Widevine Selected By EchoStar for Digital Rights Management

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010
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EchoStar’s SlingLoaded Set-Top Boxes Embed Widevine’s DRM

SEATTLE, WA — Widevine, a provider of multiplatform digital rights management (DRM) and video optimization solutions, today announced that EchoStar Technologies L.L.C. and Sling Media, Inc., wholly owned subsidiaries of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), have selected Widevine’s DRM solution for the protection of content delivered by SlingLoaded™ consumer devices, giving added security when subscribers are watching or controlling their TV programming from a wide universe of video devices. This announcement was made in advance of EchoStar’s and Widevine’s participation at the Cable Labs Summer Conference 2010 in Keystone, Colo., Aug.15-18.

EchoStar’s SlingLoaded set-top boxes provide an entertainment centerpiece combining cutting edge video and IP technologies, making it easy to watch and control your home TV from virtually anywhere, anytime from your desktop PC, Mac, laptop, or supported smartphones.

“Our innovative consumer devices embedded with Widevine’s widely adopted security bring peace of mind to content owners and service providers seeking to maintain their revenue model while providing consumers unparalleled flexibility to watch their content on the go,” said Mark Jackson, president of EchoStar Technologies L.L.C. “This collaborative solution gives cable, satellite, telco or other service providers seeking a multi-screen solution another layer of industry-accepted security for placeshifting home TV content to PCs, Macs and other consumer electronics.”

“EchoStar has developed an innovative platform for extending traditional delivery of TV content inside and outside the digital home, including to mobile clients,” Brian Baker, Widevine CEO said. “Our solution provides consumers ultimate flexibility to watch content when and where they want. Widevine’s multiplatform DRM is critical to the success of this vision.”