay’s software clients are tamper resisted and can be integrated into ready-to-deploy media player apps with minimum effort.
“With a growing base of over 400 million users, we sought a future-proof DRM solution that was easy to use and integrate,” said Dong Ma, Chief Content Officer of iQIYI. “ExpressPlay eliminates the hassle of integrating a DRM service like ours, is approved by the global entertainment industry, and is based on open standards, so no one can stand between our customers and us.”
The server side of the ExpressPlay platform has been developed for processing high throughput transactions and is already in use around the world for premium content services. The patented security technology that underpins the system provides content protection from the cloud to the device and assures copyright holders that their rights will be enforced wherever the content goes, while totally staying out of the consumer’s experience.
“We welcome iQIYI to the growing list of ExpressPlay customers,” said Kenny Huang, vice president and general manager for Greater China at Intertrust. “iQIYI is the market leader of online video services in China and we are proud to be their long term partner and DRM solution provider. We look forward to working with iQIYI to build China’s largest trusted video distribution network."
iQIYI, formerly known as QIYI, is China's leading online television and movie portal. As a leading independent online video company founded in January 2010 by Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU), the world's largest Chinese search engine, and Providence Equity Partners, iQIYI is China’s first online video platform that focuses on fully licensed, high-definition, professionally produced contents. All the video content provided by iQIYI is fully-licensed from copyright owners. In addition, iQIYI’s self production also set the industry standard for web-exclusive high-quality content. Currently, iQIYI offers a broad range of rich and diverse contents, covering movies, TV dramas, variety shows, documentaries, animation and travel, among others. With persistent investment on product technology, iQIYI consistently delivers state-of-the-art user experience with smooth streaming, high definition and friendly interface. By exploring and utilizing cutting-edge advertising technology, iQIYI strives to help brand advertisers maximizing their ROI with the core competence of the unique SWS (Search-Watch-Share) model.
Intertrust invents, develops and licenses software, technologies and intellectual property for digital rights management (DRM) and trusted computing. The company holds over 250 patents and has over 240 patent applications pending worldwide. Intertrust's inventions enable a broad range of products that use DRM and trusted computing technologies; this includes operating systems, digital media platforms, consumer electronics and mobile computing devices, web services, and secure enterprise automation. Intertrust is currently the world’s only provider of advanced multiplatform OEM SDKs for Marlin servers and clients. In addition, Intertrust also hosts a venture incubator that invests in information security, privacy and information analysis technology in the areas of consumer media, health and smart grid energy management, customer engagement and collaboration. Intertrust is headquartered in Silicon Valley and has regional offices in London and Beijing. Follow us on twitter at https://twitter.com/intertrusttech.
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