SCSA Beefs Up Membership12 Dec, 2013 By: Chris Tribbey
The Secure Content Storage Association (SCSA) has added more than a dozen new contributing members, the group announced Dec. 12.
The new members include Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, Comcast, Cisco Systems, ARM Holdings, Seagate Technology, MediaTek, Akamai, Marvell, DTS, Dolby, Inside Secure, Discretix Technologies, Saffron Digital and Irdeto.
SCSA was founded in early 2012 by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, SanDisk Corporation, Western Digital and CRI with the focus of developing technologies for easy consumers use of content across multiple devices. SCSA is looking to offer specifications for licensing in 2014.
“The participation of these market-leading and innovative companies has brought us significantly closer to bringing the SCSA’s vision to life,” said SCSA GM David Huerta. “Involvement from all aspects of the ecosystem illustrates the demand for a local storage solution to manage and collect highest-quality secure digital movies and television shows, while complementing and taking advantage of the benefits from cloud-based services, including those supporting UltraViolet.”
Dr. T.I. Cho, VP for LG Electronics, said his company sees “the SCSA platform as a major step toward establishing a robust, secure ecosystem for the delivery of Ultra HD content and other high-value programming to smart TVs, PCs, tablets and smartphones.”
Hyogun Lee, EVP of Samsung Electronics’ visual display business, added: “As more people use and invest in new devices such as smart TVs, we believe that the highest-quality premium content should be easily accessible for consumers. Content requirements and copyrights remain of utmost importance, and Samsung will follow industry standards, including SCSA, to deliver premium content in a secure way.”