Axinom has partnered with Unified Streaming to integrate multi-DRM capabilities with Axinom DRM unified API into the Unified Streaming Platform (USP) offering.
This approach allows for the use of proprietary DRMs, but leverages a common key to allow content providers to encrypt and package their content just once. The content can then be played back on a wide variety of clients, which all support different DRMs. In addition to reducing the need for multiple content packagers, it will also reduce the need for CDN storage as only one version of each content item is required.
The combination of Axinom DRM and Unified Streaming Platform enables media companies, content right owners and OTT providers to stream premium content on any type of digital device while reducing costs and providing better user experience.
Axinom CTO, Johannes Jauch commented, “We are pleased to extend the collaboration with Unified Streaming and our common customer SF Anytime. With the latest addition of Apple FairPlay to Axinom DRM, it has never been easier to reach the broadest possible audience with the best possible user experience. Following the huge demand for greater video quality, it even enables SF Anytime to license and deliver 4K video content in the future.”
“Partnering with Axinom has created a synergy that addresses all the needs of both SF Anytime and its customers. Unified Streaming values the cooperation,” said Simon Westbroek, Unified Streaming’s VP of Global Sales .
SF Anytime, part of Bonnier Group, is the leading video on demand service, serving Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden and the Baltics. As broadcast and digital continue to converge, SF Anytime is offering a broader range of services and exclusive Hollywood content. The main priority of the collaboration with Axinom and Unified Streaming was to achieve highest performance and outstanding user experience through a solution that perfectly matches the specific requirements of both SF Anytime and its customers. After two years of successful deployment of Axinom DRM on Unified Streaming Platform using Microsoft PlayReady and Google Widevine, SF Anytime moves a step further with the addition of Apple´s FairPlay streaming. This step allows SF Anytime a smooth transition to the multi-DRM service covering all major DRM technologies and securing a much broader customer base.
About Unified Streaming
Unified Streaming is dedicated to helping companies create and execute smart video streaming technologies. Its products are in operation around the world, with customers ranging from live news broadcasters and major TV networks to service providers and technology partners.
For more information, visit www.unified-streaming.com
About SF Anytime
SF Anytime, part of Bonnier Group, is the leading video on demand service, serving Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden and the Baltics. It is available through major TV operators and OTT partners. The service has deals with several distributors such as Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox, Buena Vista Distribution, Regency, Svensk Filmindustri, Scanbox and Sandrew Metronome. SF Anytime offers a wide range of titles that covers everything from the latest Hollywood blockbusters to quality art house films and television shows.
For more information, visit www.sfanytime.com
Original Press Release can be found here: www.unified-streaming.com/news/unified-streaming-partners-axinom-boost-sf-anytime-vod