Envivio Halo Network Media Processor Now Integrated with Google Widevine DRM
October 28, 2013
By Nathesh, TMCnet Contributor
The Envivio Halo network media processor (NMP) has now been integrated with the Google Widevine (News - Alert) digital rights management (DRM) using MPEG-DASH and common encryption. The combined prowess of Envivio and Widevine should now enable content protection and native playback over a range of Google devices, including Android (News - Alert) and Chrome.
Google Chromecast, Chromebook and devices using the Android operating system are already built with support for Widevine DRM to ensure secure video content playback. Now with the combined prowess of Widevine and Envivio (News - Alert) ecosystems, which utilize MPEG-DASH and Common Encryption standards, services can be delivered to any screen.
Julien Signes, president and chief executive officer at Envivio, commented, “As more people use more devices to watch more video, it is critical that operators are able to protect that content and also deliver it using a converged, flexible platform. We are continuously enhancing the capabilities of our Halo platform to offer the latest and most advanced functionality, including support for Widevine and MPEG-DASH common encryption.”
The Envivio Halo network media processor (NMP) provides a wide range of advanced video processing functions for TV Everywhere and TV Anytime services and can maximize flexibility of multi-screen operations. It can also help operators leverage existing infrastructure to efficiently distribute advanced, secure video services for the latest smartphones, tablets, connected TVs, game consoles and PCs.
Widevine DRM blends industry adopted standards like DASH, Common Encryption (CENC) and Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) to provide robust multiplatform content protection. Widevine’s HTTP progressive download capabilities offer the ability to use any HTTP server, streamlined media experience and lowest cost video delivery available.
In related news, Envivio added new features to its Halo network media processor, Muse transcoders, Widevine adaptive streaming and DRM-supported Hisense (News - Alert) connected TVs.
Edited by Alisen Downey