INSIDE Secure (NYSE Euronext:INSD), a leader in embedded solutions for
securing transactions, content and digital identity, today announces
that TV Bank, a live video distribution system and video provider for 3G
mobile phones and iOS devices in Japan, has selected INSIDE's DRM Fusion
Server to protect its live streaming service BBTV NEXT. BBTV NEXT is a
multi-channel service offering 50 channels, including Disney Life, AXN
and Fox. INSIDE's DRM Fusion Server, a complete interoperable
server-side DRM solution for streaming protection, will be integrated as
a live encoder. This will allow BBTV NEXT to be DRM Microsoft PlayReady
in a fast turnaround time, providing the critical security needed to
enable BBTV NEXT's Japanese subscribers to view premium content on
According to a study from MM Research Institute, a Japanese market trend
and research firm, the total number of smartphone video viewers in Japan
is expected to more than triple from 12.3 million to 38.4 million
between 2011 and 2016. This increase is attributed to rising smartphone
use and LTE (Long Term Evolution) subscriptions in the heavily-wired
country. (source: http://blog.velti.com/weekly-mobile-breakdown-mobile-video-on-the-rise-in-japan/#sthash.lPYVIvMc.dpuf)
"TV Bank is very satisfied with INSIDE Secure's DRM Fusion Server
solution. The product has provided us with a perfect Microsoft PlayReady
server environment in a short space of time and it is pre-inegrated
with most hardware encoders. It helped us speed our time to market,"
said Tetsuji Otsuka, system development manager at TV Bank.
TV Bank joins a lengthening line of content providers in Japan that has
adopted INSIDE's DRM Fusion solution. These include J.com (Jupiter
telecom's biggest cable TV service in Japan) and other Japanese OTT
projects, as well as Rakuten Showtime.
"We are pleased TV Bank has selected our DRM Fusion Server to gain it
lead time in providing the critical content protection required to
stream premium content to its subscribers," said Dr. Simon Blake-Wilson,
executive vice president of the mobile security division at INSIDE
Secure. "INSIDE's DRM Fusion Server offers advanced capabilities that
enable the whole DRM process from content protection, rights creation,
rights and condition management to license generation and delivery. This
means we can easily support content providers looking for opportunities
to extend revenue streams in mobile video."
INSIDE Secure's DRM Fusion Server is a fifth generation, interoperable,
server-side Digital Rights Management (DRM) solution. Designed for
wireless and wireline operators and service providers, DRM Fusion Server
implements and extends multiple DRM technologies such as Microsoft
PlayReady, Windows Media DRM 9, 10 and 10.1, and OMA DRM while providing
common integration interfaces. As an end-to-end DRM solution, DRM Fusion
Server can create live and on demand services for any platform,
including TV, PC and mobile. With DRM Fusion Server, the entire DRM
process is enabled; from content protection, rights creation, rights and
condition management to license generation and delivery. Licensed
content can then be delivered over any IP network to fixed and mobile
devices with client-side DRM capabilities.
More information about INSIDE DRM solutions is available online at: http://www.insidesecure.com/Products/DRM-Content-Protection/DRM-Fusion-Server
About TV Bank http://www.tv-bank.com
TV Bank Corporation (TV Bank, Japan) is the provider of a uniquely
developed live video distribution system and videos for 3G mobile phone
and iOS devices.
In 2005, SoftBank Corp. set up TV Bank, headquartered in Minato-Ku,
Tokyo, as a joint venture with Yahoo Japan Corporation (Head Office:
Minato-ku, Tokyo; president: Manabu Miyasaka) to reinforce the
SoftBankGroup's internet video content service business. TV Bank
operates businesses relating to video content. These include services
that distribute video content to mobile phones, such as 'SHUUN', 'Simple
Video Selection' and 'Sports LIFE' the multichannel service 'BBTV NEXT'
for SoftBank Mobile Corp.'s 'SoftBank SmartTV'. In addition, Ustream
Asia Inc., a joint venture with Ustream Inc. of the USA, provides a
Japanese-language version of 'Ustream', a live video streaming service
for smartphones, PCs, etc. There are various categories of program,
including music, sports, news, events and politics. The site attracts
approximately eight million unique visitors each month.
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