Smooth & secure
With the proliferation of connected devices such as tablets, smartphones, PCs and smart TVs, our TV viewing habits have changed. The television experience has expanded from 'just the living room', to anywhere, anytime. As a result, pay TV services are no longer limited to delivery over closed, managed networks. Today, there is a rapidly growing trend of pay TV distribution over-the-top (OTT) using unmanaged, internet networks.
Content service providers can seize the OTT trend, leveraging their existing content for delivery over the Internet. This strategy can help them combat subscriber desertion and the opportunity to expand their reach to a broader target audience. User experience is the key to succeeding in the OTT arena.
However, delivering a high-quality user experience over unmanaged networks with low or fluctuating bandwidth can be a challenge. To tackle this obstacle, your OTT solution needs to support adaptive bitrate (ABR) such as Apple's HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) and Microsoft's HTTP Smooth Streaming (HSS) as well as progressive download.
Furthermore, delivering premium content to unmanaged devices is a huge security risk. In order to mitigate this risk, you need a solution that protects your assets at the end-device and the media player -itself.
The player is a key and inherent part of an end-to-end OTT solution. It enables content service providers to:
VO Secure Player
To address the needs of content service providers that are venturing in to OTT service, Viaccess-Orca has created the VO Secure Player. Operating as part of the VO OTT end-to-end solution, the player is designed to secure content while delivering a consistent, high-quality viewing experience.
The VO Secure Player is a downloadable application designed to protect the content on the end-device and prevent piracy. The application is based on an embedded media player with enhanced DRM and Conditional Access capabilities.
The VO Secure Player can also be delivered as an SDK package, which can be easily customized as an operator-branded application. The player supports a wide range of connected devices including smartphones and tablets based on iOS or Android.