Irdeto Buys Rovi Tech to Protect Blu-rays

Irdeto has acquired BD+ technology for Blu-ray from Rovi. The BD+ technology will fold into the company's ActiveCloak for Media offering, designed to help Hollywood studios protect Blu-ray movie titles from digital piracy. The BD+ standard is based on the Sel...

Irdeto has acquired BD+ technology for Blu-ray from Rovi. The BD+ technology will fold into the company's ActiveCloak for Media offering, designed to help Hollywood studios protect Blu-ray movie titles from digital piracy.

The BD+ standard is based on the Self-Protecting Digital Content (SPDC) architecture, a renewable security concept that complements Irdeto's dynamic security technology. Irdeto plans to create a hybrid BD+/ActiveCloak content security system to monitor and address threats throughout each Blu-ray disc's economic life.
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