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Cloud-based multi-DRM service

ExpressPlay DRM is a cloud-based media monetization service for OTT streaming operators and content distributors.

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ExpressPlay multi-DRM service

A multi-DRM solution enabling cloud-based OTT content protection with global streaming footprint and proven scalability for peak demand

The ExpressPlay multi-DRM service supports all major DRMs, including Apple FairPlay Streaming, Google Widevine, Microsoft PlayReady, Adobe Primetime, and the open-standard Marlin DRM.

ExpressPlay multi-DRM scales to protect millions of concurrent global viewers for major live events. This cost-effective multi-DRM solution features geo-redundancy and automatic fail-over options, which ensures the lowest service latency wherever subscribers are located.

ExpressPlay DRM Offline is a multi-DRM solution that is designed to protect content delivery and playback in offline environments.

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Studio trusted OTT security offering global coverage and compatibility

The cloud-based ExpressPlay multi-DRM service is optimized for content owners and distributors streaming live and VOD content, offering the broadest device compatibility in a fragmented OTT universe. The global multi-DRM content protection service meets UHD 4K licensing requirements for live and premium VOD services with scalability proven in the world’s largest OTT streaming deployments.

Global cloud service offers proven scalability and reliability

The ExpressPlay multi-DRM service is backed by the Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure with regional redundancy and fail-over options. Our proven solution scales to any operational requirement, enabling low-latency live streaming delivery globally.

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Comprehensive real-time
multi-DRM analytics

ExpressPlay DRM Dashboard and Metrics API provides interactive data analytics for all regions where an operator provides OTT streaming services. The data offers insights to help improve the QoE and contribute to cost effective operations.

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Comprehensive compatibility conquers device fragmentation

ExpressPlay multi-DRM service supports all major DRMs, operating systems and adaptive bitrate protocols. Its comprehensive compatibility allows services to be delivered securely to all kinds of client devices: smart TVs, Win/Mac browsers, Android and iOS devices, and STBs.

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Facilitates premium
content licensing

The ExpressPlay multi-DRM service adheres to MovieLabs’ Enhanced Content Protection specification. The studio approved security facilitates licensing of premium UHD 4K, live, and on-demand content. Forensic watermarking and anti-piracy services are optional.

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Choice of ExpressPlay SDKs or native DRM clients

ExpressPlay Binary SDK for Android

  • Playback of protected HLS and MPEG-DASH content even on devices without native DRM support
ExpressPlay Binary SDK for iOS
  • Playback of protected HLS and MPEG-DASH content on iOS devices
ExpressPlay Source SDK
  • Playback of protected content in smart TVs and STBs

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Global OTT operator secures live sports services

Learn how a leading OTT streaming operator with top-tier live sports league programming and 100,000+ hours of drama, movies, sports and news content successfully scaled its cloud-based multi-DRM service to record size audiences.

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Partner solutions for the real world

Intertrust and select partners of complementary products and services offer joint solutions to address the many challenges OTT operators and content distributors face. Operators can reduce cost and risk while speeding time-to-market by choosing among our pre-integrated solutions.

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One-stop multi-CDN, multi-DRM service with Fastly

OTT operators face fragmentation of codecs, protocols and DRMs, resulting in complex and costly workflows. Fastly and Intertrust provide a one-stop multi-CDN and multi-DRM solution, combining Fastly’s on-the-fly packaging with the ExpressPlay multi-DRM service. Download the joint solution brief.

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Secure multi-DRM packaging with AWS Media Services

Today sees intense competition in the OTT marketplace, with demands for low-latency live streaming services similar to broadcasting. AWS Media Services and ExpressPlay’s multi-DRM solution satisfy OTT operator requirements for live and on-demand streaming in a robust and cost-effective manner. Download the joint solution brief.

Marlin – The only universal open-standard DRM

Co-founded by Intertrust, Panasonic, Philips, Samsung, and Sony, Marlin is a consumer electronics and mobile friendly technology, compatible with popular OS, platforms, codecs, file formats, and delivery systems. Marlin supports various content distribution models like download, streaming, multicast, and broadcast.

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Marlin – The only universal open-standard DRM

Cost effective multi-DRM services for advanced video streaming

Advanced OTT streaming security challenges

Buy versus build options for a multi-DRM solution

Reduced total cost of ownership (TCO)

CMAF and streamlined packaging workflow

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Leveraging industry standards

Compatible with DVB, HbbTV, and open-standard Marlin DRM

No STBs or external security hardware required

XCA client pre-integration in chipsets and smart TVs reduces TCO

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ExpressPlay DRM Offline

Multi-DRM platform

Open-standard Marlin DRM plus Google Widevine and Apple FPS

Secure download and offline playback

Ideal for travel and hospitality applications with limited internet access

Compatible with Kiora content delivery platform

Enables turnkey end-to-end solution for premium entertainment

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