Freesat selects ExpressPlay CA to protect UHD content

System will manage and protect UHD content for 2018
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Freesat has selected Intertrust Technologies to manage and protect its UHD content in 2018.

The satellite platform will employ ExpressPlay CA, Intertrust's cloud-based conditional access security technology. 

Intertrust says the technology keeps digital rights secure by "ensuring that only licensed users can access the content they are entitled to, fighting piracy and keeping illegal viewing at arm’s length." 

ExpressPlay CA uses the Marlin open standards-based digital rights management system to protect and manage content, and is available on a broad base of set top boxes and connected televisions. 

“ExpressPlay CA is a powerful new content protection technology,” said Alistair Thom, managing director of Freesat. “Its advanced DRM software engine allows us to protect our ultra-high-definition broadcast streams in an effective manner, leading to a significantly lower price point. This in turn allows us to deliver the best possible high-value entertainment experience for our customers.”

“We are delighted to support Freesat in their UHD content protection initiatives in 2018 and beyond” added Talal Shamoon, CEO of Intertrust. “We designed ExpressPlay CA to support broadcasters like Freesat, to bring the power and cost efficiency of DRM to the conditional access world. Given our footprint in connected TVs and set top boxes, we can deliver a seamless, secure experience that scales and grows with broadcasters’ needs.”   

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