DG2L Technologies, a provider of digital media technologies, and SecureMedia, a provider of encryption technology and digital rights management (DRM) systems, have been selected by China Data Broadcasting Network (CDB), to supply a secure IPTV delivery network based on DG2L's MPEG-4 based Neuron set-top box platform and SecureMedia's Encryptonite Digital Rights Management (DRM) system.
It is thought that the combination of the DG2L and SecureMedia systems will result in the largest DRM-enabled, video-over-IP (IPTV) network in the world. CDB will deliver pay-TV and video-on-demand services over a state-owned fiber optic network to affiliated cable operators throughout China. CDB is majority owned by the State Administration for Radio, Film and Television (SARFT). Under a plan to unify the nation's fragmented cable TV industry, CDB projects having 1 million subscribers on-line receiving CDB programming within the next twelve months and converting 30% of the existing 95 million cable subscribers in China to the CDB programming feeds by 2007.
DG2L's Neuron is the world's first interactive HDTV IP-based set-top box based on MPEG-4 complete with HDTV and standard PVR capabilities. The Neuron set-top box supports all DVB and IP standards, allowing multiple service operators (MSOs) to harness the power of the Internet with high quality interactive video and web capabilities. Because Neuron supports MPEG-4, it offers superior video quality at a fraction of the bit rate of MPEG-2 and Windows Media 9.
SecureMedia's Encryptonite System is an open platform DRM software solution optimized for the secure distribution of VOD, broadcast TV and other multimedia content over IP networks. Encryptonite provides content owners and distributors high levels of digital content security while offering device manufacturers and service providers low cost implementation and operation.