Australian Broadcasting Corporation Utilizes BuyDRM’s KeyOS MultiKey Service With AWS Media Services

KeyOS API Integration with AWS Media Services Streamlines Live Video Workflows

March 27 — Austin, TX and Ultimo, Australia —Today BuyDRM announced that ABC AU (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) is planning to deploy BuyDRM’s KeyOS™ MultiKey™ Service in conjunction with Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elemental to package and encrypt live video content for users on a variety of playback platforms in Australia. ABC is using the KeyOS MultiKey Service to support multi-DRM playback in its iview on-demand and catch-up TV service. ABC’s iview records an average of 50 million plays per month.

API integration between BuyDRM and AWS Elemental MediaConvert enables content operators to deploy streamlined video workflows for live TV and VOD content. Using this API integration, AWS Elemental MediaPackage acquires content encryption keys from the KeyOS platform and uses them to encrypt the ABC live TV content. Upon playback, users acquire the license key directly from the KeyOS MultiKey Service platform to their playback device.

“Using KeyOS with AWS Elemental will allow the ABC to accelerate its deployment of live streaming services,” said Andrew Carey, Head of Digital Network, ABC Technology. “With a deployment of this size, leveraging the expertise of experienced third parties allows the ABC to deliver quickly and cost efficiently."

The KeyOS MultiKey Service supports the industry-leading DRMs, such as Microsoft PlayReady, Google Widevine, and Apple FairPlay, for the most popular consumer formats including DASH, HLS, and MSS. This combination of DRMs and file formats powers the widest variety of premium content for consumers.

“As a pioneer in deploying commercial DRM solutions, BuyDRM has dedicated significant resources to our API integration with AWS Elemental,” BuyDRM CEO & Founder Christopher Levy stated. “ABC AU is now able to take advantage of this API integration and take flight with its market-leading iview platform for live TV.”

“BuyDRM’s KeyOS Multi-DRM platform has achieved API integration with AWS Media Services,” said Keith Wymbs, Chief Marketing Officer for AWS Elemental, an Amazon Web Services company. “ABC AU is now able to take advantage of a streamlined video workflow in the cloud working with BuyDRM and AWS."


BuyDRM™ is a leading provider of Digital Rights Management and Content Security Services for the entertainment, enterprise, transportation and education industries with customers spanning the globe. With 17 years of market-leading experience implementing commercial DRM solutions and media technologies, BuyDRM has amassed substantial success stories for many of today’s largest brands.

OTT and IPTV operators, television networks, movie studios, MVPDs, telcos and premium content distributors use the BuyDRM award-winning KeyOS multi-DRM Platform to provide robust content security for their IP video offerings to a variety of connected and disconnected devices. BuyDRM customers include BBC iPlayer and BBC iPlayer Radio, BBC Worldwide, BBC TVE Singapore, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony Crackle, Sony Pictures Television Networks, Sony DADC, fuboTV, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Margo Networks, Warner Brothers, Showtime Networks, Deluxe, Vubiquity, Cinedigm, SONIFI Solutions, ABC Australia, Limelight Networks, AMC Networks, SingTel, Telus, and Bell Media.

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ABOUT ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) is Australia's primary publicly funded national broadcaster. The ABC provides television, radio, online and mobile services throughout metropolitan and regional Australia, as well as an overseas service. The ABC is governed by the ABC Act and Charter.

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Publication Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2018