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Widevine Secures Sasktel

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Widevine Technologies, the world’s leading provider of downloadable content protection, forensic watermarking and digital copy protection solutions, today announced it has expanded its content security for SaskTel’s HDTV over IP deployment, the first of its kind, available to SaskTel Max™ customers beginning today.

SaskTel’s new HDTV service is part of a complete broadcast and VOD service offering comprised of 27 Max HD channels, one the largest high definition line-ups available to IPTV subscribers anywhere. The service offers several entertainment theme packages, plus sports, news and movies from top Hollywood studios including Warner Bros. International, Paramount, NBC Universal, Twentieth Century Fox and Sony Pictures. SaskTel has signed multi-year distribution agreements with these studios to solidify a competitive advantage and to harvest new revenue generating services.

“To acquire the highest quality and earliest release windows for our HDTV service, SaskTel had to demonstrate we had the content security to persistently encrypt SD & HD content throughout the entire video distribution chain,” SaskTel President and CEO Robert Watson said. “We chose Widevine because they are highly regarded by Hollywood for HD content protection and are the only company that could scale to the numbers of subscribers we need to support. Additionally, Widevine meets our emerging needs to expand the secure delivery of content to the PC and mobile video platforms.”

Widevine Technologies Inc.

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