This ”State of the Web” whitepaper from Bitmovin explores Digital Rights Management systems and supported devices in 2017.

The DRM market is still very fragmented and if you want to reach the major devices, you will need to use multiple DRM providers.

This paper provides an overview of the available DRM systems and recommends a workflow that achieves maximum compatibility with the DRM systems on devices you want to support, without the heavy investment into transcoding, storage and delivery.

The described approach takes advantage of MPEG-DASH streaming format and not only decreases the storage footprint of the content, but also makes it more available on the distribution side.