Future-proof multi-DRM support

Conax simplifies OTT and Multiscreen content security for pay-TV operators by offering Multi-DRM as part of Conax Contego, our unified content security platform.

The DRM market is currently highly fragmented, and is likely to remain so. The complexity of delivering world class content security with multiple simultaneous DRM technologies needed in a Multiscreen service can be overwhelming. Conax Contego currently supports Microsoft PlayReady, Google Widevine, Apple Fairplay, and Conax Connected Access security clients, including Common Encryption (CENC) for a simplified and cost-effective workflow. This enables unified configuration of DRM with consistent business rules across all devices and networks. Further flexibility is provided by the use of open standards such as HTML5 and Encrypted Media Extensions (EME), and an agnostic approach to streaming formats such as HLS, Smooth Streaming and MPEG DASH – resulting in an unrivalled end-user experience.

Conax Multi-DRM benefits:

  • Simplicity
  • Usability
  • Future-proof
  • Highest possible security level

Keeping up with OS, browser, video player or device-specific updates or upgrades is a daunting prospect for most pay-TV operators. Therefore, it is advisable that any future pay-TV operation is based on a flexible security solution that reduces the complexity of handling both broadcast CA and multiple DRMs for the operator. Inability to accommodate the most popular DRMs in a security platform can reduce customer satisfaction due to limited OTT service availability or limited device support.

Test different HTML5 players


Previously, online video streaming was based on Silverlight plugin from Microsoft or the Adobe Flash Player. Both of these technologies has helped to develop the web to be more dynamic and rich, but are now being replaced by HTML5 in all of the major browsers.  With the release of Chrome 55 in December 2016, Chrome has made HTML5 the default experience. The Silverlight plugin has already been removed from most browsers.

To ensure that your online streaming service will be secure, reliable and feature rich going forward you should utilize HTML5 video and the browsers’ embedded DRM.

We have made a website where anyone can test and see how the different players from our key partners are supported by the Conax Contego Multi-DRM. Take a look at the different player implementations here.