SOURCE: Widevine

Widevine

August 18, 2010 09:00 ET

Boxee and Widevine Team Up to Give Boxee Users the Ultimate Online Video Viewing Experience

Widevine to Provide Boxee With Adaptive Streaming and DRM so Boxee Users Can Access Even More High-Quality Content

NEW YORK, NY and SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - August 18, 2010) -  Widevine, a provider of digital entertainment solutions, and Boxee, software to enjoy movies, TV shows, and video from the Internet on a TV, today announced that the two companies will collaborate to make Widevine's adaptive streaming, virtual DVD controls and digital rights management (DRM) technologies available in CE devices containing Boxee's software platform. The Boxee platform is designed to give consumers a truly connected digital entertainment experience to enjoy movies, TV shows, music and photos, as well as streaming content from websites. As a result of this integration, Boxee customers will be able to access more high-quality, secure content than ever before.

"Our goal has always been to provide users with access to as much entertainment as possible," said Avner Ronen, CEO & co-founder, Boxee. "Partnering with Widevine will allow us to bring more movies & TV shows to Boxee in the best possible quality."

"We are excited to work with Boxee, one of the most innovative media center platforms available today," said Brian Baker, CEO, Widevine. "Currently the Widevine platform is available in over 250 million CE devices worldwide and we continue to widen our footprint in the global CE device market. This agreement with Boxee moves us closer to our goal of becoming the world's foremost provider of video optimization solutions and DRM."

The Widevine platform is deployed by major Internet content services and large cable, satellite and telecommunication companies launching over-the-top and TV Everywhere strategies. The company's software platform optimizes the entertainment experience for content delivered over any network to any device. The solution is natively supported in nearly all major brands and types of network connected consumer electronics including televisions, Blu-ray players, mobile devices, gaming systems and more.

About Boxee
Boxee is changing the way people experience home entertainment by bringing TV shows, movies, videos, and music from the Internet to the TV. Boxee's free software can be easily downloaded to any computer or embedded into TVs, Blu-Ray players, game consoles, and set top boxes. Boxee has quickly established itself as the best way to bring entertainment from different sources into one place - anything from a local collection of movies, TV shows, music, and photos, to streaming content from websites like Netflix, MLB.TV, Pandora, Last.fm, and flickr. Users can also discover new entertainment from their friends and share recommendations with social networks like Facebook and Twitter. More than a million people use Boxee to enjoy their entertainment. Learn how you can join them at www.boxee.tv.

About Widevine
Widevine provides digital media solutions for the delivery of digital entertainment to any device. Hundreds of service providers and device manufacturers use Widevine's multiplatform DRM and video optimization solutions for securing high quality video and audio. Today, millions of consumers enjoy digital entertainment secured and optimized by Widevine on retail consumer electronics devices and legacy STBs from all major consumer brands. With over 60 patents Widevine is an industry leader and innovator of content protection and video optimization technologies.

Widevine is a privately held corporation headquartered in Seattle, WA, whose investors include Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO), Charter Ventures, Constellation Ventures, Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd (DNP), Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA), PaceSetter Capital Group, Phoenix Partners, Samsung Ventures America, TELUS (NYSE:TU), and VantagePoint Venture Partners.

For more information: www.widevine.com.

Contact Information

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    Andrew Kippen
    Boxee
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    Kristine Bennett
    Calysto Communications for Widevine
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