httv and Intertrust to Showcase the First HbbTV 1.5 Service with MPEG-DASH and DRM

Paris, September 11, 2013 — httv, a global solution and technology provider for digital TV, and Intertrust Technologies, a pioneer in trusted computing, showcase the first HbbTV 1.5 service with MPEG-DASH built jointly for MYTF1VOD, the video on demand service of TF1, France’s largest privately-owned television broadcaster at IBC. Demonstrations will be at the httv booth located in Hall 5, B18 at the RAI Amsterdam.

The combined solution based on open standards enables broadcasters to upgrade their quality of service for IPTV, OTT and premium pay TV services with MPEG-DASH, while securely delivering the content using Marlin DRM. MYTF1VOD, which offers the strongest VOD catalog for IPTV PCs and connected devices for the French market, is the first customer of this solution. The solution integrates:

  • Intertrust’s SyncTV™, cloud-based video distribution platform for broadcasting content for playback on popular Internet-connected TVs, smart phones and tablets
  • Intertrust’s ExpressPlay™, a turnkey solution for downloadable applications supporting Marlin DRM
  • httvStream, a powerful HbbTV-compliant play-out server

“httv is deeply committed to the success of HbbTV and open standards,” said Regis Saint Girons, CEO of httv, president of the HD Forum, and co-marketing director of the HbbTV consortium. “We are very excited to participate in the launch of the first HbbTV 1.5 service with Intertrust and MYTTF1VOD as it represents an important first step towards more value added services on the market.”

“Our partnership with httv allowed us to offer a complete solution for the MYTF1VOD service,” said Gilles Boccon-Gibod, SVP Technology and chief architect. “We are very honored that the TNT 2.0 specification selected Marlin DRM as one of its two approved DRMs, and that MYTF1VOD chose to work with us on their first to market service, and we look forward to many more deployments of our HbbTV 1.5 with MPEG-DASH solution in Europe and worldwide.”

“We look forward to this partnership with httv and Intertrust which allows MYTF1VOD, major player in the video on demand solution in France to continue its policy of innovation by offering very soon to the French consumers, the first VOD service on HbbTV technologies,” said Tristan Du Laz, MYTFIVOD’s director.

About httv

httv is a leading international software solutions provider for interactive digital TV. The company develops solutions for TV operators and set top boxes that enable the setup of connected TV services: Push VOD, catch-up TV, personalized mosaic, electronic program guides…. httv’s products are used by major players of the TV ecosystem: Astra, Digiturk, Etisalat, Eutelsat, France Télévision, Irdeto, KPN, Nagra, NTV+, Reliance, Sky Italia, TDF, Televes, TF1, UPC.httv offers httvLink an open middleware for connected TV receivers: DVB-T/T2/S/S2/C, IPTV and hybrid networks. httvLink implements HTML5 and HbbTV standard, the European standard for connected TV, as well as the software layer for advanced STB. httv also markets the head-end equipment necessary for the implementation of interactive services (EIT & HbbTV datacasting, mosaic builder…)

httv is deeply committed to the success of the HbbTV standard. Its CEO is the co-marketing chairman of the HbbTV association and the president of the HD Forum, the association who created the specification of the TNT 2.0 project for the French DTT.

Contact httv

Anne-Sophie FROSSARD
Communication Manager
+33.623.393.443
anne-sophie.frossard@httv.fr

About Intertrust Technologies Corporation

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 secures 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.

Media Contacts

Robin Buckley
Buckley & Kaldenbach Inc.
703.533.9805 or 703.201.3524 (mobile)
robin@buckleykaldenbach.com

Leigh Anne Varney
Varney Business Communication
415.713.0713
la@varneybusiness.com

About MYTF1VOD

MYTF1VOD, TF1’s video on demand service, is France’s widest distributed platform, available through its website, as well as on ISP’s, OTT services and smart TV’s. With a selection of more than 6.000 programs, MYTF1VOD delivers a wide range of premium content, including top box-office movies, best TV shows, stand up comedy shows or kids programs. MYTF1VOD has also been the first VOD service to sell Premium TV programs in France through its “Live from the US” offer.

Contact TF1:

Gaelle Bouvier
Communication manager
+33. 141. 413.291

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