Adaptive MPEG Streams Gain Backing From Microsoft, Others

AMSTERDAM — At the International Broadcasting Convention, a video standard that enables high-quality live streaming from conventional HTTP servers took a step forward to satisfy content rightsholders. Microsoft announced the next version of its forthcoming PlayReady digital rights management standard would support the so-called MPEG-DASH standard in Windows 8.1 and Internet Explorer 11. “You can […]

 

HBO Nordic’s Backer Looks Beyond Scandinavia

AMSTERDAM — When US TV operator HBO launched a VOD service in to the Nordic countries 13 months ago, HBO Nordic, it was as a joint project with local digital video tech firm, Parsifal. Now the latter says it wants to pull off similar tricks elsewhere around the world. “We’re looking in a lot of […]

 

Irdeto Offers Multi-DRM Choice For Multi-Screen World

AMSTERDAM — In a world of competing technology standards, vying for lock-in, it can be tempting to back a favorite candidate. But one video tech firm is supporting multiple digital rights management standards, so as to not isolate any clients or potential customers. We take an agnostic perspective on rights,” says Irdeto Americas sales VP […]

 
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