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IIS Media Services support PlayReady DRM to enable protected HTTP streaming

Microsoft announced that “IIS Media Services will support a version of PlayReady DRM to enable protected HTTP streaming. PlayReady DRM IIS Media Services solution will deploy on a single box to secure your media assets for online streaming using the IIS Smooth Streaming and PlayReady DRM technology, directly within IIS Media Services – no additional license fees or royalties required. File-based encryption is the most robust way to secure high value content – much more so than stream encryption, which only secures the communication stream. PlayReady DRM IIS Media Services solution will bring full file-based encryption into IIS Media Services with ease of use of traditional stream encryption. And the solution of course will use Microsoft PlayReady technology, which’s widely supported in the industry and draws on the experience gained from more than a decade of investment that Microsoft has made in the development of DRM technology. For customers needing to apply PlayReady DRM protection to content for offline scenarios, or apply customized business rules to the use of protected content in purchase/rental/subscription scenarios, of course that functionality will remain available, as it is today, via the use of a PlayReady Server,” writes Microsoft. “We’re at booth 125 at Streaming Media East (May 11-12) at the Hilton New York in New York City, where we’re showing a preview of IIS Media Services with PlayReady DRM (registration).”


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