SOURCE: Widevine Technologies

April 30, 2008 09:00 ET

Motorola and Widevine Sign Global Reseller Agreement to Deliver Video Solutions

Widevine and Motorola Jointly Support North American and European Customer Base

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - April 30, 2008) - Widevine Technologies today announced it has signed a global reseller agreement with the Home and Networks Mobility Division of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT), underscoring their close alignment in offering proven video solutions for service operators. The agreement enables Motorola to sell, service and support Widevine's downloadable conditional access and digital rights management products globally.

Motorola offers best-of-breed head-end and consumer device solutions while Widevine Cypher®, a downloadable conditional access, digital rights management and digital copy protection solution, enables video operators to acquire and securely distribute premium multimedia from major Hollywood studios and broadcasters. Currently, Motorola and Widevine jointly support over fifty video service providers worldwide.

"Our partnership simplifies an operator's business decision regarding two critical components required for a successful video operation," says Doug Light, Widevine's Vice President of Business Development. "With our legacy of strong integrations at operators globally and now with our expanded partnership, Widevine and Motorola can continue to help operators get to market faster and realize their content acquisition, subscriber and revenue objectives with a comprehensive video platform that is pre-integrated and pre-tested to help ensure deployments are reliable, scalable and secure."

The joint solution includes Motorola's consumer devices, compression and infrastructure solutions for video delivery and Widevine Cypher which enables telco, cable, Internet, mobile and satellite service providers to support an unlimited number of subscribers and assets using a single content security solution for protecting delivery to all major consumer devices -- including set-top boxes, PVRs and PC-based consumer devices.

"Service operators are increasingly looking to system integrator partnerships for managing the end-to-end implementations of their video solutions. Widevine's relationships with all the major system integrators enables operators to select best-of-breed components and partners that best meet their business requirements, while reducing the overall complexity and time-to-market of their video service offerings," says Yoav Schreiber, Current Analysis' Senior Analyst for Digital Media.

About Widevine Technologies, Inc.

Widevine is the leading provider of content protection and forensic watermarking solutions worldwide for content owners and telco, cable and internet service operators.

Deployed at over 130 locations worldwide, Widevine makes it possible to securely distribute Internet digital media and PayTV content to STBs, PVRs, PCs and mobile devices. A holder of 32 DRM, digital copy protection and conditional access patents, Widevine continues to develop innovative solutions making it easier for content owners and service providers to profitably deliver compelling content however consumers choose.

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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    Widevine Technologies
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