This latest integration joins existing support for other encryption systems including Verimatrix, Huawei, SkyDRM, and the DVB Simulcrypt.
“Encryption is critical; it’s how broadcasters protect the value of their programming,” explained Gal Waldman, chief product officer at TAG. “The difficulty therein, is that when OTT content is encrypted after the encoding phase, content monitoring becomes limited, nor can it be viewed thereafter. But now, with support for Irdeto KMS integrated right into our MCM-9000, content owners can decrypt their programming after the packager, within the secure zone allowing it to be safely visualised for probing, alarming and monitoring.”
Incorporating decryption keys into TAG’s MCM-9000 enables it to surpass the conventional features of today’s multiviewing, probing and monitoring solutions with another layer of operational ease, agility and security for TAG’s customers that use Irdeto’s KMS.
Broadcasters can now decode, view, monitor and analyse Irdeto encrypted OTT content within TAG’s IP software-only platform, and visualise it at the mosaic output to validate its integrity, authenticity and quality in real-time before it is distributed.
Added Waldman: “We are always developing and deploying upgrades to our platform so our customers can benefit from a truly Zer0 Friction experience; one that eliminates extra steps and obstacles and maximises assets and technologies for a frictionless operation. In this case, customers requested integration with Irdeto’s KMS server, and we were happy to respond with unique decryption capabilities that talk directly to the Irdeto KMS and unlock reliable, flexible and quality monitoring that detects malfunctions and abnormalities such as black frames, freezes and more.” Ibc