Widevine secures Web content for interactive service across Latin America

Widevine Technologies has launched a new DRM-protected service with Merlin Interactive, a digital media systems integrator in Latin America, which allows consumers to securely view premium Warner Bros television content online at www.wbla.com. Merlin Interactive is a multimedia software provider that offers a comprehensive playlist and other advanced TV services for consumers across 23 territories in Latin America.

Using any computer platform, consumers can log onto WBLA.com on Mondays following the Thursday and Sunday broadcasts of shows like “Gossip Girl‚” to stream entire episodes in the Flash format. Merlin Interactive is overseeing the complete solution for the Warner Channel and also is providing extensive Flash development, integration and workflow design.

This new offering is promoted on Warner Bros broadcasts and directs consumers who missed the original broadcasts to view the online offering streamed in high resolution for free. Merlin plans to expand with a variety of interactive and design services.

Gorka Cortazar, Internet development manager at Merlin Interactive, said Widevine’s content security solution enables it to offer secure Flash video distribution and premium content that can be monetized through advertising and viewed on any platform.

Widevine, headquartered in Seattle, has brought DRM interoperability to all platforms, networks and video devices, using technology that is an extension of the Widevine Cypher product.

Deployed at more than 130 customers globally, Widevine makes it possible to securely distribute Internet digital media and pay-TV content to STBs, PVRs, PCs and mobile devices. The company is also a holder of 30 DRM, digital copy protection and conditional access patents.

For more information, visit www.widevine.com.