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Widevine's DRM, video optimization support Dolby Digital Plus

Mon, 07/12/2010 - 8:25am
Mike Robuck

In an effort to bring a movie theater-like experience into households, Widevine announced today that its digital rights management (DRM) and video optimization offerings now support Dolby Digital Plus.

"Dolby Digital Plus enables video providers to deliver a richer, more immersing audio experience over the Internet," said John Griffin, senior director of Dolby Laboratories. "By supporting Dolby Digital Plus in its video optimization solution, Widevine can offer outstanding audio, along with high-quality video, to deliver cinema-like experiences for the home."

Widevine said its technologies have been adopted by content providers and service operators across all industries, including large cable, satellite and telecommunication companies launching TV Everywhere solutions.

"More and more consumers are turning to the Internet for entertainment," said Brian Baker, CEO of Widevine. "By combining our video optimization technology with support for Dolby's audio technology, video providers can be assured that their customers will have the best experience possible on digital media delivered over the Internet."

Last month, Samsung Electronics signed a global agreement with Widevine to use its DRM and adaptive streaming technologies on its connected devices.

Seattle-based Widevine's investors include Charter Ventures, Cisco Systems, Liberty Global and Samsung Ventures America.

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