Using Marlin IPTV-ES, Actvila Leads IPTV Deployment in Japan

IPTV deployments are expected to increase over the next five years, and the Japanese market is leading the way with Actvila, a web-based TV portal, launched in 2007. The service portal, created by partners Hitachi, Panasonic, Sharp, Sony, and Toshiba, included a roll-out of Internet-enabled TVs. Today, Japanese consumers are accessing a variety of streaming video-on-demand (VOD) content on multi-million Actvila-ready TV sets.

What is helping the rapid development of the market? All Actvila deployments include Marlin IPTV-ES, a digital rights management infrastructure for IPTV. Developers created Marlin IPTV-ES to meet the specific design requirements for the Japanese IPTV market. Based on the open Marlin architecture, Marlin IPTV-ES creates a common deployment infrastructure that minimizes unnecessary security and content management concerns. It also allows individual content providers the flexibility to personalize offerings.  

Actvila services can meet consumer interests and offer premium video on demand (VOD), and are preparing various other services based on one common DRM platform.  VOD content can be streamed or cached on the TV or set-top-box for convenient playback.

The major service providers and device manufacturers have chosen Marlin IPTV-ES as an important part of an overall IPTV strategy. As global IPTV deployments accelerate, the success of Marlin IPTV-ES in the Japanese market is a real-life example of how the Marlin family of products can meet specific consumer or market requirements for providing a common DRM infrastructure.  

To learn more, visit the Marlin DRM Users Forum Japan.