Gogo develops app-free DRM

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Aviation broadband connectivity provider, Gogo, has announced the upcoming launch of a digital rights management (DRM) service that enables playback of video-on-demand content using most commonly used web browsers such as Safari and Chrome, without requiring additional plug-ins or app downloads.

The service has been developed in partnership with castLabs, a developer of software and cloud services for digital video, and it allows each title to be packaged for browsers on all operating systems with a single file using the latest CMAF file format (Common Media Application Format). The single encrypted file format allows for Gogo’s IFE service, Gogo Vision, to maximise an airline’s library size. The roll-out of this technology will be complete in the first half of 2020.

“Gogo is the first in the industry to launch a streaming solution that uses a single encrypted file format to play video across the most popular browsers,” said Blane Boynton, Gogo’s SVP of product. “By removing the need for an app or plug-in, Gogo provides a seamless experience to our airline partners and their passengers.”

“Gogo is leveraging our updated PRESTOplay and DRMtoday solutions that utilise the latest advances in streaming technology to deliver a single version of content to all modern browsers, agnostic to the various DRM systems they support,” added Michael Stattmann, founder of castLabs. “Gogo is indeed the first to use the latest CMAF file format with ‘cbcs’ encryption to enable an app-free inflight entertainment experience on mobile devices.”

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