Cisco, Roku partner to put VideoGuard security on Roku devices

Cisco and Roku announced a collaboration that will bake the Cisco VideoGuard Everywhere video service protection solution into Roku streaming players and Roku TVs.

Cisco's software-based VideoGuard Everywhere is built to allow pay-TV operators to secure their content distribution, like the Charter Spectrum TV app, on devices like Roku streaming players and Roku TVs.

Cisco and Roku will be working together on pre-integrating the VideoGuard Everywhere security software into Roku firmware. All Roku devices will be automatically upgraded to include Cisco security software. Initial features and services the solution will be able to support for the Spectrum TV app for Roku devices will now include secure video on demand (VoD) and linear content playback, as well as control of the number of devices used simultaneously per subscriber account.

In addition to announcing its work with Roku and Charter, Cisco is also providing an update on its cBR-8 Converged Broadband Access Platform. Cisco says total reach for the platform is approaching 100 customers worldwide, including those announced in the U.S., Europe, APJC and Latin America, with over 30 already in deployment. For more, see these two releases.