Sony Embraces Microsoft’s PlayReady DRM Solution

Microsoft PlayReady Banner GraphicSony has just announced that they're going with PlayReady to protect their content and provide users with new ways to enjoy their purchased and rented media. A quick look at Microsoft's PlayReady page shows that Sony can allow users to download movies and begin watching them instantly, stream media to devices around the home, and [...]

Niveus Media Goes All-in on Project Snowbird, Drops Consumer Windows Media Center HTPC Product Line

Niveus Denali Edition Media Server 2009This is a bit of a surprise. Niveus Media is confirming that they have stopped making their high-end HTPC systems for consumers based on Windows Media Center. Instead the company will now be 100% focused on their new "TV Everywhere" platform dubbed Project Snowbird, which enables Cable and Satellite operators to securely stream their content [...]