Portuguese operator Sonaecom selects Widevine to secure its IPTV service, Clix SmartTV

March 5, 2007

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LONDON -- Widevine Technologies, the world’s leading provider of downloadable content protection, forensic watermarking and digital copy protection solutions, today announced it is securing premium Hollywood programming for the first IPTV service in Portugal--Clix SmartTV, offered by Sonaecom, the country’s second largest telecommunications provider.

Portugal’s has one of the highest penetration rates of PayTV in Southern Europe and 1.4 million broadband access lines. Sonaecom determined it could take advantage of technological advances and be a strong competitor with IPTV services. Today, Sonaecom’s national network reaches 1.6 million homes in Portugal—approximately 50 percent of the population—and delivers multimedia content secured by Widevine to set top boxes, PCs and mobile devices.

"Sonaecom wanted to take advantage of explosive broadband growth and deliver a truly converged multi-service network offering. Widevine’s ability to protect multiple formats, multiple platforms and multiple devices using a single protection solution is a key factor in our growth plans for Clix SmarTV," says Susanna Barbato, Sonaecom’s Director of IPTV. "And because content acquisition is one of the most critical elements of an IPTV deployment it was important to select a content security vendor that could ensure we can meet future expansion requirements to the PC and mobile platforms. Widevine is the proven content security vendor for enabling us to acquire the premium content that differentiates our service."

Widevine Technologies Inc.

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