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Telekom Slovenije selects Viaccess-Orca Player for OTT delivery

Telecommunications operator Telekom Slovenije has selected Viaccess-Orca's Connected Sentinel Player to support its new OTT multiscreen platform TViN.

Telecommunications operator Telekom Slovenije has selected Viaccess-Orca’s Connected Sentinel Player to support its new OTT multiscreen platform TViN.

Through the Connected Sentinel Player, a multiplatform media player that includes digital rights management (DRM) for VoD and live content, operators and content providers can deliver OTT services to a wide range of connected devices. TViN is currently available to Telekom Slovenije subscribers in the Republic of Slovenia and delivered as a white-label offering in other countries throughout the Balkan region.

Using the downloadable secure player, Telekom Slovenije can protect any TViN content delivered to Android and iOS devices. Viaccess-Orca’s player supports Microsoft PlayReady as well as the company’s proprietary DRM, integrated with media playback technology by VisualOn’s OnStream MediaPlayer+.

“Today’s television viewers want to enjoy personalised content anytime, anywhere, and on a range of devices. Viaccess-Orca’s Connected Sentinel Player provides a consistent user experience for the secure consumption of premium content services across all devices,” said Simon Furlan, marketing director, Telekom Slovenije. “By supporting a wide range of video formats, streaming protocols, and device types, while assuring secure, high-quality video playback of TViN content on every screen in the home or on the go, Viaccess-Orca’s Connected Sentinel Player enables us to quickly expand into the OTT multiscreen world. This OTT expansion also enables us to introduce the secure player product to our existing white-label product customers.”

The player provides support for live TV, catch-up TV, remote PVR, and EPGs, as well as cloud-based storage and transcoding. Leveraging adaptive streaming protocols such as MPEG-DASH, Microsoft Smooth Streaming, and HTTP Live Streaming (HLS), Telekom Slovenije can deliver content to subscribers while taking into account varying network conditions and device types.

“Viaccess-Orca has earned the reputation as a leader in content protection technologies in the multiscreen environment, with the Connected Sentinel Player having been deployed by a variety of tier 1 operators around the world, including Singtel, Telecom Italia, Mediaset, Taiwan Mobile, and now most recently Telekom Slovenije,” said Chem Assagyag, EVP sales and acting CEO at Viaccess-Orca. “By providing best-in-class security for any device, the Connected Sentinel Player enables Telekom Slovenije to address a broader base of TViN subscribers.”