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 […]

HbbTV requests video streaming proposals

The HbbTV Association has called for input on a reference application for streamed, DRM-protected video to HbbTV televisions and set-top boxes. The request for proposals came as the HbbTV Association said it aims to make it easier for broadcasters and content providers to monetise content by “providing a known working application” that they can use […]

Cisco teams up with LeCloud for multi-DRM cloud platform

Cisco has teamed up with China’s LeCloud Computing to build a DRM cloud platform that is compatible with multiple DRM protocols and has the power to “promote the disruptive transformation of DRM business models” and innovation, in the company’s words. LeCloud tapped Cisco’s VideoGuard Everywhere system to comply with content protection requirements from English Premier […]

South Africa’s Discovery Digital chooses PlayReady

South African digital media group Discover Digital has tapped Microsoft’s digital rights management system for its forthcoming OTT TV offering. Discover Digital, which plans to launch an OTT service by the middle of this year, has integrated Microsoft PlayReady DRM into its transactional and subscription video-on-demand offering. The company plans to make content available to […]

Nagra DRM approved by DTLA

The Digital Transmission Licensing Administrator (DTLA) has approved content security specialist Nagra’s DRM solution for streaming premium content within the home network.  Nagra’s MediaAccess Persistent Rights Management (PRM) DRM was approved for the retransmission of DTCP-IP protected content. Nagra said this will allow service providers to deploy home networking solutions that meet “the strictest security […]

DRM to grow as CAS market contracts

The digital rights management (DRM) market will become a US$1.2 billion (€910 million) market by 2018, while the related conditional access (CAS) market will decline slightly, dropping below US$1.5 billion annually, according to ABI Research stats. The research firm tipped the DRM market to grow at an annual rate of 12% with tablet and smartphone […]