Google Acquires Video DRM Maker Widevine

Dec 07, 2010


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Google is acquiring video optimization and DRM company Widevine for an undisclosed sum. Widevine develops digital media products for a wide variety of clients, including Cisco Systems, Charter Ventures, Liberty Global, Samsung and TELUS, with a particular focus on content protection through various forms of digital rights management.

Google has not yet announced plans for Widevine or its products, although the companies have announced that Widevine will continue to maintain agreements with existing customers and will continue to develop Widevine's technologies.

(www.google.com, www.widevine.com)