Widevine to provide DRM for Samsung devices

Blu-ray players, TVs and mobiles to include any-screen technology.
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Conditional access firm Widevine has won a major deal to provide digital rights management (DRM), adaptive streaming and other services for Samsung devices.

A statement from the company claimed that the Widevine client will be shipped on millions of Samsung mobile phones, connected TVs and Blu-ray players worldwide in 2010 and is already used in many Samsung products in the US.

“Samsung is committed to meeting its customers’ evolving needs in this fast-paced, digital era,” said Yoon-Soon Ahn, vice president of research and development, Samsung. “In order to continue in this tradition, we selected a video optimisation and DRM vendor that understood our success in innovation and design in order to develop devices that satisfy our customers’ requirements. We are particularly excited to add Widevine’s live HTTP adaptive streaming technology to our products.”

The technology will enable TV everywhere – or three-screen – services.

“This agreement further cements Widevine’s position in the digital entertainment ecosystem as one of the leading providers of video optimisation and DRM for TV Everywhere and over-the-top initiatives,” said Brian Baker, CEO, Widevine.

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