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UltraViolet hits 20m accounts


As 2014 draws to a close, digital content ownership ecosystem UltraViolet has revealed that the year saw significant milestones for consumer and industry adoption being achieved, allowing it to solidifying its integral position in the Home Entertainment landscape.

NBCUniversal launches TV Everywhere campaign

NBCUniversal is launching an overarching cross-portfolio consumer marketing campaign spanning 14 cable networks and brands to bring awareness and engagement to the media and entertainment company’s TV Everywhere initiative. From drama and comedy to sports and news, viewers will be reminded how they can ‘Watch TV without the TV’, which the company says is a bold tagline that simultaneously embraces […]

Sony: “Why always me?”

One of the most gifted but controversial characters in the English Premier League is the Italian Mario Balotelli. One minute he scores a breathtaking goal for his country, the next he sets his house ablaze by letting off fireworks in his bathroom. You get the picture. Once he revealed a T-shirt in a goal celebration that read “Why always me?”. […]

IP geolocation technology boosts BBC rights compliance

Digital Element, a specialist provider of IP geolocation technology, has confirmed that the BBC has deployed the company’s NetAcuity Edge IP geolocation technology to manage the geographic rights of its online TV and radio content. The BBC is obliged to comply with geographic licensing rights for its streaming on demand service. Deploying real-time IP geolocation data enables the BBC to permit access […]

Widevine & PlayReady DRM in HTML5

bitmovin has announced the addition of DRM capabilities to its bitdash MPEG-DASH player for HTML5 and Flash, allowing ontent providers to continue to manage and protect their live and on-demand streaming services on HTML5-based platforms (such as Google Chrome and Android, Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 8) with a standards-based, flexible and future-proof DRM support. In addition to the HTML5 […]

Civolution boosts Ultra HD content protection

Civolution, the solutions specilaist for identifying, managing and monetising content and the European streaming service, part of Rakuten Group, the world’s third largest e-commerce company, have conformed the integration and deployment of Civolution’s content protection technology NexGuard, which is enabling to roll out session-based watermarking for Ultra HD movies. The platform aims to become Europe’s best way […]

UltraViolet awareness and satisfaction grows


Awareness and satisfaction of UltraViolet (UV) is on the rise among US consumers. According to The NPD Group’s Digital Video Adoption Monitor (UltraViolet) Report, 44 per cent of consumers have heard of UV or recognise the UV logo, a nine percentage point increase over last year. About one-third of consumers know what UV is, and when asked, consumers cited the […]

KnowHow relaunches as CinemaNow, adds UltraViolet

KnowHow Movies, the UK OTT entertainment service launched in March 2012 by Dixons Retail, is re-launching as CinemaNow, which it says means access to an even greater digital entertainment experience with a subscriber’s favourite films and TV shows. In an e-mail to subscribers, the service says that users will be seamlessly transported to its new website,, with their library […]

Vualto certified Google ‘Implementation Partner’

Vualto, specialists in video content delivery, is now a Certified Widevine Implementation Partner (CWIP) for the Modular DRM product. Widevine Modular DRM provides support for the latest industry standards for multi-platform content protection including MPEG-DASH, CENC and EMEs. Vualto already provides support for PlayReady and Primetime DRM and has now added Google Widevine to the list as part of the […]

Disney Movies Anywhere on Google Play


The Walt Disney Studios and Google Play are teaming up to allow Android users enjoy their Disney, Pixar, and Marvel digital movie collections across their devices through Disney Movies Anywhere. The cloud-based movie service was launched February 2014 with Apple, enabling buyers of Disney movies to view them digitally on multiple Apple devices. As rival studios and consumer electronics groups […]

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