Limelight Networks Introduces New Digital Rights Management

Feb 13, 2018


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Limelight Networks, Inc., a provider of digital content delivery, announced the addition of an integrated Digital Rights Management (DRM) solution to its Video Delivery Services that simplifies the encryption and delivery of content in all popular DRM formats while reducing the costs of managing and storing the encrypted content.

Limelight says its new Multi-DRM On the Fly solution makes it easier than ever for content distributors to control what end users can do with video and audio streams such as sharing, recording, or viewing only. Limelight’s Multi-DRM On the Fly includes all the server-based licensing, software, and implementation services needed for quick deployment. The combination of licensing, authentication, and video player capabilities makes it easy to use digital rights management to protect valuable online streaming media content without complex integrations or managing multiple vendors. Customers get a complete DRM solution integrated with Limelight’s Content Delivery Network along with full implementation support.

With Limelight’s Multi-DRM On the Fly, video-on-demand content is stored as a single master file and automatically encoded in HLS or MPEG-DASH format with Google Widevine, Microsoft PlayReady, or Apple FairPlay DRM encryption as the content is requested by viewers. Other DRM solutions require content to be pre-encrypted and stored in multiple streaming and DRM formats. By encoding and encrypting content “on the fly” to match each viewer’s specific device requirements, Limelight says it reduces costs by eliminating the pre-encryption and storage of different DRMs and video formats.