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Motorola protects Verizon ‘entertainment everywhere’

September 7, 2012

Colin Mann @ IBC

Responding to the need for service providers to be able to deliver premium content on a growing number of devices, while meeting studios’ and content providers’ rigorous standards for content protection and security, Verizon has selected Motorola Mobility as a key DRM supplier to secure its FiOS Flex View multi-screen content service using the SecureMedia Encryptonite ONE HLS+.

This will enable Verizon FiOS subscribers to Flex View to enjoy their favourite network entertainment – including hit TV shows from NBC, WB and E!, plus thousands of Hollywood titles from all the major studios – streamed to the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, Android devices, and select Samsung connected TVs.

Verizon’s Flex View lets FiOS customers buy or rent more than 25,000 on-demand titles, including movies and TV shows, and watch them on their TV, PC and mobile device. SecureMedia Encryptonite ONE HLS+ helps protect Flex View on-demand content, with its standards-based, studio-approved security solution.

Motorola notes that security is a mounting concern for service providers addressing the explosion in multi-screen media consumption. A 2011 Motorola study found that nearly 70 per cent of global respondents were watching TV on other devices, including smartphones, which in the US experienced a five-fold increase in TV viewing over the previous year.

“Now, more than ever, content protection is absolutely necessary to deliver today’s entertainment to multiple screens,” said Peter Burke, Vice President of Product Management, Converged Solutions, Motorola Mobility. “Our Medios portfolio is dedicated to helping our service provider partners like Verizon meet consumer demand for multi-screen experiences. SecureMedia Encryptonite ONE HLS+ is a key component of that portfolio, as the leading solution widely available today that has been internationally approved by Hollywood studios,” he added.

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