TVN Turns to Widevine


TVN Entertainment Corp. deployed Widevine Technologies Inc.’s“Cypher System” for pre-encryption and secure transport of video-on-demand assets.

Widevine provides content-security solutions to the video-over-Internet-protocol market, and the vendor created the “Cypher Virtual SmartCard.”

“TVN delivers more than 2,000 hours of high-profile, high-value, file-based content via satellite to our network of VOD-distribution affiliates every month,” TVN chief technology officer Dom Stasi said in a prepared statement.

“It is absolutely imperative that we protect that content from unauthorized interception, and do so throughout our network,” he added. “The challenge is daunting, both technically and economically, but Widevine has proven equal to the challenge. With Widevine Cypher in place, I’m confident that TVN will continue to expand aggressively in the IPTV market with a delivery architecture that is both secure and future-proofed.”