Tencent Licenses Intertrust’s Marlin DRM Solutions to Protect its Online Video Service

  Tencent Licenses Intertrust’s Marlin DRM Solutions to Protect its Online
  Video Service

Business Wire

BEIJING -- January 10, 2013

Intertrust Technologies Corporation, the leader in trusted distributed
computing, today announced that Tencent has licensed its trusted suite of
Marlin DRM solutions to protect video streams and downloads on Tencent’s
online video platform in China.

Under the agreement, Tencent’s online video platform (web portal and video
client services) will use Intertrust’s complete suite of Marlin client and
server software SDKs for content protection and software tamper resistance
technology from Intertrust’s whiteCryption™ subsidiary for software
protection.

Intertrust is the only third-party provider of comprehensive solutions for
integrating Marlin DRM functionality into devices and services. Marlin DRM is
an open standard for digital rights management that was founded by Intertrust
and a group of major consumer electronics companies in 2005. It is now
extensively shipped around the world and is selected as the content protection
technology for national IPTV initiatives in Asia and across Europe.

Tencent’s online video platform is the second largest online video platform in
China, according to ComScore and iResearch by monthly video views and monthly
user penetration respectively. It offers a great variety of high definition
premium content from Hollywood, European, Japanese, Korean, Chinese and Indian
studios to a large user base through free streaming, subscription or
video-on-demand services. It also provides a dedicated Hollywood Movie
Theater.

“Tencent’s ability to offer differentiated premium content is the key to their
success in the Chinese market where users demand high quality premium content
and flexible business models across their devices,” said Kenny Huang, general
manager of Intertrust Greater China. “Intertrust is honored to partner with
Tencent to provide content protection technology enabling the best user
experience for its video service. Marlin’s popularity is due in part to its
diverse functionality and the nature of open standards that eliminate
competitive threats and dependencies on proprietary technologies.”

“Tencent is strongly committed to protect copyrighted content on our online
platforms, and we believe Intertrust can deliver a one-stop technology
solution that meets the industry standards and matches the needs across our
multiple online platforms,” said Alex Liu, General Manager of Online Video
Department for Tencent.

About Intertrust

Intertrust invents, develops, and licenses software, technologies and
intellectual property for digital rights management (DRM) and trusted
computing. The company holds over 250 patents and has over 240 patent
applications pending worldwide. Intertrust's inventions enable a broad range
of products that use DRM and trusted computing technologies, including
operating systems, digital media platforms, consumer electronics and mobile
computing devices, web services, and secure enterprise automation. Intertrust
is currently the world’s only provider of advanced multiplatform OEM SDKs for
Marlin servers and clients. In addition Intertrust also hosts a venture
incubator that invests in information security, privacy and information
analysis technology in the areas of consumer media, health and smart grid
energy management. Intertrust is headquartered in Silicon Valley and has
regional offices in London and Beijing. Further information about Intertrust
is available at: www.intertrust.com or follow us on twitter at
https://twitter.com/intertrusttech.

About whiteCryption

whiteCryption is a leading provider of white-box cryptography and security
solutions. It develops code for protecting algorithms and digital information
in untrusted computing environments, such as consumer PCs, mobile devices,
connected TVs, and embedded systems. Further information is available at:
www.whitecryption.com.

About Tencent

Tencent aims to enrich the interactive online experience of Internet users by
providing a comprehensive range of Internet and wireless value-added services.
Through its various online platforms, including Instant Messaging QQ, web
portal QQ.com, the QQ Game Platform under Tencent Games, multi-media social
networking service Qzone and wireless portal, Tencent services the largest
online community in China and fulfills the user’s needs for communication,
information, entertainment and e-Commerce on the Internet. Tencent has four
main streams of revenues: Internet value-added services, mobile and
telecommunications value-added services, online advertising and e-Commerce.
Shares of Tencent Holdings Limited are traded on the Main Board of the Stock
Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, under stock code 00700. The Company became a
constituent of the Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index (HSI) on June 10, 2008. For
more information, please visit www.tencent.com.

Contact:

Intertrust Technologies Corporation:
Robin Buckley, +1-703-201-3524
robin@buckleykaldenbach.com
or
Tencent:
Bas Li, +86-755-8601-3388 ext 36054
basli@tencent.com