(The Hosting News) – Wowza Media Systems and BuyDRM today announced that they are partnering to deliver PlayReady-protected premium content solutions though the integration of Wowza Media Server® 3 with the KeyOS Smooth DRM Platform from BuyDRM.
“BuyDRM continues to expand customer choices by partnering with industry leaders such as Wowza Media Systems,” said Christopher Levy, CEO and founder of BuyDRM. “Wowza Media Server 3’s built-in support for the KeyOS Smooth DRM Platform gives customers the assurance of studio-tested-and-approved PlayReady protection and the robust media delivery for which Wowza is known.”
The partnership between the two leading companies enables Wowza customers to obtain and deliver premium content with an expanded choice of studio-approved digital rights management (DRM) options. The solution supports a PlayReady encryption key exchange between the KeyOS Smooth DRM Service and Wowza Media Server 3 software equipped with the Wowza DRM™ AddOn. Live or on-demand video is encrypted on the fly in Wowza Media Server 3 and delivered for protected playback to any devices supporting the PlayReady® content access protection technology from Microsoft®.
“The BuyDRM KeyOS Smooth DRM Platform integration gives our customers an easy-to-deploy premium protection solution,” said Dave Stubenvoll, CEO and co-founder, Wowza Media Systems. “We’re excited to expand the Wowza DRM ecosystem with BuyDRM, a proven DRM services provider known for its digital rights leadership.”
Preview release of Wowza Media Server 3 will be available prior to the planned commercial release in the third quarter of 2011. All Wowza Media Server 2 licensees are eligible for a free upgrade to Wowza Media Server 3 when it is released. To register for a preview release, visit http://www.wowzamedia.com/wowza-server-3.php.
Wowza will demonstrate the integrated solution at booth #500 during the Streaming Media East show and conference, May 10-11, 2011 in the New York Hilton hotel.