Broadband Briefs for 8/29/07
* Cinea integrates with STMicroelectronics
By CED Staff
Cinea, a subsidiary of Dolby Laboratories, announced today that STMicroelectronics has integrated Cinea’s Running Marks solution into its STi7109 System-on-Chip (SoC) HDTV decoder platform. The integrated solution is available to all set-top box vendors, conditional access vendors, and cable, telco, and satellite system operators.
“Session-based watermarking is increasingly important to our customers and a highly valuable addition to the capabilities of ST’s industry-leading STi7109 single-chip HDTV decoder,” said Stefano Groppetti, general manager of the Cable and IP Business Unit, Home Video Division, STMicroelectronics, in a statement. “The Running Marks approach of adding watermarks to the compressed video stream is a unique feature that we believe will be of significant interest to our customers.”
On Tuesday, Cinea announced that NDS Group, a majority-owned subsidiary of News Corporation, had licensed the company’s forensic watermarking technology for use with its product line of conditional access and digital rights management solutions for video-on-demand (VOD) and live broadcast.
* Two Norwegian startups testing IPTV DRM
By Traci Patterson
Secustream Technologies and SnapTV, two Norwegian startups, have been deploying Secustream’s SecuShow digital rights management (DRM) technology in an IPTV streaming environment at trial locations in Norway. The companies will unveil the initial results at IBC2007.
The SecuShow technology secures streaming media by using a variety of media keys, security servers and mobile guards that are cryptographically independent, allowing for "second-by-second" protection.