CES 2014: iStreamPlanet offers Microsoft PlayReady support

Editor | 07-01-2014

Live event technology provider iStreamPlanet has announced support for Microsoft PlayReady content protection technologies to help secure live multiscreen streaming experiences.

As a result, iStreamPlanet's Aventus SaaS (software-as-a-service) live video workflow solution will now have PlayReady security as part of a product service update, enabling multi-platform, live streaming for premium content owners. The cloud-based Aventus is designed to simplify the live video workflow associated with delivering premium live content to a global footprint of connected devices.

PlayReady client SDKs for iOS and Android support Smooth Streaming and DASH streaming, and the LiveTV features include support for automatic key rotation and blackouts to support content owner requirements and business rules for premium content and live linear channels.

"iStreamPlanet and Microsoft have long shared the goal of delivering premium content to viewers on any device," said Robin Cole, vice president of business development for iStreamPlanet. "The combination of PlayReady for content protection and Aventus for live, multiscreen streaming enables content owners to help securely deliver their content and business rules to these new distribution platforms."

"We are thrilled to continue to innovate, along with iStreamPlanet, in the delivery of live streaming, cloud-based protected content," said Chris Santini, director, PlayReady business of Microsoft Corp. "Microsoft recently launched PlayReady client SDKs, and LiveTV feature enhancements to the PlayReady product suite . ..Microsoft PlayReady has extended content protection to reach more devices and services with the newly available client SDKs and LiveTV in the cloud."