Cinedigm Announces OTT Support for Apple® FairPlay®, Google® Widevine®, and Microsoft® PlayReady® Content Protection Services
Expansion supports nearly all major consumer devices and fulfills
Hollywood studios' security requirements in advance of upcoming content
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) today announced that the company will support
Apple® FairPlay®, Google® Widevine®, and Microsoft® PlayReady® content
protection solutions across its entire install base of devices and
This adoption will enable subscribers of Cinedigm's OTT services to
watch film and television content licensed from major Hollywood studios
on nearly all classes of devices and platforms including set-top boxes,
connected TVs, mobile devices, gaming consoles and internet browsers
from a wide variety of manufacturers. The company expects support to be
fully deployed across its device and application footprint by the end of
April, 2017 in tandem with recent content licensing deals.
Each solution supports a wide array of devices and operating systems:
Microsoft PlayReady supports Windows 8, Xbox, Sony PlayStation,
Windows Phone, Internet Explorer/Microsoft Edge browsers as well as
Silverlight for Mac/PC browsers. It also offers support for Roku and
Amazon Fire TV as well as other leading Smart TV platforms.
Google Widevine supports Android, Android TV, Chromecast, iOS,
televisions, set top boxes, and Mac & PC desktop browsers such as
Opera and Chrome.
Apple FairPlay supports iOS, to include iPhone and iPad, TVOS,
as well as Safari browsers on Mac.
"Adding support for these three key services enables us to deliver
premium, Hollywood film and TV content to more than 95% of connected
consumers," said Erick Opeka, EVP of Digital Networks for Cinedigm.
"This implementation will not only fuel subscriber growth for our
existing OTT channels by enabling us to deliver amazing content, but
also enables us to pursue new channel development deals with major
studios, networks and broadcasters."
Cinedigm has made significant efforts to expand the capabilities of its
world-class OTT platform, and recently announced device footprint
expansions to more than 60 Million devices including Google Chromecast,
Android TV and Amazon Fire TV.
Cinedigm channels include:
Dove Channel: targeting the family values audience with movies
and shows families can enjoy together. The content offering includes
mainstream and classic family movies, documentaries, heartwarming TV
series and children's programs. All of Dove Channel's carefully curated
content reflects the time-honored standards of The Dove Foundation and
its trusted Family Seal of Approval.
CONtv: catering to the enormous and avid Comic Con audience. The
channel currently boasts 2,500 hours of original programming, curated
films and TV episodes, and exclusive Comic Con panel coverage from
dozens of annual nationwide conventions.
Docurama: targeted to the avid documentary audience with over
1,200 titles, including full-length and short-form documentaries,
non-fiction TV programming, and behind-the-scenes interviews.
The WHAM Network: providing news, information and entertainment
24/7 focused on the fast growing global e-sports and gaming audience.
Launches Fall 2017.
Cinedigm powers custom content solutions to the world's largest retail,
media and technology companies. We provide premium feature films and
series to digital platforms including iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon, cable
and satellite providers including Comcast, Dish Network and DirecTV, and
major retailers including Walmart and Target. Leveraging Cinedigm's
unique capabilities, content and technology, the Company has emerged as
a leader in the fast-growing over-the-top channel business, with four
channels under management that reach hundreds of millions of devices
while also providing premium content and service expertise to the entire
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Jill Newhouse Calcaterra, 310-466-5135
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