Widevine Ties Up Web TV Deals

Expanded platform enables OTT services from Best Buy, Blockbuster, Netflix, and Roxio CinemaNow on a wide range of consumer electronics

April 21, 2010

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SEATTLE -- Widevine, a provider of digital entertainment solutions, today announced the commercial availability of version 4.4.4 of its video optimization and digital rights management (DRM) platform for over-the-top and TV Everywhere services delivered to retail consumer electronics. Features included in this newest release are:



  • Support for live HTTP streaming, file downloads, progressive downloads and P2P distribution

  • HTTP adaptive streaming for smooth playback of content, even with fluctuating bandwidth

  • Trick play and chaptering for a virtual DVD experience

  • Multiplatform DRM to keep content secure, regardless of the device it is delivered to

  • Support for multichannel audio



Blockbuster is one customer utilizing Widevine’s video optimization and DRM. “We are very pleased with the cinematic experience Widevine’s video optimization tools provide our customers,” said Bruce Anderson, senior vice president and general manager of BLOCKBUSTER On Demand® Group. “In addition, Widevine’s pervasive inclusion in consumer electronics ensures our customers will be able to view content on the device of their choice.”

Widevine Technologies Inc.

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