PRN: Aspiro TV Becomes Certified Widevine Integration Partner

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Aspiro TV Becomes Certified Widevine Integration Partner

 
[16-February-2012]
 

OSLO, Norway, February 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Aspiro TV, the Multi-Screen video enabler, has signed an agreement with Googles Widevine DRM for studio approved DRM-solutions for Video OTT-services. As a Widevine certified partner, Aspiro will be able to offer the DRM solution to the existing hosted services as well as new customers' locally-owned video platforms.

Aspiro has selected the Widevine DRM for its in-house hosted TV & VoD platform. With this agreement, Aspiro is also certified as a DRM implementation partner, fully able to help out any partner that wants to setup Widevine DRM onto their own local TV/VoD platforms.

For the operators, a key advantage of Widevine DRM is quality content protection fully matching copyright holder requirements. The Video Service subscribers can now watch videos protected by Widevine on their Mobiles, Tablets, STBs or Laptops with various OS and browsers. The list includes Gaming Consoles, Connected TVs, etc.

CEO of Aspiro TV Erling Paulsen commented: "Choosing Widevine for our preferred DRM solution was easy, not only because of the Movie Studio recognition, but also the best business model for our customers. This also makes it easier for all Aspiro customers to have full integration into Widevine, without having to integrate to anyone other than us." He added, "Our goal is to be the best partner for enabling complete multi-screen video services, and our total offering is now further strengthened as we add Widewine DRM as a new core module."

Aspiro TV will be demonstrating this and its complete multi-screen TV solution at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, visit us at our stand number 2A67 in hall 2, 27 February - 1 March 2012. For further information, contact: sales.tv@aspiro.com

Aspiro TV enables multi-screen video experiences on consumer devices. From being a mobile centric company, it has over the last year transformed into delivering to any online device, including tablets, desktop computers, Set-top-boxes, connected TVs and virtually any screen with internet access. Aspiro's open framework integrated with leading industry standards enables companies to connect to their existing platforms and systems and leverage technologies they've already invested in. Based in Oslo, Norway, Aspiro TV is a leading multi-screen TV and video enabler powering services for network operators and broadcasters such as Deutsche Telekom, Telenor, TeliaSonera, Nextel, Hi3G, BBC and Entel.

Widevines Digital Rights Management (DRM) solutions for Over-The-Top services are used by the largest media companies, such as Warner Bros, VUDU, Netflix, YouTube video hosting and by the major IPTV operators to protect streamed and downloaded digital content against illegal copying. In 2010, Widevine was acquired by Google.

Aspiro in Brief

Aspiro has unique positioning as the world's only provider of complete TV and music streaming services for partners that want to put their own branding on the service. Aspiro also provides the music streaming service WiMP directly to consumers on selected markets. Aspiro has over ten years' experience in mobile technology and retail in northern Europe, and delivers services to partners worldwide like Deutsche Telekom, Telenor, 3, Entel and Canal Digital. Aspiro is listed on Nasdaq OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm.

For more information please contact: Kristin Castillo Eldnes, Head of Corporate Communication and IR, Tel: +47-908-07-389, e-mail: kristin.eldnes@aspiro.com.

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