Digital TV Labs announces world's first HbbTV 2.0 test suite
Digital TV Labs is in the process of developing the world's first HbbTV 2.0 test suite which will include DVB DASH and Microsoft PlayReady DRM. It will ensure compliance with the technical specification outlined as part of the recently announced Freeview connected service, being developed by Digital UK.
Development of a Freeview-branded connected TV service
Freeview and Digital UK have announced plans to develop a new Freeview-branded connected TV service, designed to make the best of broadcast and internet-delivered television available free to everyone.
Freeview Connected Technical Summary
Canal Digital taps Xstream for iPad app for their Online TV service, Canal Digital Go
Canal Digital customers in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland can now
see their favorite TV show and movies on their iPad with the recently launched Canal Digital GO iPad app, designed, developed and
Xstream. The app was quickly #1 in App Store Norway and #2 in App Store Sweden.
The app is available for all Canal Digital customers, over 900 000 customers in the Nordics, regardless of which decoder they have at home.
The Canal Digital GO iPad app gives customers a great content experience with a smooth and simple user experience. It provides Canal Digital's
customers with an extensive library of premium TV series and movies in addition to live TV and catch up. Furthermore the app comes with extra
features such as sorting and recommendation based on viewing history, making the TV viewing experience a more personalized and lean back
experience whenever and wherever they tune in.
U-Next selects INSIDE Secure Downloadable DRM Fusion to protect premium content running on Android and iOS devices
INSIDE Secure delivered U-NEXT a PlayReady based app solution, for the full range of iOS and Android devices, that allows
then to securely distribute premium video content to their legitimate customers. With this solution, U-NEXT has the assurance
to deploy a solution that meets the security requirements of movie studios and assure their revenue streams. INSIDE Secure
downloadable PlayReady solution is deployed over 80 commercial services since 5 years and serves more 80 millions premium
video consumers as of today.
Digisoft.tv's Irisp platform, delivery without limits with Microsoft PlayReady
Digisoft.tv's Iris platform for server, set-top box and mobile was chosen and successfully deployed at the core of Discover Digital's expansive VOD platform in South Africa.
PlayReady support is provided throughout Iris for content security and entitlement management for TVOD and SVOD.
In addition to OTT support, Digisoft delivered an innovative E-Rental offering, allowing consumers without high speed broadband to rent premium video titles using touch-screen
kiosks for playback at home from a USB drive. PlayReady’s proven viability in multiple content delivery scenarios and the flexibility provided by support for domains, download
and offline consumption led to PlayReady as the chosen solution for all delivery modes.
Axinom Announces the Second Generation of OTT Video for the Microsoft Cloud
Axinom announced the second generation of its OTT solution portfolio in the cloud providing protected, multiscreen, live and on-demand video streaming services for content owners,
aggregators, and distributors.
Microsoft Azure Media Services adds new cloud-first live streaming, content protection and indexing services
Microsoft Corp. announced new cloud-first media services, including HD-quality live streaming that supports today’s most popular devices and platforms, end-to-end content protection
capabilities, and a new service that simplifies the indexing of audio and video content and makes it easier to search.
Open Source Content Decryption Module now accessible
The Open Content Decryption Module (OCDM) is a Content Decryption Module (CDM) compliant to W3C Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) specification to be used with HTML5 based browser
environments. OCDM source code is now available on GitHub. The Open Source Content Decryption module has been developed by Fraunhofer FOKUS with the aim to be suitable and
interoperable for as many systems and providers as possible. The code is now accessible for everyone on GitHub. It is intended for OEMs, DRM providers, system integrators and
browser vendors looking to enable playback of premium video content via EME.
OCDM supports the Linux based Browsers and Platforms FAMIUM, Chromium, Opera, QtWebengine. Detailed information on how to build and run OCDM can be found on GitHub. The end-to-end
prototype implementation for early technology evaluation and interoperability testing FAMIUM already integrates OCDM and a CDMi Implementation supporting Microsoft PlayReady.
Read more on the www.fokus.fraunhofer.de website
Read more on the github.com website
Fraunhofer FOKUS and Opera demonstrate DRM interoperability at the 4th FOKUS Media Web Symposium, using Microsoft's open Content Decryption Module Interface specification
Fraunhofer FOKUS in partnership with Opera Software and Microsoft advances Digital Rights Management (DRM) interoperability and HTML5 for premium video delivery. The implementation by
Fraunhofer FOKUS integrates Microsoft's open Content Decryption Module Interface (CDMi) with Opera Devices SDK (Software Development Kit) 3.x series for Linux platforms, enabling the attachment
of the Microsoft PlayReady DRM platform component to the Opera Unified Video Architecture (UVA) on a set-top-box.
2 Key Partners announce Multiscreen Content Protection for LiveTV integration with PlayReady
On Premise and Cloud-based solution partners integrate PlayReady LiveTV capabilities to make broadcasting live protected content cost-effective, security-enhanced and scalable.
Irdeto and Envivio
New version of Microsoft PlayReady Extends innovation across platforms
At the International Broadcasters Conference today, Microsoft Corporation announced a host of new features to be included in the next version of its digital rights management system, PlayReady,
when it is released later this year. The new PlayReady will provide SDKs for iOS and Android, and will support new industry standards including HTML5, Encrypted Media Extensions (EME), and
the MPEG-DASH streaming format.
Major media ecosystem partners announce integration with PlayReady for MPEG-DASH and first party SDKs for iOS and Android
Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Microsoft for its Pioneering Digital Rights Management (DRM) Content Protection Technology
Based on its recent analysis of the content protection — conditional access and digital rights management (DRM) — market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Microsoft Corporation with the
2012 Global Frost & Sullivan Enabling Technology Award for its PlayReady DRM technology.
Netflix Taps Microsoft PlayReady as Its Primary DRM Technology for Netflix Ready Devices and Applications
Microsoft Corp. and Netflix Inc. today announced that Netflix has selected Microsoft PlayReady technology and the Protected Interoperable File Format (PIFF) for use in new Netflix ready
devices and applications.
Samsung Electronics and Microsoft Announce Plans to Expand Access to Digital Entertainment
In a significant agreement that will improve flexibility for consumers looking to transfer and enjoy digital content on a range of devices, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced
plans to include Microsoft PlayReady technology in a broad range of its consumer products.
AT&T and Microsoft to Enable Shared Content Across TV, PC and Mobile Devices
Microsoft Corp. and AT&T announced today a collaborative effort to use Microsoft PlayReady content access and protection technology to enable shared content and converged
entertainment experiences across AT&T's TV, broadband and wireless services.
Microsoft Announces Breakthrough Technology Enabling Simple Access to Broad Set of Digital Content, Including Music, Games, Video, Ring Tones and Pictures
Today at 3GSM World Congress 2007, Microsoft Corp. announced Microsoft PlayReady technology, a new multimedia content access technology optimized to meet the needs of mobile operators
and handset manufacturers for digital entertainment and commerce.