We finally arrived in Amsterdam after weeks of intense planning and coordinating. With over 55,000 attendees from 170 countries, the IBC exhibition felt like walking through Ikea on a Saturday morning. One Intertrust team member explained that “there were more company booths to visit and people to meet than time to do so”. After hauling equipment across the pond and hustling to prepare for the exhibition, we set up our own booth where we demonstrated our latest ExpressPlay product use cases, which attracted many visitors. We were also able to view other booths at the exhibition in addition to our successful meetings.
We are proud to announce several new collaborations that will greatly contribute to the growth of Intertrust worldwide.
Intertrust announced a partnership with Arkena to deliver secure premium OTT services using Arkena’s new OTT Service Manager and Intertrust’s ExpressPlay cloud DRM service and the SyncTV platform. This partnership features HbbTV and furthers Intertrust’s momentum in the European market. Read more about this partnership on our blog.
Intertrust partner and ExpressPlay customer Tivùsat (Italy) launched the FreeTV Alliance along with other European free-to-air satellite TV operators Fransat (France) and Freesat (UK). This article describes this first of its kind collaboration, which is aimed at increasing the footprint of the free-to-view satellite TV model and technology to support it.
Kiora, one of Intertrust’s ventures, is making great connections in Africa. These hotspots will provide both Internet connectivity and access to premium VoD content. One of the keys to Kiora’s innovation is allowing individuals to download video content to mobile devices without overloading the satellite backhaul connection.
Eutelsat (ETL) and partners MStar Semiconductor, Aston, and Quadrille Ingénierie demonstrated a full end-to-end push VOD (Video-on-Demand) service on the HbbTV FRANSAT Connect Portal provided by FRANSAT TV, using the HbbTV v2.0 Standard and Intertrust’s ExpressPlay to protect the content with Marlin DRM.
Tata Elxsi is a design and technology company whose RDK (reference design kit) solutions provide the technology basis for connected TV devices, and now the cloud based services that run on them, for TV service operators around the globe. This partnership further validates ExpressPlay’s vision of providing a simple easy-to-deploy content protection service for content distribution. Read on to view a list of Tata Elxi’s press releases.
It will take place October 8th and 9th 2014 at the Espace Landowski, in Boulogne-Billancourt (Paris, France). Meet us there!
On September 9, we threw a fabulous cocktail party hosted by Marlin. We held it outside the exhibition at the College Hotel. Another Intertrust team member exclaimed that “the party was a great success and the location and menu selection was fantastic! Nobody wanted to leave even after 9pm. I think we had more than 75 people and had to order more food, but it was such a lovely venue that we might want to book it again for next year.”