CDNetworks and Widevine Partner for Multiplatform DRM & CDN Services
San Jose, CA.— CDNetworks (KOSDAQ: 073710), a top-three global, full-service content delivery network (CDN) and Widevine Technologies, the only provider of multiplatform, multiformat DRM and video optimization solutions, today announced a partnership to deliver secure Internet video experiences to customers around the world. This partnership combines CDNetworks’ top tier content delivery services with Widevine’s studio accepted DRM solution, which simultaneously secures content delivered in multiple formats including: Microsoft Windows Media, Adobe Flash, and the Microsoft Silverlight platform. CDNetworks and Widevine will jointly address major media companies, niche content providers, and e-Learning companies that require content security to monetize their assets in a cross platform manner.
Widevine’s multiplatform, multiformat DRM is designed to securely distribute, store, and control playback of monetized digital media to any Internet-enabled consumer device. Over 140 service providers and 160 web properties use Widevine to secure digital video. These include: Warner Bros.’ Latin American portal, www.wbla.com; Gaia Online’s Flash-based video portal delivering Warner Bros.’ and Sony Pictures’ content; and CinemaNow, which offers high quality movies and TV shows to PCs and Internet-enabled Blu-ray platforms.
CDNetworks provides content delivery technology and services to over 1,000 customers worldwide in the gaming, retail, media and entertainment and technology sectors. CDNetworks has been at the forefront of testing and deploying leading-edge advancements in video streaming with Adobe Flash Media Server 3 and 3.5. CDNetworks US customers, including Lycos Cinema Social Viewing Experience and Jaman Online Cinema, are early beta installations of Flash Media Server 3.5 software. In addition, CDNetworks is a leader in Asia in the e-Learning sector, which is currently dominated by Microsoft Windows Media-based solutions.
“Widevine’s multiplatform, multiformat DRM provides the protection required to monetize the delivery of high value content to PCs, Macs and internet-enabled consumer devices,” said Sangwoo Park, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Product Management of CDNetworks. “This partnership with Widevine demonstrates CDNetworks’ continued effort to provide the best possible technology solutions to its customers to insure both optimum CDN services and confidence in knowing their content is secure.”
“Widevine is excited about combining its DRM solutions with CDNetworks’ vast distribution network,” said John Petrocelli, Vice President, Internet TV Sales and Business Development of Widevine Technologies. “Working together, our joint solution will ensure the highest quality video delivery while keeping revenues intact, regardless of the business model,” he concluded.
About Widevine Technologies, Inc.
Widevine is the only provider of multiplatform and multiformat DCAS, DRM, digital copy protection and forensic watermarking solutions for content owners, telco, cable, satellite, DTT and internet service operators.
More than 140 service providers and 160 web properties utilize Widevine solutions to enable the acquisition and distribution of premium studio and broadcaster content to a wide range of consumer devices. Widevine makes it possible to protect internet and pay TV revenues while creating new service opportunities through the secure distribution, identification and tracking of digital content.
An innovator and holder of 55 patents, the company continues to develop new technologies and solutions that solve the multiplatform and multiformat content protection and digital forensic needs of content owners and operators globally.
Widevine is a privately held corporation headquartered in Seattle, WA, funded by Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO), Charter Ventures, Constellation Ventures, Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd (DNP), PaceSetter Capital Group, Phoenix Partners, TELUS (NYSE: TU) and VantagePoint Venture Partners.
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