SOURCE: Widevine Technologies

January 08, 2008 09:00 ET

Widevine and Move Networks Announce Partnership & Integration to Secure Delivery of Video Content for Major Broadcast Networks

Partnership Provides First Local Syndication Online of Popular Prime Time Show "Two and a Half Men" for Warner Bros

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - January 8, 2008) - Widevine® Technologies, the only provider of multiformat, multiplatform DRM and the recognized "Switzerland of DRM," today announced it has integrated with Move Networks, a leading provider of digital media publishing and delivery services. The integration delivers a complete and secure end-to-end solution for monetizing online video delivery and enables major media companies to secure Internet TV, copyrights, ad-based revenue and geo-political boundaries.

Widevine and Move Networks have successfully deployed their solution with Warner Bros offering secure, full episodes of CBS' "Two and a Half Men," one of the top-rated comedies on broadcast television. Warner Bros has made past episodes of the hit show available to over 150 CW local affiliate web sites nationwide using the Widevine/Move solution to securely deliver online TV distribution of full episodes.

Move Networks gives content publishers the ability to deliver broadcast-quality streaming video and now with the Widevine integration, complete security to the desktop. This high-quality experience, coupled with comprehensive viewer metrics, and the delivery of highly relevant ads, enables content publishers to attract and capture the attention of today's viewer that demand access to premium content anytime, anywhere. Utilizing the On2 VP7 (AMEX: ONT), the Move Networks player enables online broadcasters, TV studios, film companies, sports leagues and content owners to provide high resolution and quality streams to viewers.

Widevine's security integration provides greater monetization opportunities for content owners and is compliant with users on any platform -- Mac or PC -- which is an industry first for premium secure content. While traditional DRM technologies restrict content purchase and usage to specific devices, video formats and online services, Widevine opens DRM interoperability to all platforms, networks and video devices.

"As the leader in IPTV content security internationally, we have existing relationships with leading content companies and studios which makes us keenly aware of their security concerns and standards. We have translated this expertise into our digital media content protection technology. Widevine ensures content is paid for and copyrights are protected while, in other cases, we ensure advertising integrity is maintained within the video, a critical component to maximizing revenue generation through Internet media distribution," said Brian Baker, CEO Widevine Technologies. "Integrating with Move Networks allows media companies to access our security platform from Move's TV-like interface solution enabling content owners to deliver their premium, ad-supported content within the Move Networks platform securely."

"Move Networks is committed to helping content publishers with their monetization strategies across all their business units and content types," said John Edwards, CEO of Move Networks. "Widevine, with its excellent relationships with Hollywood Studios, and Move Networks worked together to provide Warner Bros a terrific solution for delivering, cross platform, multiple format video."

Widevine's integration also offers a unique on-device Digital Copy Protection solution that thwarts hundreds of screen scraping and recording utilities that record streams and strip out or remove valuable online ad inventory. Some of these utilities can record and store a stream as a downloadable file that can easily be pirated and uploaded into a file sharing network.

For more information visit www.movenetworks.com.

For more information: www.widevine.com

Contact Information

  • Barbara Leavitt
    Widevine Technologies
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    Bret Clement
    Page One PR (for Move Networks)
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