BigFlix Selects BuyDRM’s KeyOS Smooth DRM Service To Support India’s Largest VOD Site
Improved Offering Enables Encrypted Online and Offline Support For Smooth Streaming
Austin, TX(02 Nov 2010)
BuyDRM, a pioneer in DRM technologies for pay-media operators, announced today that BigFLIX, India's largest VOD site, serving 3 million unique users per month and 25 million users globally will soon support encrypted smooth streaming and downloads to the Intel-based Macs and PCs. The KeyOS Platform's expansive feature set enables quick-to-market deployments of premium encrypted video content in the Windows Media and Smooth Streaming formats.
Previously BigFlix.com relied on the global standard KeyOS Windows Media DRM solution from BuyDRM. The recent release of offline secure playback of smooth streaming content, protected by Microsoft PlayReady technology, has created an entirely new marketplace for BigFlix.com where users can both stream and download content securely. KeyOS enables BigFlix.com the ability to maintain one volume of encrypted content which can be used for both streaming and downloads. Using the Silverlight based video player solution provided with the KeyOS Smooth DRM Service, BigFlix.com can provide one download application that provides both in-browser and out-of-browser (OOB) functionality to their end-users.
"We originally selected BuyDRM to secure our Windows Media content. Now that the KeyOS Smooth DRM offering supports offline playback and compatibility with the PIFF/UltraViolet specification, we decided to upgrade our services" said Sanjeev Singhal, CTO, BigFlix.com. "We look forward to providing our massive audience with portable offline playback using KeyOS."
"BigFlix.com has a massive and diverse audience who have a passion for their digital media and using this new service they can experience their digital media in more ways" said Christopher Levy, CEO and Founder, BuyDRM. "BigFlix.com's offering is a great examples of how transparent technologies like Smooth DRM enable new studio-compliant business models which consumers prefer" Levy added.
"PlayReady is designed to provide robust protection for high quality content, while helping ensure a seamless and enjoyable experience for viewers," said Bill Wittress, Director of business development, Media Platforms Business, Microsoft Corp. "In adopting Silverlight and PlayReady for its content delivery, BigFlix.com is poised to bring new video experiences - online and offline - to millions of viewers around the world."
BuyDRM's is the leading provider of DRM Services and Solutions for pay-media operators - servicing the Entertainment, Enterprise and Education Industries. Broadcasters, Telcos, ISPs, Private Media Companies and Corporations use BuyDRM's award-winning KeyOS Rights Management Platform to efficiently Market, Monitor and Monetize their Broadband, DAM/CMS, Set-top Box and Mobile media offerings. KeyOS supports WindowsMedia Rights Management and Smooth DRM for Windows Media and Smooth Streaming, powered by Microsoft's PlayReady. KeyOS offers encrypted smooth streaming for Live and On Demand events, streams and downloads, to the Intel-based Mac and PC.
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About BIGFlix Video-on-Demand:
BIGFlix Video-on-Demand has over 1500 and growing bank of movie titles on its free-streaming and paid-download platform that includes latest and classic Bollywood movies, World movies and movies in 13 other Indian languages. Moreover, a plethora of Indian television content is available through BIGFlix's enhanced video streaming service. BIGFlix Video-on-Demand has made Indian cinema, television and music accessible to the 25 million strong Indian Diaspora spread across the world. The BIGFlix Video-on-Demand website registers 16 million page views, 10 million streams and 3 million unique visitors every month.