Digital Rights Management
gdbTVâ„˘/PlayTV UK deploy Microsoft Digital Rights Management. Content providers wishing to protect their content with Microsoft DRM are able to protect their content at the time of encoding. The decryption of this DRM is then handled by the box, enabling all the usual rules of protection to be carried out as they would be for download to a PC.
Conditional Access Model
gdbTVâ„˘/PlayTV UK also employ a conditional access model that utilises the user account, MAC address of the set-top box and file replication. This eliminates account duplication and MAC cloning. Basically the user has their account and set top box details verified against a Thawte secured record, allowing them access to the content they have subscribed to. If the user and box details aren't confirmed, or there is already an open session to the content, the verification fails.