Widevine has signed a global agreement with Samsung Electronics to distribute Widevine’s live and on-demand adaptive streaming, virtual DVD-like “trick play” and digital rights management (DRM) on Samsung connected devices. These technologies from Widevine will enable Samsung to support TV Everywhere and over-the-top delivery initiatives from Internet content providers and large cable, satellite and telecommunication companies.
As one of Samsung’s preferred partners, the Widevine client will be shipped on millions of Samsung devices in 2010. Widevine’s DRM and adaptive streaming software is already included in 2009 models of Samsung connected TVs and Blu-ray players shipped in the United States. This agreement enables Samsung to expand distribution on a worldwide basis.