AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Sept. 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IBC Booth #1.D73 -- Envivio (Nasdaq:ENVI), a leading provider of software-based video processing and delivery solutions, today announced integration of advanced features to the Envivio Halo™ network media processor and Envivio Muse™ transcoders, including Microsoft PlayReady Premium content protection and Civolution forensic watermarking capabilities.
Envivio and Microsoft are longstanding industry partners and have now teamed up to integrate Microsoft PlayReady server technology and first party ports for Android and iOS with Envivio Halo network media processors. Advanced content protection scenarios requiring key rotation are now possible across a variety of adaptive bitrate (ABR) formats, notably MPEG-DASH.
"We are thrilled to continue to innovate in the delivery of premium video for service providers, using Microsoft PlayReady DRM technology to extend reach and enable compelling business models," said Hayete Gallot, senior director, PlayReady business of Microsoft Corp. "Envivio Halo offers a broad and advanced feature set, and the integration with PlayReady facilitates deployment of advanced services for customers seeking to monetize multi-screen and deliver the best user experience possible."
Content protection is critical to avoid illegal redistribution of video assets and maintain revenue streams for operators. Civolution's NexGuard forensic watermarking solution, combined with the Envivio Muse transcoder and Halo Experience Server, enables watermarking for live Internet or over-the-top (OTT) services. It allows service providers to easily identify streaming sessions without impacting the viewer's experience. Each user receives video with a unique and personalized watermark, which can be detected during illegal redistribution of the stream leading to the identification of the source of content theft.
"The NexGuard forensic watermarking solution helps protect content streamed across a wide range of devices, by ensuring that potential leaks are attributed to an individual," said Jean-Michel Masson, senior vice president of watermarking solutions, Civolution. "The combination of our watermark pre-processing and Envivio's scalable, versatile end-to-end video processing solution is especially valuable to help service providers protect high value, premium services such as live sports events and exclusive programming."
"Our focus on enhancement of our Muse and Halo product lines adds value for our customers and takes their any-screen services to the next level with more advanced functionality that enables service monetization," said Boris Felts, Envivio vice president of products. "Civolution and Microsoft are key industry partners, and the capabilities now possible with the integration of these watermarking and DRM technologies improve our operator customers' abilities to monitor and protect their premium services."
Envivio's full range of any-screen solutions will be featured at Envivio's booth #1.D73 at IBC 2013, taking place in Amsterdam, September 13-17.
More than 300 content and service providers around the globe have selected Envivio to power their multi-screen and pay TV services. Visit www.envivio.com to learn more about TV without boundaries.
Envivio (Nasdaq:ENVI) is a leader in solutions for multi-screen video processing and delivery. Envivio solutions remove the boundaries of traditional television and make the world's video content universally enjoyable by all viewers, on any device, across any network, at any time. Now in its second decade of developing market-leading video convergence solutions, Envivio powers services for more than 300 content and service provider customers around the world, including eight of the top 10 mobile operators, nine of the top 10 broadband providers and three of the top four US cable operators. Envivio is headquartered in South San Francisco, California and has offices worldwide including France, England, China, Singapore and Japan. Visit www.envivio.com for more information.
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