FRANCE: INSIDE Secure announced that its downloadable DRM Fusion Agent software is now protecting premium video content for Rakuten ShowTime, Japan’s leading video-on-demand (VOD) service on Android and iOS platforms.
Rakuten licensed the DRM Fusion Agent software from INSIDE because it offered fast implementation of a downloadable client for iOS and Android using the Microsoft PlayReady platform, a solution that is well known and trusted by all the major premium content providers.
“Finding a content security solution that provides the assurance that content providers need to deliver mobile content was a major factor in deciding on the DRM Fusion Agent solution. The ability to quickly implement Microsoft PlayReady in our apps was another key factor,” said Hamada, operating officer of the ShowTime service at Rakuten. “Using DRM Fusion Agent, we were able to develop and test our mobile apps quickly. The support we received from INSIDE was also invaluable.”
Rakuten ShowTime is a major VOD service in Japan. Founded in 2002, the Rakuten ShowTime service offers subscribers more than 100,000 Japanese and Korean video selections. These range from movies and dramas to animation and sports, which they can view easily, conveniently and securely on PCs, smartphones and other devices.