Thursday, July 31, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Toshiba, Samsung Vie For 48-layer 3-D NAND Chips
Sony Reports First Quarter Profit
Samsung Launches First Flexible TV
Panasonic and Tesla Sign Agreement for the Gigafactory
Nokia Networks to buy Part of Panasonic's Wireless Network Business
Samsung Q3 Sales and Profits Down despite Galaxy S5 launch
Apple May lay Off People at Beats: report
Japanese Giants Form JOLED Company To Compete With LG, Samsung
Active Discussions
help questions structure DVDR
Made video, won't play back easily
Questions durability monitor LCD
Questions fungus CD/DVD Media, Some expert engineer in optical media can help me?
CD, DVD and Blu-ray burning for Android in development
IBM supercharges Power servers with graphics chips
Werner Vogels: four cloud computing trends for 2014
Video editing software.
 Home > News > Optical Storage > Irdeto ...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, July 07, 2011
Irdeto Acquires BD+ Technology for Blu-ray


Software security and media technology company Irdeto today announced the acquisition of BD+ technology for Blu-ray from Rovi Corporation.

The BD+ technology will fold into the company's Irdeto ActiveCloak for Media offering, giving Hollywood studios a more robust solution for protecting Blu-ray movie titles from the threat of digital piracy.

"This acquisition further proves our commitment to establishing dynamic security as the industry standard for Hollywood studios taking advantage of the Media 3.0 opportunity - consumer demand for content anywhere, on any device and at any time," said Graham Kill, CEO of Irdeto. "We are working closely with the studio community to ensure movie titles released on Blu-ray disc have the same rigorous protection standards we created for Irdeto ActiveCloak for Media. This is the beginning of a new era of software security, and one that is certainly welcome for companies whose livelihood depends on digital entertainment."

Part of the AACS content protection technology used for Blu-ray discs, the BD+ technology is an additional layer of protection against unathorized copy of movie discs.

BD+ relates to the ability to keep content from playing on a known "hacked" player. It is a secured virtual machine wich continuously monitors the movie stream of the disc. In case there is a manipulation detected, playback will stop immediately.

In his recent inaugural speech, Chris Dodd, president of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), underscored the severity of the situation by stating piracy is the "single biggest threat we face as an industry." To address that need to protect high-value entertainment assets, Irdeto launched ActiveCloak for Media in February 2011, a dynamic security solution to protect digital entertainment assets throughout their entire lifecycle. Irdeto says that by integrating BD+ intellectual property, contracts and patent licenses into its current offering, the company's will be able to implement a more robust security measures for Blu-ray than the current Advanced Access Content System (AACS), which has suffered from a history of security breaches and hacks.

Hollywood studios including Paramount and 20th Century Fox have been included the BD+ protection in their BD movie releases. However, even the BD+ has been attacked by overcoming the AV content security system (e.g. extract AACS keys) and the title-specific security code (e.g. reverse engineer security code).


Previous
Next
Toshiba, Showa Denko and TDK Join Forces On HDD Technology        All News        LG Cuts Smartphone, Handset Targets, Launches 3D Phone With Preloaded Games
US Consumers Bought 3.5 Million Blu-ray 3-D Discs Within a Year     Optical Storage News      Digital Entertainment Spend To Exceed $50bn by 2014

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
AACS LA Marks Legal Victory Against SlySoft
Latest Passkey Software Bypasses 10th Generation BD+
New Blu-ray Devices To Limit Analog Video Outputs To SD Interlace Modes
DVDFab Blu-ray Ripper Released
DVDFab Passkey Removes DVD and Blu-ray Protections On The Fly
Blu-ray's Managed Copy Is Finally Coming Next March
BluScenes Releases First Blu-ray Discs Featuring Managed Copy
Final AACS Content Protection Specifications Include Managed Copy, Analog Sunset
Paramount Home Entertainment Licenses BD+ Protection Technology
MEDIA-TECH Association Supports the International Digital Media Alliance Content Protection Initiative
Latest BD+ Protection Broken Again
AACS Specifications for China Blue High Definition Disc Available

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .