SEATTLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 06/04/08 -- Widevine Technologies, the only provider of multiformat and multiplatform DRM and digital copy protection solutions, today announced enhanced seek capabilities within Cypher for Digital Media. The new feature enables Adobe (NASDAQ: ADBE) enhanced player controls on progressive downloaded H.264 Flash content when using the Adobe Player (currently installed on over 700M devices). It also works with any http server and can seamlessly support other major video formats based on customer demand.
With this enhancement Widevine enables service providers and video operators to use any PDL server in their distribution infrastructure while enabling random access features like jumping ahead of the PDL buffer, bookmarks and jumping backwards. The video provider may deliver HD H.264 or Flash Video (FLV) to consumers with the same or better consumer experience gained by the use of more costly streaming platforms. This new capability builds upon Widevine's previous Flash support which includes securing distribution and consumption of streamed, progressive downloaded and file downloaded content.
"Widevine continues to push the envelope with digital media innovations that enable content owners to make money while improving user satisfaction," said John Petrocelli, VP of Business Development and Internet TV Sales. "The unique design of our multiplatform and multiformat content protection affordably secures content while enhancing user experience. Widevine's enhanced seek capabilities improve upon traditional http progressive download -- which is highly linear in nature -- and affordably turns it into a fully realized entertainment platform for total customer satisfaction."
Cypher for Digital Media secures Flash, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) Windows Media, H.264, MPEG2, VP-6, VP-7, Flash Lite and the Silverlight platform for delivery and playback on Windows, Mac and Linux based computers. Its renewable PC client uniquely secures content during delivery, storage and playback.
"With over 100 million PDL servers in use today Widevine's enhanced seek provides Internet video operators an easy way to deliver high quality video experiences with existing infrastructures," said Matt Cannard, VP of Marketing. "With the resurgence of Internet video we find ourselves yet again in a unique position to provide multiplatform and multiformat digital media content protection that offers large operational savings as well. Our continued investment in platform and scalability innovations continues to position Widevine as a premier choice for content owners and internet services providers who want a comprehensive content protection solution and more."
For more information on Widevine Cypher for Digital Media: http://www.widevine.com/internet_digital_media.html
About Widevine Technologies, Inc.
Widevine is a leading provider of content protection and forensic watermarking solutions worldwide for content owners and telco, cable and internet service operators.
Widevine enables the acquisition and distribution of premium studio and broadcaster content for more than 130 service providers globally and more than 160 web properties. Its conditional access and DRM technologies make it possible to protect digital media and pay-TV revenues while creating new service opportunities through the secure distribution, identification and tracking of digital content.
An innovator and holder of more than 30 patents, Widevine is the only content protection vendor that can secure multiple platforms and formats, including Flash-based distribution of digital media.
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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