JW Player and Vualto Partner to Provide Premier DRM Options to Billions of Videos Viewed Each Month

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Partnership gives JW Player customers a simple and streamlined way to protect valuable video content across all web browsers

NEW YORK and PLYMOUTH, UK – Sept. 11, 2015 – JW Player, a leading digital and mobile video platform and player company, and Vualto, global specialists in innovative content delivery and management, today announced a partnership to make Vualto’s digital rights management (DRM) technology available to JW Player’s broad roster of video publishers. DRM has become a component to video strategies, as content creators seek stronger control of their video and new ways to monetize. This partnership between JW Player and Vualto simplifies the process for JW Player customers, by providing one, integrated solution that delivers the best DRM on the market.

“Our customers spend significant time and resources producing content for their users, and protecting that content is necessary for their profitability,” says Dave Otten, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of JW Player. “Through this partnership, our customers will have access to a host of new features that ensure the copyright protection of the videos played via JW Player. Vualto’s unbeatable, feature-rich encryption solution made them a natural partner for us, allowing us to better empower the content creators and publishers who work with us to maintain full artistic and financial control of their content”

“JW Player has one of the largest global footprints in online video, delivering billions of hours of video content each month,” says James Burt, CTO and co-founder of Vualto. “As their choice of DRM provider, Vualto will be able to deliver our vast technical capabilities to a wider audience and ensure copyright protection for videos watched on both mobile and desktop devices.”

“With Google’s discontinued support of Silverlight in Chrome, it was even more important for us to find the best partner company to provide DRM to our customers,” says Jeroen Wijering, JW Player Co-Founder and Product Evangelist. “Through Vualto, JW Player customers will be able to protect the copyright and integrity of their content in all browsers, providing a superior viewing experience across every medium.”

Vualto’s DRM support is available now for all JW Player customers.

Vualto will be showcasing its solutions at IBC2015 stand 14.D24.