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agreed to acquire Widevine. The Widevine team has worked to provide a better video delivery experience for businesses of all kinds: from the studios that create your favorite shows and movies, to the cable systems and channels that broadcast them online and on TV, to the hardware manufacturers that let you watch that content on a variety of devices. By forging partnerships across the entire ecosystem, Widevine has made on demand services more efficient and secure for media companies, and ultimately more available and convenient for users.
We are committed to maintaining Widevine’s agreements and will provide direct, quality support for their existing and future clients—and we plan to build upon Widevine’s technology to enhance both their products and our own.
With the acquisition of WideVine, Google has gone from being one of the largest providers of content on the Web (with YouTube), to being one of the leaders of Video technology online.
And, amongst the patents above does seem to be technology for protecting and securely delivering other kinds of online media as well, such as music and electronic books.
Optimization and portability of video content on very wide range of devices