SmartLabs Extends Partnership with Google/Widevine
The partnership agreement now renewed for 5 years.
30 December 2013, Moscow - SmartLabs, a leader in the development of Service Delivery Platforms for interactive digital television and other innovative solutions for telecom operators, has announced today that its partnership agreement with Google/Widevine, a major supplier of DRM solutions for OTT projects, has now been extended for five years.
In 2011, SmartLabs became the first Russian integrator to partner with Widevine, acquiring the status of a Certified Widevine Implementation Partner (CWIP). A year later, the CWIP status was successfully verified. Now the agreement between the companies has been renewed for a much longer period. SmartLabs has proven a reliable business partner with a high level of expertise to meet the requirements of the Google corporation.
Today, Widevine solutions for secure digital video content streaming and downloading are used on more than a billion of devices and platforms globally. In Russia, Widevine's DRM systems are run by major operators and broadcasters in end-to-end solutions developed by SmartLabs.
SmartLabs is the leading provider of multi-screen, multi-network solutions for the video streaming sector. SmartLabs’ solutions deliver content services to over 7 million subscribers around the globe on multiple devices from set-top boxes to mobile phones. Smartlabs' client base includes telcos (fixed and mobile), ISP's, cable operators, content and app service providers. SmartLabs partners with 25 IPTV market leaders including Widevine, Apple, Microsoft, Google, Samsung and LG. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Smartlabs has offices in USA, Canada, UK, Cyprus and Russia and has been established for over 15 years, creating innovative solutions for the interactive TV market.