A strategic partnership for the delivery of premium OTT services was announced at IBC by Arkena and Intertrust Technologies. Under the terms of the partnership, Arkena’s new OTT Service Manager will include technology components from Intertrust’s SyncTV platform and DRM from Intertrust’s ExpressPlay service.
Arkena’s OTT Service Manager currently services French broadcaster TF1’s transactional VOD system MYTF1VOD. This deployment supports all popular network TVs and game consoles and features the use of ExpressPlay solution for Marlin encrypted MPEG-DASH streams on Android, iOS and HbbTV apps.
“Arkena is one of Europe’s fastest growing media services companies that traces its heritage to the dawn of television, and they are a privileged partner of many leading broadcasters and TV providers,” said Gilles Boccon-Gibod, Intertrust managing director EMEA. “Intertrust’s partnership with Arkena unites two leaders and allows Arkena to provide robust content security technology using a world-class cloud OTT platform.”
“Intertrust pioneered Digital Rights Management technology over 25 years ago, and provides one of the best cloud solutions today. Using standards-based technology immunises our customers from dependencies on proprietary agendas,” said Ivan Dulguerian, CMO of Arkena. “This partnership of leaders will provide advanced, scalable, secure, and trusted video delivery services in Europe and beyond.”