Copenhagen-based Xstream has announced that Holland’s VOD service taps Xstream to implement and deliver Widevine DRM for iOS and Android content delivery.
Pathé is one of Europe’s leading film companies, with 22 movie theaters in The Netherlands. Pathé Thuis is the company’s online video service, offering premium HD quality movies on multiple devices in The Netherlands. As part of their strategy of offering their consumers premium content on all devices, Pathé Thuis turned to Xstream to deliver Widevine DRM content protection for iOS and Android devices.
“As an over-the-top movie service, DRM solutions are critical to our capability to securely deliver premium content to the endpoints where our viewers want us to be,” said Thomas van de Weerd, managing director at Pathé Thuis.
“By partnering with Xstream, we are able to expand the success of our online film service to iOS and Android devices with studio approved DRM encryption. Now we’re able to deploy first-class video experiences across new devices to consumers at a cost that makes sense for our organization and our market.”
“We are delighted to be chosen by one of Holland’s successful online film services, Pathé Thuis as Google Widevine implementation partner. It is a recognition of the great knowledge and experience that Xstream have gained over the last 13 years within DRM technology”, added Xstream’s CEO, Frank Thorup.
“By taking advantage of our DRM technology, Pathé Thuis can bolster their premium video content initiatives and capitalize on the growing popularity of long-form, premium video content on mobile devices”.