Pathé partners with Xstream for Widevine DRM on iOS and Android devices

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013
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COPENHAGEN — Xstream A/S, premium provider of end-to-end video management solution and related services, today announced that Pathé Thuis, one of Holland’s leading online video-on-demand services, taps Xstream to implement and deliver Widevine DRM for iOS and Android content delivery.

Pathé is one of Europe’s leading film companies, with 22 movie theaters in The Netherlands. Pathé Thuis is the company’s online video service, offering premium HD quality movies on multiple devices in The Netherlands. As part of their strategy of offering their consumers premium content on all devices, Pathé Thuis turned to Xstream to deliver Widevine DRM content protection for iOS and Android devices, enabling Pathé Thuis to increase the amount of high-quality premium video content on multiple devices in direct response to their consumer demand.

“As an over-the-top movie service, DRM solutions are critical to our capability to securely deliver premium content to the endpoints where our viewers want us to be,” said Thomas van de Weerd, Managing Director at Pathé Thuis. “By partnering with Xstream, we are able to expand the success of our online film service to iOS and Android devices with studio approved DRM encryption. Now we’re able to deploy first-class video experiences across new devices to consumers at a cost that makes sense for our organization and our market.”

As Certified Widevine Implementation Partner, Xstream has created an advanced 360 DRM solution based on Widevine encryption for Android and iOS devices. Xstream’s integration of Widevine seamlessly automates the complicated processes associated with DRM, allowing Pathé Thuis to securely deliver content and protect their content partnerships with one of the worlds’ most advanced and secure DRM technologies, Google Widevine.

“We are delighted to be chosen by one of Holland’s successful online film services, Pathé Thuis as Google Widevine implementation partner. It is a recognition of the great knowledge and experience that Xstream have gained over the last 13 years within DRM technology”, says Xstream’s CEO, Frank Thorup. By taking advantage of our DRM technology, Pathé Thuis can bolster their premium video content initiatives and capitalize on the growing popularity of long-form, premium video content on mobile devices”.

DRM – integrated part of Xstream’s Ingest Service

Cloud-based Google Widevine DRM and Microsoft PlayReady is incorporated in Xstream’s Ingest service, offered as a standalone service or as part of their award winning video management system, MediaMaker. This allows content owners & aggregators to securely upload premium content and have it encrypted and packaged with Widevine & PlayReady DRM. Once packaged, these assets can be distributed via content delivery networks for delivery to consumer experiences on PCs, smartphones, tablets, Smart TVs, Game consoles and other internet enabled devices.