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Google to Buy Widevine

Widevine announced that it will be acquired by Google. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Unedited press release follows:

Widevine To Be Acquired by Google

“Widevine is excited to announce that we have agreed to be acquired by Google.

“For many years, Widevine has enabled consumers to access digital entertainment content. Through a combination of content protection and video optimization technologies, we’ve provided consumers with the highest quality Internet video experience while giving them freedom to watch on a variety of devices. With the recent growth of Internet video and network connected devices, it is increasingly important for technology to provide consumers with the capability to watch what they want, when they want, where they want.

“By working with Google, we are even further committed to the consumer Internet video experience and to the needs of content owners. Widevine will continue to supply the industry with leading video optimization and content protection solutions. We are excited to have access to Google’s vast resources as we continue to improve our products, support our customers, and meet the future needs of consumers, content owners, service providers and device manufacturers everywhere.”

- Brian Baker, CEO, Widevine