Irdeto KMS Decryption Embedded Within TAG’s MCM-9000 Multiviewer & Monitoring Platform

TAG customers cover their assets with the ability to probe, monitor, alarm and visualize Irdeto encrypted OTT content.

TAG customers now have the ability to cover their assets by decrypting OTT content encrypted with the Irdeto Key Management System (KMS) in real-time for full probing, alarming and visualization capabilities at the mosaic output. This latest integration joins existing support for other encryption systems including, Verimatrix, Huawei, SkyDRM, and the DVB Simulcrypt.

Security, always a priority, motivates most broadcasters to encrypt OTT content during the encoding phase. Without encryption, content could be exposed, vulnerable to theft, risking its integrity. Content owners actually mandate that broadcasters use encryption so only those authorized have access to their assets. The tradeoff they encountered, however, was not being able to monitor and view the OTT content to ensure the quality just before distribution.

“Encryption is critical; it’s how broadcasters protect the value of their programming,” explained Gal Waldman, Chief Product Officer. “The difficulty therein, is that when OTT content is encrypted after the encoding phase, content monitoring becomes limited, nor can it be viewed thereafter. But now, with support for Irdeto KMS integrated right into our MCM-9000, content owners can decrypt their programming after the packager, within the secure zone allowing it to be safely visualized for probing, alarming and monitoring.”

Incorporating decryption keys into TAG’s MCM-9000 enables it to surpass the conventional features of today’s Multiviewing, Probing, and Monitoring solutions with another layer of operational ease, agility and security for TAG’s customers that use Irdeto’s KMS. Broadcasters can now decode, view, monitor and analyze Irdeto encrypted OTT content within TAG's IP software-only platform, and visualize it at the mosaic output to validate its integrity, authenticity and quality in real-time before it is distributed.

Added Waldman, “We are always developing and deploying upgrades to our platform so our customers can benefit from a truly Zer0 Friction experience; one that eliminates extra steps and obstacles and maximizes assets and technologies for a frictionless operation. In this case, customers requested integration with Irdeto’s KMS server, and we were happy to respond with unique decryption capabilities that talk directly to the Irdeto KMS and unlock reliable, flexible, and quality monitoring that detects malfunctions and abnormalities such as black frames, freezes, and more.”

You might also like...

TAG Introduces Realtime Media Platform

TAG Video Systems takes advantage of over 70,000 globally deployed probing points to give users the ability to dive deep into streaming content monitoring. The company anticipates more than 100,000 probing point deployments by the end of 2021.

Flexible IP Monitoring - Part 2

In the last article in this series, we looked at why integrated monitoring is a necessity in modern broadcast IP workflows. In this article, we dig deeper to understand what is new in IP monitoring and how this integrates with…

Flexible IP Monitoring - Part 1

Video, audio and metadata monitoring in the IP domain requires different parameter checking than is typically available from the mainstream monitoring tools found in IT. The contents of the data payload is less predictable and packet distribution more tightly defined…

Integrating NDI And ST 2110 For Internet Streaming

The focus of much of the latest broadcast TV R&D is the Remote Integration Model (REMI). From millions of Skype meetings over consumer ISPs to the recent Winter Olympics TV broadcasts, REMI is significantly changing the internal dynamics…

Field Report: NewTek Spark Plus 4K

NDI (Network Device Interface) is a free protocol for Video over IP, developed by NewTek. The key word is “free.”