BERLIN, May 10, 2021 / PRNewswire / – castLabs, a global pioneer in premium digital video technology, announced that it is supporting the AWS Media and Entertainment Initiative from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to help customers meet their broadcast and OTT streaming security needs -Content to meet.

AWS for Media & Entertainment is an initiative of new and existing services and solutions from AWS and AWS Partners specifically designed for content creators, rightsholders, producers, broadcasters, and distributors. AWS for Media & Entertainment also makes it easy to create, deploy, and reinvent mission-critical industry workloads by aligning the capabilities of AWS and AWS Partner with five solution areas: Content Production; Media supply chain & archive; Transmission; Direct-to-consumer & streaming; and Data Science & Analytics.

Monetizing premium content requires content security across the supply chain, which can be time consuming and complex to integrate. CastLabs’ content security solution, DRMtoday, offers optimized cloud licensing for conditional access systems (CAS), including Google’s Widevine CAS, to significantly reduce the cost of securing the PayTV video service. CAS has traditionally been associated with high upfront costs, reliance on proprietary technologies, device license fees, and difficult infrastructure maintenance. DRMtoday is designed to improve the implementation of security through a cloud-based solution that is easy to maintain, scale and operate.

Similarly, DRMtoday also protects video assets across OTT streaming services to meet the security needs of content owners. castLabs has developed a powerful and highly available server structure with automatic scaling in several AWS regions worldwide, which functions as a license delivery network in the cloud. It enables all leading digital rights management (DRM) systems to be rolled out quickly at the same time, including Google Widevine, Microsoft PlayReady, and Apple’s FairPlay Streaming. Ready-to-use licensing saves time and money. DRMtoday from castLabs also offers API integration with the Secure Packager and Encoder Key Exchange (SPEKE) to simplify and accelerate protected video delivery workflows.

Together with AWS Media Services, DRMtoday enables OTT, IPTV, and digital media providers to easily turnkey content protection for on-demand, live, and offline video workflows. DRMtoday includes API integration with both AWS Elemental MediaPackage and AWS Elemental MediaConvert to optimize key admission and cloud-based DRM licensing. The full range of streaming formats offered by AWS Media Services are supported, including: MPEG-DASH, HLS, Smooth Streaming, and CMAF.

With a single API integration, AWS Regions gives customers worldwide access to low latency, high availability, and robust redundancy. Some other features that DRMtoday has to offer include limiting streams at the same time, geoblocking, supporting different business models for monetization and much more.

“We were looking for a highly scalable and simple multi-DRM solution for our DRM live and VOD content. The managed service had to have a track record of great performance and a proven detailed feature list. DRMtoday from castLabs was the best onboarding and Integration went smoothly and was supported by the castLabs team with great support, “said Håkan Åhman, Operations Manager at TV4.

Try DRMtoday with a free trial version or contact the castLabs team, who will answer all questions and find a tailor-made offer.

About castLabs

castLabs is a pioneer in software and cloud services for digital video markets worldwide. They offer solutions for the easy distribution of premium film, TV and audio assets for high quality video experiences. The suite of applications and services is designed to help companies deliver DRM-protected content across a wide variety of consumer devices and platforms, including DRMtoday licenses, PRESTOplay player SDKs, and video toolkit processing. castLabs also offers comprehensive technical advice for encrypted video playback integrations and projects.

SOURCE castLabs GmbH