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Oregan Networks and Widevine Join Forces to Bring a Wide Range of Over-the-Top Content to Connected Devices
Widevine Provides Adaptive Streaming and DRM for Oregan’s Onyx Media Browser for Over-the-Top Delivery of Premium Content to Connected TVs
LONDON and SEATTLE, WA–(September 13, 2010) – Oregan Networks, a leading developer of Internet TV technologies, and Widevine, a provider of digital entertainment solutions, today announced that Widevine will provide video optimization and digital rights management (DRM) for Oregan’s Onyx media browser. This partnership will enable consumers to gain access to premium content and enjoy a high-quality viewing experience on their Internet-connected television.
The Onyx solution is developed by Oregan as a consumer brand of its Oregan Media Browser — a web delivery platform for connected TVs and Hybrid IP-STBs. Based on deep consumer insights gathered through end-user focus groups, Onyx features an easy-to-use and rich Graphical Interface for family-style living room entertainment. Widevine’s video optimization and DRM platform will be integrated into Onyx to provide adaptive streaming, virtual DVD controls and secure delivery of premium content.
“Widevine is a crucial component of the over-the-top value chain and we are pleased to include its adaptive streaming and content decryption solution in the Onyx media delivery engine,” said Mark Perry, CEO at Oregan Networks. “By implementing Widevine’s DRM, studios can be assured that their digital rights are being protected, thereby allowing distribution of more content over-the-top to connected devices. This provides our customers with access to an even wider range of content available over the Internet. We also believe that Widevine’s video optimization technology provides an exceptional viewing experience, particularly on the networks with limited or no QoS.”
“Oregan has vast experience delivering Internet content directly to the television, making it the ideal partner for Widevine,” said Brian Baker, CEO, Widevine. “With our video optimization capabilities and Oregan’s consumer-driven media browser, consumers will have access to more high-quality video content delivered over the Internet, resulting in the ultimate entertainment experience.”
Onyx is available today with the Widevine platform that is currently being used by various over-the-top video providers in the US and Europe. The combined platform is slated for a number of staged retail and telco product deployments in various geographic markets through Q4 2010 – 2011.
About Oregan Networks Ltd.
Oregan Networks provides deployment ready media browser solutions for retail consumer electronics and carrier grade IPTV appliances, enabling delivery and sharing of Internet video, music and photos. Since incorporation in 1997, over 4 million units of Oregan’s software have been licensed to leading global brands, including Sony Computer Entertainment, Philips Consumer Electronics and NTT. The company’s headquarters and primary R&D center are located in London UK, with branch offices in USA, Korea and Taiwan. For more information, please visit www.oregan.net.
Widevine provides digital media solutions for the delivery of digital entertainment to any device. Hundreds of service providers and device manufacturers use Widevine’s multiplatform DRM and video optimization solutions for securing high quality video and audio. Today, millions of consumers enjoy digital entertainment secured and optimized by Widevine on retail consumer electronics devices and legacy STBs from all major consumer brands. With over 60 patents Widevine is an industry leader and innovator of content protection and video optimization technologies.