Blockbuster is adopting encryption software from Motorola Mobility to secure content on its new Blockbuster On Demand over-the-top (OTT) service.
With the deal, Motorola Mobility has scored a notable trifecta for its Medios+ encryption technology, having struck deals in the past year with a major satellite company – Blockbuster is owned by EchoStar/Dish – a major IPTV provider – Verizon FiOS – and a major MSO – Time Warner Cable.
Blockbuster On Demand will be using SecureMedia Encryptonite ONE HLS+ from Motorola’s Medios+ platform to secure ingest and delivery of content on a variety of devices.
Blockbuster On Demand is using SecureMedia for the launch of its service for Android and iOS devices, Samsung TVs and Roku devices. (Time Warner Cable is now also streaming to the Roku box.) Expansion to additional smartphones, tablets, game consoles and e-readers is expected in the future.
“With the support of Motorola’s industry-leading Medios+ SecureMedia platform, our customers will now be able to instantly stream and enjoy thousands of movies, including popular new releases in stunning 1080p HD quality anytime and anywhere on their favorite connected devices,” said John Paul, senior vice president of products and engineering of Dish Digital, which operates Blockbuster On Demand. “This new technology supports our digital strategy by streamlining our content distribution process and expanding the variety of secure premium content available to our customers.”