The HbbTV Association has cleared a path for premium hybrid video services combining broadcast and broadband delivery by releasing its free-to-use DASH DRM Reference Application. This is a model that simplifies deployment of hybrid broadband/broadcast services, based on the HbbTV model. Broadcasters and other content delivery services now can combine DRM content protection with DASH streaming. The application is open to both HbbTV Association members and non-members.
Protecting media systems from hacking, malware and viruses are genuine concerns to every broadcast and production facility engineer. Unfortunately, antimalware protection software is seldom used on audio and video media systems because the two technologies often prove incompatible.
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Content security vendor Irdeto has launched its offering for Android TV as that platform gathers steam in the set top box software market. Called Irdeto Armor, the package is designed to protect devices, data and services built on Android TV, preventing the loading of unauthorized apps as well as combating content piracy.
The company formed from the remnants of Cisco’s old Service Provider Video Software Solutions (SPVSS) business is taking shape with the appointment of its first CEO, although it has yet to be named. European private equity firm Permira bought back the business in May 2018 for $1 billion from Cisco and has now appointed Yves Padrines as CEO to take over formally once the deal closes.