Universal Church is the First Joint Customer to Use Irdeto Rights to Securely Distribute OTT Video Content to Subscribers

 

São Paulo – 07 February 2017 – Irdeto, the world leader in digital platform security, today announced a strategic partnership with Samba Tech, the largest independent distributor of online videos in Latin America. The partnership enables the secure delivery of online video content for Latin American operators by combining Irdeto Rights and Samba Tech’s video distribution services. The companies also announced its first joint customer, Universal Church in Brazil. Universal Church has 5,000 churches in Brazil and over 12 million members worldwide, and recently, launched its own OTT video platform called Univer Video. Universal Church is working with Samba Tech and Irdeto to securely deliver premium video content to Univer Video subscribers.

Univer Video is the largest Christian video platform in Latin America, where users can consume several videos through a monthly subscription and TVOD. Through this service, subscribers can watch OTT content on tablets, mobile devices or on their computer. The Irdeto Rights solution provides Universal Church with multi-DRM support for FairPlay, PlayReady and Widevine. The partnership enables them to deliver even more online video content to a broad range of devices while also integrating with their current stream solution.

“From a myriad of devices to multiple different formats, including 4K UHD, today’s consumer has more options at their disposal to consume online video content,” said Paulo Cezar, Content Director at Universal Church. “With Irdeto Rights and Samba Tech, we are able to securely deliver content to our subscribers on any device that they choose without impacting the end-user experience. This seamless and secure user experience was key when choosing Irdeto and Samba Tech as technology partners.”

Headquartered in Brazil, Samba Tech is the largest online video platform in Latin America working with several big-name brands throughout the region. The partnership with Irdeto enables Samba Tech to provide operators with a content protection and management solution that ensures secure access to the high definition content that consumers crave. Irdeto Rights provides the broadest reach across mobile devices, tablets, PCs, connected TVs and even game consoles. Latin American operators can implement industry-recognized DRMs with Irdeto technologies to meet their current and future business needs.

“Our customers are looking for a flexible and secure online video delivery solution that can adapt to new online video technologies at a rapid pace,” said Lídio Ramalho, CTO at Samba Tech. “Irdeto Rights enables us to achieve our customer’s security goals and expand our customer base by offering a secure and robust solution.”

Irdeto Rights is a broad set of solutions that can be tailored to the specific requirements of any operator, broadcaster or content owner to allow growth and monetization of their live and on-demand OTT offerings. Irdeto Rights offers multiple rights management technologies to enable maximum device reach and flexibility. The solution provides a cost-efficient, field-proven solution that scales effortlessly for maximum demand.

“Operators in Latin America are constantly required to adapt their offerings to meet consumer demand,” said Gabriel Ricardo Hahmann, Sales Director for Brazil and the Southern Cone, Irdeto. “Supporting a multitude of devices without compromising security is critical for operators to maintain a competitive edge in the region. Our partnership with Samba Tech provides Latin American operators with the ability to securely offer consumers access to a wide-range of content and improve the overall viewer experience.”

About Samba Tech

Samba Tech is the leading independent distributor of online video services in Latin America and one of the most innovative companies in Latin America by FastCompany. It helps hundreds of companies to communicate better with their audience, providing tools to stream videos on any device at any time with Samba Videos, a customizable business intelligence platform. Working with solutions for WebTV, Distance Learning, Corporate Communications and Live Streaming, Samba Tech reaches millions of people, contributing to democratize the access to online videos.
For more information, visit: https://www.sambatech.com.br/

About Irdeto

Irdeto. Building a Secure Future.™

Irdeto is the world leader in digital platform security, protecting platforms and applications across multiple industries, such as media & entertainment, payments and automotive. Our solutions and services enable customers to protect their revenue, create new offerings and fight cybercrime. With nearly 50 years of expertise in security, Irdeto’s software security technology and cyber services protect over 5 billion devices and applications for some of the world’s best known brands. Our unique heritage as a subsidiary of multinational media group Naspers (JSE: NPN) means that we are a well-established and reliable partner to help build a more secure future. Please visit Irdeto at www.irdeto.com.

For further information about Irdeto please contact:

Stephen Russell
PR Manager, Americas, Irdeto
Phone: +1 774 273 3890
Email : Stephen.Russell@irdeto.com

Bruno Pinheiro
CEO da PiaR Comunicação – PR Samba Tech in Brazil
Phone : +55 11 4304 1222
Email : bruno@piarcomunicacao.com.br

Renniê Paro
Gerente de Atendimento da PiaR Comunicação – PR Samba Tech in Brazil
Phone : +55 11 4304 1222
Email : rparo@piarcomunicacao.com.br

Juliana Gusmão
Coordenadora de Atendimento da PiaR Comunicação – PR Samba Tech in Brazil
Phone : +55 11 4304 1222
Email : juliana@piarcomunicacao.com.br