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Widevine DRM is a digital rights management component of the Google Chrome web browser and Android MediaDRM. Widevine is a leading encryption scheme for securely licensing distributing, and protecting playback on video on any consumer device. Content creators, MSOs, and other enterprise media companies can use Widevine to ensure the monetization of content across every device. Google purchased Widevine in 2010 in an attempt to deepen their support for media and entertainment enterprises, speed up the YouTube video streams, and to assist with Android and adaptive streaming. Widevine does not charge any product fees for use with either license generation or device integrations. 
Widevine DRM is also used with the Chromium web browser and on Android. It supports MPEG-DASH and HLS across a wide range of platforms.  Chrome browser and ChromeOS make use of Encrypted Media Extensions and Media Source Extensions with Widevine. Over thirty chipsets, six major desktop and mobile operating systems, Google properties such as Chromecast and Android TV all have adopted Widevine.
The Widevine team supports several open-source initiatives designed for content owners, providers, and integrators.
- Shaka Player – Widevine developed open-source HTML5 web-based player available on github
- Shaka Packager – Widevine developed open-source content packaging solution available on github. The packager supports MPEG-DASH and HLS for VOD or linear based content.
- Electron Framework – Widevine partnered with castLabs to integrate the Widevine client into the Electron framework for use with desktop application development.
In 2011 Widevine launched the Certified Widevine Implementation Partner (CWIP). According to their website the program is "designed to allow highly qualified individuals and companies the ability to confidently and successfully install and configure Widevine systems for their clients." The goals of the program are:
- Teach CWIP candidates how to install, configure and troubleshoot the Widevine system
- Ensure a high level of satisfaction for both the System Integrator and their end customers
- Maintain a high level of Widevine system knowledge within the CWIP community
- Maintain a high level of content owner trust in the Widevine system and Widevine’s CWIPs
To date Widevine has certified over 150 companies. 
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