Viaccess-Orca's DRM Solution and VO Player been integrated on Android TV set-top boxes from Technicolor in compliance with the TV Input Framework (TIF).
"Pay TV operators are increasingly embracing the Android TV environment because of how immersive and engaging it is," said Gaetan Delcroix, vice president, Video Product Unit, at Technicolor. "The open and defined approach that VO has taken with its DRM solution significantly decreases integration costs for device manufacturers, enabling us to focus efforts on system on chip specificities and better meet the global demand for Android TV experiences."
VO's DRM and secure VO Player solutions have been integrated on Technicolor Sapphire STBs featuring an Android operating system and Broadcom 7271 chipset. Integration of VO's DRM on Android TV devices is intended to allow for support of various Android TV apps and players, including the VO Player. As part of its open approach to content security, VO provides its reference application code to all ecosystem partners.
"Thanks to this new partnership, operators can now take advantage of VO's extensive portfolio of security services, such as digital rights management and security renewal, on Technicolor Android TV STBs," said Chem Assayag, executive vice president of marketing and sales at Viaccess-Orca. "The end result is that viewers around the world can enjoy premium video content from Hollywood studios they desire on Android TV."
VO and Technicolor will demonstrate a Technicolor Sapphire set-top integrated with Android TV and VO's DRM at CES 2019 in Las Vegas.