Pathé partners with Xstream for Widevine DRM on iOS & Android devices

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. As part of this strategy, Pathé Thuis turned to Xstream to deliver Widevine DRM content protection for the iOS and Android platforms, enabling it to increase the amount of video content in direct response to consumer demand.

“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."

As a Certified Widevine Implementation Partner, Xstream has created an advanced 360 DRM solution based on Widevine encryption for Android and iOS devices. Xstream’s integration of Widevine seamlessly automates the complicated processes associated with DRM, allowing Pathé Thuis to securely deliver content and protect their content partnerships with one of the worlds’ most advanced and secure DRM technologies.

"We are delighted to have been chosen by Pathé Thuis, one of Holland’s most successful online film services, as its Google Widevine implementation partner,” says Xstream's CEO, Frank Thorup. “Xstream has gained great knowledge and experience of DRM over the last 13 years. By taking advantage of our DRM technology, Pathé Thuis can bolster its video content initiatives and capitalize on the growing popularity of long-form, premium video content on mobile devices”.

DRM – integrated part of Xstream’s Ingest Service
Cloud-based Google Widevine DRM and Microsoft PlayReady is incorporated in Xstream’s Ingest service which is offered as a standalone module or as part of its award winning video management system, MediaMaker. This allows content owners and aggregators to securely upload premium content and have it encrypted and packaged with Widevine and PlayReady DRM. Once wrapped, these assets can be distributed via content delivery networks for delivery to consumer experiences on PCs, smartphones, tablets, Smart TVs, Game consoles and other internet enabled devices.

For more information, contact Xstream:
Brynhild Vinskei, CMO & PR Officer
Tel: +45 29 66 64 20
bv@xstream.dk

About Xstream
Xstream has been a pioneer in OTT and TV Everywhere since 1999. Drawing on years of extensive experience, Xstream works with world-leading Telco’s, cable operators and MSOs. Xstream delivers simpler, smarter OTT solutions characterized by superior flexibility, usability, scalability and cost-efficiency. Xstream’s comprehensive and scalable end-to-end online video management solution, MediaMaker, offers key modules such as Shop and Payment, domain control, asset management and analytics. Xstream also offers a suite of outstanding individual services, including: Apps for Connected devices, Ingest, DRM, Transcoding and Encoding.

Companies like Disney, Canal Digital, Telenor, Schibsted, Altibox. Jyllands-Posten and Comoyo have relied on Xstream’s technologies to fulfill their needs for smarter multi-screen OTT and TV Everywhere solutions.

For more information about Xstream, please visit www.xstream.dk

About PATHÉ
Since it was established by Charles Pathé and his brother at the end of 19th century, Pathé has remained one of Europe's pre-eminent entertainment companies. With a reputation built on independence, innovation and quality, Pathé is the world's longest established film company and the largest film equipment and production company in the world, and now encompasses a diverse range of media and entertainment interests.

Following the takeover of Gaumont Theatres, Pathé is continental Europe's leading cinema exhibitor, with over 1,000 screens in France, The Netherlands and Switzerland. Pathé is one of the leading distributors and producers of films in France.

The Pathé Library has the rights to over 700 feature films, as well as a legendary newsreel archive.

Pathé Thuis is Pathé’s online video service, offering premium HD quality movies on multiple devices.

For more information about Pathé THUIS, please visit http://pathe-thuis.nl/