Samsung Takes Widevine DRM Global

Widevine (www.widevine.com) has signed a global agreement with Samsung Electronics (www.samsung.com) to distribute Widevine's live and on-demand adaptive streaming, virtual DVD-like "trick play" and digital rights management (DRM) on Samsung connected devices. T...

Widevine (www.widevine.com) has signed a global agreement with Samsung Electronics (www.samsung.com) to distribute Widevine's live and on-demand adaptive streaming, virtual DVD-like "trick play" and digital rights management (DRM) on Samsung connected devices. The Widevine technologies are intended to enable Samsung to support TV Everywhere and over-the-top delivery initiatives from Internet content providers and large cable, satellite and telecommunication companies.

The Widevine client is expected to be shipped on millions of Samsung devices in 2010. Widevine's DRM and adaptive streaming software are already included in 2009 models of Samsung connected TV sets and Blu-ray players shipped in the United States. The agreement enables Samsung to expand distribution on a worldwide basis.
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