Project Canvas sets out content protection approach

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010
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Project Canvas today published information on its content protection strategy, designed to enable Canvas to support the widest possible range of content types for internet-connected TV audiences.

As an open platform, providers can choose to make content available with no protection at all, or adopt transport encryption, file encryption, device authentication, or digital rights management (DRM). Conditional Access upgrade will also be possible for those who require it.

For providers of premium content, such as the latest movie releases, or those requiring a subscription or download model, Canvas will support Marlin as the required DRM solution, at launch, which has been developed over the past five years by Intertrust, Panasonic, Philips, Samsung and Sony.

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