Monday, February 20, 2006

Australia's Reeltime Selects SecureMedia DRM for VOD

Reeltime Infotainment, which plans to launch a national IPTV service for Australia, has selected SecureMedia's conditional access and digital rights management (CA/DRM) software solutions. Based on the use of the Encryptonite System, Reeltime has secured distribution agreements for movies from Twentieth Century Fox, Sony Pictures Entertainment, MGM, United Artists, Columbia Pictures and other studios.

Reeltime will launch its VOD service to the public shortly, using IPTV set-top boxes and download to PCs, via its various ISP partners. The service is operated by Reeltime as a "white label" on behalf of ISPs, who will market and bundle the service in conjunction with their traditional voice and data packages. Reeltime's VOD transmission rights include the use of MPEG-4/H.264 over HFC (Cable), DSL, fiber optic and twisted pair.

Reeltime has secured access agreements with Telstra for its national network, including the consumer DSL network.


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