Just as with managed networks, video distributors are required to protect valuable content as it is delivered through unmanaged networks such as the Internet and via CDNs.
By including a Microsoft PlayReady key server within the Elemental video processing and delivery ecosystem, players built on the Microsoft PlayReady Client SDKs can authenticate viewers and unlock premium content − content that has been securely encrypted by Elemental encoders in accordance with Microsoft specifications.
Microsoft provides security solutions to high volume platforms and mobile devices such as Windows, iOS, Android and Linux. Support for content consumption via browsers and apps as well as a large range of consumer electronic devices including game consoles, Blu-ray and DVD players, smart TVs and set-top boxes, enables the largest video ecosystem available for premium content.
Microsoft PlayReady content protection is proven, versatile and scalable. The development of Microsoft PlayReady DRM technology is the culmination of more than 14 years of research and development and a significant patent portfolio with more than $2B invested in content protection technology. Microsoft provides valuable and reliable IP protection to more than a thousand licensees from all parts of the video ecosystem to deliver millions of secured, premium content and assets.
Elemental supports the full set of PlayReady tools to ensure that content is securely delivered across any network and onto any screen. Support for PlayReady encryption with live and file-based encoding solutions as well as with just-in-time packaging and just-in-time DRM products allows for content protection in in any workflow.