Sotal, a provider of IPTV/OTT solutions, recently completed Google's Widevine (News - Alert) Digital Rights Management (DRM) and adaptive streaming integration for the Oll.tv video service provided by Digital Screens in the Ukraine.
The project is noteworthy for its scope in terms of platforms, its overall complexity and the completely remote installation and configuration.
Digital Screens is a provider of online video distribution services under the Oll.tv brand, including a large catalog of video-on-demand movies, TV shows and sports. Oll.tv is constantly receiving content expansion, while adding new devices on which to view its content.
Integrating Google (News - Alert) Widevine allows an operator to improve control over video distribution and use, as well as adding support for various marketing scenarios. Specifically, Widevine can create tailored content sales packages and increase the availability of the service for customers who view on multiple devices with industry-approved formats of video delivery.
"Having a solid strategy we understand that it is crucial for our success in the digital content distribution market to protect content with tools trusted by the content owners," said Nick Nazarov, CTO at Digital Screens. "We choose Google Widevine and Microsoft (News - Alert) Playready as the most reputable ones in the world. These platforms will allow expansion of our service to a wider range of client devices, and Sotal has helped us to integrate both DRM technologies into asset preparation, publishing and distribution processes."
In other news, Sotal-Interactive recently completed the upgrade of VimpelCom'sI PTV Microsoft Mediaroom Platform (Beeline TV) to version 2.0. The process in this case too was fairly complex, requiring more than 450 servers and more than 30 locations hosting Microsoft Mediaroom. The latest version of Mediaroom increases the stability of service by way of server-side optimizations, while speeding up the search of available content, updating the "video rental" section's interface, and launching a number of additional features.
Edited by Braden Becker