Frost & Sullivan Awards BuyDRM 2018 Global Content Protection Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award

Company Expands KeyOS Multi-DRM Platform Ecosystem Into Leading Encoders, Servers and Players

November 12, 2018 - Austin, TX - USA – Based on its recent in-depth analysis of the Global Content Protection Industry, leading market research firm Frost & Sullivan awarded BuyDRM the 2018 Global Content Protection Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award for its rapid product innovation, flexible commercial practices, widely adopted APIs for encryption and license keys and its thought leadership within the Content Protection industry at large.

“BuyDRM has shown significant traction in an extremely competitive industry that major studios and content owners rely on to protect the value of their video content distributed around the world,” said Frost & Sullivan Senior Research Analyst, Digital Transformation, Swetha Krishnamoorthi. “With unified APIs, a wide breadth of features and industry-leading commercial practices in deploying the KeyOS™ multi-DRM platform, this award to BuyDRM is well-deserved.”

From the award declaration:

“In a market overwhelmed by price wars, most companies are competing on a constantly diminishing per-license cost. BuyDRM has realized that the real value of operating a technology rich DRM platform is in the maintenance of the ecosystem, which is driven by APIs and the breadth of features.”

“BuyDRM’s KeyOS platform is one of the few highly scalable and robust multi-DRM platforms in the market that is delivered via a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model. The API-driven approach of KeyOS enables faster deployment and ensures compatibility with existing encoding or muxing tools and workflows.”

“Frost & Sullivan is impressed with BuyDRM’s multi-DRM platform because it provides the customer with a unified approach to addressing all the DRM-related security requirements of distributors, while providing a flexible business model that promises value for money.”

“For its strong overall performance, BuyDRM is recognized with Frost & Sullivan’s 2018 Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award.”

“When we started BuyDRM back in 2001, the first wave of streaming media had just come onshore resulting in a twenty-year march towards security, stability and viability,” said BuyDRM CEO & Founder, Christopher Levy. “BuyDRM has been a proud member of the content protection industry and established the company as a thought leader and innovator of choice for many of the largest media and technology brands in the world.”

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has demonstrated excellence in devising a strong growth strategy and robustly implementing it. The recipient has shown strength in terms of innovation in products and technologies, leadership in customer value, and speed in response to market needs. The award looks at the emerging market players in the industry and recognizes their best practices that are positioned for future growth excellence.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.


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 18 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, cable MSO's, 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 devices. BuyDRM customers include ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), BBC iPlayer, BBC Studios, BBC iPlayer Radio, Blizzard, FuboTV, Sony New Media Solutions, Sony Crackle, Sony Pictures Warner Brothers, Showtime and Zee5.

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Publication Date: Monday, November 12, 2018