Limelight integrates DRM into CDN | Security | News | Rapid TV News
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Content delivery network (CDN) provider Limelight Networks has integrated digital rights management (DRM) into its video delivery services, supporting the encryption and delivery of content in all popular DRM formats.

The Multi-DRM On the Fly solution is designed to allow content distributors to control what end users can do with video and audio streams, such as sharing, recording or viewing only. It includes all the server-based licensing, software and implementation services needed, eliminating complex integrations or management of multiple vendors.

Video-on-demand (VOD) content is stored as a single master file and automatically encoded in HLS or MPEG-DASH format with Google Widevine, Microsoft PlayReady or Apple FairPlay DRM encryption as it’s requested by viewers. Other DRM solutions require content to be pre-encrypted and stored in multiple streaming and DRM formats. By encoding and encrypting content on-the-fly to match each viewer’s specific device requirements, Limelight reduces costs by eliminating the pre-encryption and storage of multiple different DRMs and video formats.

“Limelight’s Multidevice Media Delivery (MMD) On-Demand (OD) is trusted by some of the world’s leading content distributors,” said Steve Miller-Jones, senior director of product management at Limelight. “MMD OD simplifies the creation and distribution of video-on-demand content by automatically transmuxing MP4 files into streaming media formats. The addition of Multi-DRM On the Fly capabilities to MMD OD
makes it easier to secure content without worrying about which browser, device or platform is being used. Limelight continues to focus on helping customers monetise their video content by simplifying the management of DRM protected content and delivering the lowest video rebuffer rates in the industry.”