Wowza DRM

Protect Your Live or VOD Stream

Some organizations need to add encryption, restrictions on who can view their streams, or other control over the use of their video content. DRM (digital rights management) systems provide that level of control. Wowza® DRM — formerly a Premium AddOn — is now a built-in feature of Wowza Streaming Engine™ and facilitates integration with DRM platforms.

 

Wowza DRM Overview

DRM provides simultaneous secure key exchange with multiple DRM platforms and enables on-the-fly DRM encryption for a variety of playback devices. The integration offers best-in-breed solutions to customers who need studio-approved security for delivery of premium content.

  • Individual live or on-demand content is encrypted in real time with Microsoft® PlayReady® or Verimatrix® VCAS™ for delivery via MPEG-DASH (using Common Encryption), Apple® HTTP Live Streaming (HLS), and Microsoft Smooth Streaming.
  • Viewers can access the stream from a wide range of endpoints, including PCs and Macs, set-top boxes, smart TVs, game consoles, smartphones, and tablets.

Wowza DRM can also help up-sell content for over-the-top (OTT) premium services and cross-sell content for multi-device distribution.

Wowza DRM Compatibility with Third-Party DRM Key Management Services

Third-party DRM Key Management Service partners deliver DRM license keys to Wowza Streaming Engine™ during encryption and to the user's device during playback:

  • BuyDRM™ KeyOS™ provides Microsoft PlayReady protection for HLS and Smooth Streaming.
  • EZDRM provides Microsoft PlayReady protection for Smooth Streaming.
  • Verimatrix provides both VCAS and Microsoft PlayReady protection for HLS and Smooth Streaming.

 

Wowza Media Server on-the-fly encryption

 

Wowza DRM Encryption Methodology

  • For live workflows, per-stream encryption is available with the ability to rotate keys.
  • For on-demand workflows, per-asset and per-session encryption is available with the ability to rotate keys.

Wowza DRM integration with BuyDRM, EZDRM, and Verimatrix

  BuyDRM EZDRM Verimatrix
Key Management Services Yes Yes Yes
Encryption Services

Microsoft® PlayReady®
Google Widevine®
Intertrust Marlin

Microsoft® PlayReady®
Google Widevine® Modular, HTML 5 Player, Android
Apple Fair Play iOS, Safari
MPEG-DASH for CENC both Google WV and MS PR using a unified encryption key, HTML 5 Player, Android and Windows IE.

Verimatrix® VCAS™
Microsoft® PlayReady®
Live Clients

BuyDRM™ HTML 5 Player and Smooth Streaming clients on PCs, Macs, iOS devices, Android devices, Windows phones, game consoles, set-top boxes, and smart TVs

Discretix SecurePlayer™ and Smooth Streaming clients on PCs, Macs, iOS devices, Android devices, Windows tablets and phones, game consoles, set-top boxes, and smart TVs.

ViewRight® Web for HLS and Smooth Streaming clients on PCs, Macs, iOS devices, Android devices, Windows phones, game consoles, set-top boxes, and smart TVs

On-Demand Clients Same as Live Clients Same as Live Clients Same as Live Clients

 

Wowza DRM is also compatible with Widevine and Marlin DRM platforms for MPEG-DASH content using Common Encryption (CENC). Leverage the Wowza DRM API to develop a module that handles the key exchange for real-time encryption between Wowza Streaming Engine and a specific Widevine or Marlin DRM provider.