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Vualto: PlayReady SDKs for mobile

Streaming media solutions and hosted IP services for broadcasters and content owners are all the rage and a central part of any such system is content protection.

UK-based Vualto has applied its MPEG-DASH streaming solutions to allow the delivery of live, streamed VoD and offline VoD in conjunction with Microsoft’s PlayReady digital rights management system ready for delivery across multiple CDNs.

“The MPEG-DASH and EME (encrypted media extension) buzz words of last year are now forming the basis of our commercially available solutions,” said James Burt, CTO and co-founder of Vualto. “By combining these with PlayReady, we can build up to the minute, highly secure broadcast workflows that deliver content to a huge range of devices.”

PlayReady SDK is Microsoft’s latest version of its content protection software. It provides a trusted way to extend the reach of its services to iOS and Android and means Vualto can now deliver MPEG-DASH, Smooth Streaming and HLS content to mobile devices.

It also supports the browser EME, which eliminates the need for a plug-in. Currently Internet Explorer and Chrome support EMEs, making for a slicker connection to premium streamed content.

“Vualto is ahead of the market in implementing systems using the PlayReady SDK, with services already online for a number of major players,” added Burt. “Our hosted service, with its unique method of signed token exchange, means that as well as securing the content operators can create playback policies on the fly, and benefit from comprehensive statistics and analytics.”