At a time when Google is attempting to bolster its Web-video offerings, the company has agreed to acquire Widevine, a firm that provides digital-rights management and video distribution software.
Widevine's customers come from film studios, cable systems, and Web TV, Google said today on the company's blog.
"By forging partnerships across the entire ecosystem, Widevine has made on-demand services more efficient and secure for media companies," Google wrote. Financial terms were not disclosed.
A company that specializes in digital-rights management could come in handy for Google. The search engine is trying to license TV shows and … Read more