Samba Tech, Irdeto partner to secure online video content for Latin American operators

Digital platform security provider Irdeto announced a strategic partnership with Brazilian company Samba Tech to enable 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 the country and over 12 million members worldwide, and recently, launched its own OTT video platform called Univer Video.

Univer combines the S-VOD and T-VOD models. 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.

“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”, said Gabriel Ricardo Hahmann, Sales Director for Brazil and the Southern Cone at Irdeto.

Headquartered in Brazil, Samba Tech is considered the largest independent distributor of online videos in Latin America, working with several big-name brands throughout the region.