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.

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.”