Widevine Technologies
Modular DRM

Multiplatform Content Protection for Internet Video Delivery

Widevine’s DRM solution provides the capability to license, securely distribute and protect playback of content on any consumer device. Content owners, multiple service operators and digital media providers can utilize Widevine’s solutions to ensure revenue generating services keep flowing to whatever device consumers desire.

What is Widevine DRM?
Widevine's DRM solution combines the following industry adopted standards to provide robust multiplatform content protection:

  • Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH)
    DASH enables streaming of high quality media content over the Internet. DASH leverages standard HTTP protocol and can be easily deployed on existing Internet infrastructure (web servers, CDNs, firewalls, etc).

  • Common Encryption (CENC)
    CENC is an industry standards based approach to content encryption. CENC identifies standard encryption and key mapping mechanisms that may be utilized by one or more DRM systems to allow the decryption of the same file using different DRM systems. CENC enables content providers to encrypt their content once and deliver it to numerous client devices and their assorted DRM schemes.

  • Encrypted Media Extensions (EME)
    EME is a proposed W3C standard that provides a set of common APIs that can be used to interact with DRM systems and manage license key exchange. EME allows content providers to design a single application solution for all devices.

Key benefits of Widevine's DRM solution:

Support for reliable content protection across multiple systems:.
Provides ubiquitous device coverage and extends synergy across multiple content protection systems. See a list of currently supported platforms.

Complete control and flexibility during video playback:
Fully featured HTML5 video player with adaptive streaming, QoS, and accessibility support across devices.

Standardized media container format:
Encrypt once, play anywhere utilizing industry adopted media containers including ISO BMFF (i.e. MP4) and WebM.

Compatibility with legacy systems:
Support for concurrent access to all content protection systems. Providing migration tools and flexibility while adopting new technologies.

Stringent device security:
Robust device security is enabled by using factory provisioned keyboxes to establish a hardware root of trust, secure decryption and content rendering.