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Netflix tabs Irdeto for content security

Tue, 04/13/2010 - 8:15am
Mike Robuck

Netflix has added Irdeto to its toolbox of content protection tools for the videos that it streams over the Internet to customers.

Specifically, Netflix said it’s using Irdeto’s Cloakware embedded security. Financial terms of the deal weren’t announced.

“We have always been committed to offering our members the greatest convenience, selection and value for instantly watching TV episodes and movies across a wide range of consumer electronics devices,” said Bill Holmes, Netflix vice president of business development. “As we looked to proactively enhance our content offerings, Irdeto with its Cloakware security technology was a natural choice to support our commitment to digital content protection.”

Netflix said that with Irdeto’s Cloakware technology, it would “continue to expand its offerings to more popular consumer devices,” but it didn’t provide any additional details on what devices it had in mind.

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