Rockville, MD (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 -- Technical and Business Trends in the Digital Rights Managment (DRM) Market
The digital rights management (DRM) market has seen considerable upheaval over the last few years: connected devices are replacing computers as the mainstream destination for Internet video; over-the-top (OTT) services are making rapid inroads into pay-TV viewing time; and the monetization of content is evolving from a well-understood business model to exciting but uncharted territory.
Traditionally, content formats and content protection were closely tied to the consumption platform: Microsoft had Windows Media Video and Windows Media DRM, Apple had QuickTime and FairPlay, Adobe had Flash and later Access. To reduce costs, promote interoperability, and maximize device performance, the industry successfully standardized at least the core components, such as AES-128 encryption and AVC video compression; although fragmentation still exists.
Despite some standardization, the DRM value chain remains complex—platform companies provide the core logic and ongoing maintenance, chipset vendors may offer built-in support, application developers provide secure porting services and secure rendering applications, server-side vendors provide licensing and management services, and consumer electronics (CE) vendors make the actual devices. Building on these components, service providers attempt to monetize content after having licensed it from content owners. As resolutions rise toward 4K and beyond, and more early window content is delivered OTT, robustness requirements on DRM clients are rising, for example, in terms of secure video paths and in-home networking.
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