TF1 – a French broadcaster owned by Bouygues Group – has chosen Irdeto to provide content protection for its OTT service in time for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Irdeto Control – the cybersecurity company’s multi-DRM solution – will generate keys for content encryption, administer content usage rules and issue playback licenses for TF1.
Irdeto will also provide the French broadcaster with a managed service of 24/7 monitoring and dedicated support. The cybersecurity company says the solution provides TF1 with world-class abilities to manage its requirements during high-demand events by delivering streams at scale. The solution is hosted on AWS – Amazon’s cloud computing platform.
Richard Frankland, SVP of Global Sales in Video Entertainment at Irdeto, says: “We are thrilled that TF1 has chosen Irdeto to enhance and secure its video streaming service. With our advanced solutions, TF1 can confidently deliver a top-notch viewing experience, assuring high quality on every screen while enabling the growth of their OTT offering.”
Thierry Bonhomme, CTO at TF1, comments: “Irdeto Control provides opportunities for higher revenues and offers high scalability and availability for delivering our OTT streams. Considering the World Cup is one of the most watched live sports events, the industry leading attributes of Irdeto Control, its reliability and scalability were key factors when selecting Irdeto Control.”