announces that EchoStar
and Sling Media
have selected Widevine's DRM solution for the protection of content delivered by SlingLoaded consumer devices, giving added security when subscribers are watching or controlling their TV programming from a wide universe of video devices. This announcement was made in advance of EchoStar's and Widevine's participation at the Cable Labs Summer Conference 2010 in Keystone, Colo., Aug.15-18.
EchoStar's SlingLoaded set-top boxes provide an entertainment centerpiece combining cutting edge video and IP technologies, making it easy to watch and control your home TV from virtually anywhere, anytime from your desktop PC, Mac, laptop, or supported smartphones.
The Widevine platform is deployed by major Internet content services and large cable, satellite and telecommunication companies launching Internet-accessible pay TV services. The company's software platform optimizes the entertainment experience for content delivered over any network to any device. The solution is natively supported in nearly all major brands and types of network-connected consumer electronics including televisions, Blu-ray players, mobile devices, gaming systems and more.