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castLabs has announced API integration between its DRMtoday cloud content licensing service and the AWS Elemental MediaConvert and MediaPackage video processing services.

Pay-TV operators, broadcasters and OTT providers increasingly want to use cloud-based workflows to securely deliver premium live and video-on-demand (VOD) content to consumers. The partnership will provide a means to process video content into various formats and distribute it for viewing on different devices with simplified digital rights management (DRM), the companies said.

AWS Media Services are cloud-based services with pay-as-you-go pricing which provide customers the capability to ingest, process, package and deliver video content at scale. Live workflows can utilize AWS Elemental MediaPackage for just-in-time packaging, origination, and encryption of linear broadcast and event-based content. On-demand use cases such as content library conversion or asset creation can incorporate AWS Elemental MediaConvert, a file-to-file transcoding service with packaging and encryption capabilities for broadcast and multiscreen delivery.

DRMtoday offers complete multi-DRM licensing and access control for a variety of packaging formats to secure playback across a broad range of client devices. API integration with AWS Media Services supports video providers delivering MPEG-DASH content with DRM, including Google Widevine and Microsoft PlayReady, HLS content with Apple FairPlay Streaming and Microsoft Smooth Streaming with Microsoft PlayReady. DRMtoday also supports Common Encryption (CENC).

“DRMtoday is trusted by content owners and digital video markets worldwide with billions of licences delivered,” said Michael Stattmann, CEO of castLabs. “Our globally scalable and robust licensing platform is a strong complement to AWS Media Services, and is deployed on the same AWS infrastructure. Working with AWS Elemental, we allow video providers to benefit from reduced complexity and faster time to market for multi-format video processing and multi-DRM adoption across all screens.”