SOURCE: iStreamPlanet


January 06, 2014 09:00 ET

iStreamPlanet Adds Live Streaming, Multiscreen Content Protection to Aventus with Microsoft PlayReady

Aventus® Live Video Workflow Solution Powers Secure, Multiplatform, Live Streaming for Premium Content Owners

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Jan 6, 2014) - iStreamPlanet, the leader in live, today announced support for Microsoft PlayReady content protection technologies to help secure live, multiscreen streaming in industry standard adaptive bitrate formats. Support has been added to iStreamPlanet's Aventus SaaS (software-as-a-service) offering as part of a product service update.

"iStreamPlanet and Microsoft have long shared the goal of delivering premium content to viewers on any device," said Robin Cole, vice president of business development for iStreamPlanet. "The combination of PlayReady for content protection and Aventus for live, multiscreen streaming enables content owners to help securely deliver their content and business rules to these new distribution platforms."

"We are thrilled to continue to innovate, along with iStreamPlanet, in the delivery of live streaming, cloud-based protected content," said Chris Santini, director, PlayReady business of Microsoft Corp. "Microsoft recently launched PlayReady client SDKs, and LiveTV feature enhancements to the PlayReady product suite. The PlayReady client SDKs for iOS and Android support Smooth Streaming and DASH streaming, and the LiveTV features include support for automatic key rotation and blackouts to support content owner requirements and business rules for premium content and live linear channels. Microsoft PlayReady has extended content protection to reach more devices and services with the newly available client SDKs and LiveTV in the cloud."

Aventus, iStreamPlanet's cloud based, live video workflow solution launched at IBC in September 2013, is designed to simplify the live video workflow associated with delivering premium live content to a global footprint of connected devices.

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About iStreamPlanet
iStreamPlanet, the leader in live, simplifies live video streaming to multiple screens. iStreamPlanet is changing the way live streaming is done with the launch of Aventus, a cloud and software-based, live video streaming solution for premium content providers.

iStreamPlanet's innovative approach has been chosen by the world's leading sports, entertainment, and technology brands, including NBC Sports, Turner Broadcasting, Fox, AT&T, and Microsoft, to bring live, online video to connected audiences around the world.

Founded in 2000, the privately held company is headquartered in Las Vegas with a software development center in Redmond, WA. More information can be found at

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