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Wowza Media Systems integrates DRM-as-a-service from EZDRM

Low-latency streaming solutions provider Wowza Media Systems has announced support for DRM technology in Wowza Streaming Cloud through integration with the EZDRM DRM as a Service (DRMaaS) solution. 

The company promises that enterprise, sports and entertainment broadcasters will now be able to maintain “unmatched control over their cloud-based streaming workflows.”

The new feature allows Wowza Streaming Cloud customers to protect their premium content from piracy or illegal redistribution, and to limit playback to only legitimate users. This is achieved via encryption on the fly with media keys protected by one or more DRM licensing systems.

As a result, the solution now provides support for all major studio-approved DRM providers, including Apple FairPlay, Google Widevine and Microsoft PlayReady.

David Stubenvoll, CEO and co-founder of Wowza Media Systems, said: “The growing popularity of cloud-based streaming deployments demands that we offer our customers robust choices for studio-approved content protection. EZDRM’s services provide a powerful resource for Wowza customers looking to monetise and secure premium content delivery.”

Olga Kornienko, COO of EZDRM, said: “EZDRM and Wowza are natural partners for cloud deployments,” said. “Our robust, scalable, and easy-to-use DRMaaS offering integrates seamlessly with Wowza Streaming Cloud. The combined solution enables a whole new range of customers to rapidly set up and deliver a protected streaming service.”