Support for Windows Media Technologies Means Handsets will Work with More than 100 Online Music Services Worldwide
TOKYO, REDMOND, May 11, 2006 ---
The incorporation of Windows Media technologies will enable
"Microsoft's Windows Media platform and the company's commitment toward enabling new digital rights management solutions for the wireless environment are helping to push the industry forward," said Takeshi Natsuno, Senior Vice President, Managing Director, Multimedia Services of
With support on hundreds of devices and services, Windows Media Audio and Windows Media DRM are the most widely deployed technologies in the world for the delivery of digital music. Windows Media DRM supports a wide range of business models that include download and play, subscription and video on demand, and enables mobile operators with the choice to directly acquire licenses on their handsets and/or load content from PCs through USB cable. Microsoft recently announced it will make significant investments in its DRM technologies, specifically to enable a new offering and drive scenarios that support the wireless industry.
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