Google acquires Widevine (DRM software)

Companies in Relationship

Google, Widevine

Deal Facts

Initial Announcement Date: 12/10

Consideration: $158 million in cash (Source: Google 10-K)

Google acquires Widevine, a developer of digital rights management software for Web-connected TVs and other devices that protects video content from unauthorized use. The move is designed to boost Google's online video services.

Widevine has raised more than $65 million from investors that include Cisco Systems.


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