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Widevine announces enhanced CableCard
Widevine Technologies has announced the Widevine CableCard, a QAM and IP-based card that enables multichannel video programming distributors to provide two-way downloadable conditional access to any device with a CableCard slot.
Designed to meet the needs of providers who need a separable security solution immediately, but who want to eventually migrate to a true downloadable architecture, the CableCard supports content delivered across multiple networks and multiple streams to televisions, set-top boxes, PCs and portable media players.
The company’s card approach enables content providers to quickly deploy an FCC-compliant, Hollywood-approved separable security solution on an existing network, yet allows the flexibility to deploy a downloadable solution using the same Widevine components in the headend when the time is right.
The CableCard, now available for deployment, includes session-based forensic watermarking code that can be activated through a download from company’s Mensor to its CableCard, should an operator require it.
For more information, visit www.widevine.com.