Intertrust and Japan Digital Serve Partner to Bring ExpressPlay uDRM to Japanese Online Video Services


Tokyo, Japan and Sunnyvale, CA – March 19, 2018 – Intertrust Technologies Corporation and Japan Digital Serve Corporation (JDS) today announced that JDS has selected the Intertrust ExpressPlay uDRM™ (Universal Digital Rights Management) service for JDS’ Live Streaming (Live-TV), Time-shifted TV, and Catch Up TV services called “milplusTV.” In addition, JDS will provide the ExpressPlay uDRM service to its cable television operators who offer “milplusTV” to their subscribers.

Tokyo, Japan and Sunnyvale, CA – March 19, 2018 – Intertrust Technologies Corporation and Japan Digital Serve Corporation (JDS) today announced that JDS has selected the Intertrust ExpressPlay uDRM™ (Universal Digital Rights Management) service for JDS’ Live Streaming (Live-TV), Time-shifted TV, and Catch Up TV services called “milplusTV.” In addition, JDS will provide the ExpressPlay uDRM service to its cable television operators who offer “milplusTV” to their subscribers.

JDS provides a common IP-based video distribution platform for internet video service called “milplus” for distribution to over 50 cable TV operators in Japan, including their VOD, Live-TV, Time-shifted TV, and Catch Up TV services. By using ExpressPlay, JDS starts to provide a new IP-based Live-TV service and they can leverage for themselves as well as their customers the full capabilities of ExpressPlay DRM, to date the only cloud-based platform supporting all major DRM formats. With access to JDS’ unparalleled Japanese cable operator base, Intertrust looks forward to increasing its already strong position in the Japanese market.

“Intertrust’s future-proof, open standards based and Hollywood approved ExpressPlay uDRM service has proven quite popular in Japan and other Asian countries,” said Yutaka Nagao, Intertrust general manager for Japan. “By using ExpressPlay uDRM, JDS and its customers can access such advanced features as the ExpressPlay Universal SDK that allows the use of all major DRM format without custom integration for each one.”

“Japan’s cable operators, and more importantly their customers, demand high-quality, attractive user interfaces and seamless user experiences,” said Hiroshi Kawamura, the chief executive officer of JDS. “The combination of Intertrust’s long and market proven experience in DRM combined with the advanced and easy-to-integrate capabilities of ExpressPlay uDRM makes it a win-win solution for us and our customers as they roll out their internet video services.”



About Intertrust Technologies Corporation

Intertrust provides trusted computing products and services to leading global corporations – from mobile and CE manufacturers and service providers to enterprise software platform companies. These products include the world’s leading digital rights management, software tamper resistance and private data sets for various verticals including energy, entertainment, fintech and IoT.

Founded in 1990, Intertrust is headquartered in Silicon Valley, with regional offices in London, Tokyo, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Beijing, Seoul, Riga, and Talinn. The Company has a legacy of invention, and its fundamental contributions in the areas of computer security and digital trust are globally recognized. Intertrust holds hundreds of patents that are key to Internet security, trust, and privacy management components of operating systems, trusted mobile code and networked operating environments, web services, and cloud computing.

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About Japan Digital Serve

JDS was established in 2000 to support the digitization of cable TV across Japan and currently offers the efficient delivery service of traditional multi-channel broadcast programs (approximately 200 channels (UHD/HD/SD) to over 200 individual cable operators with a combined 6 million subscribers. In recent years, JDS is working on to extend its services and contributions toward next-generation TV services including VOD, Live-TV, Time-shifted TV, and Catch Up TV (Internet Video Services) so that subscribers will be able to more enjoy watching TV programs with attractive user interface and experiences.