Technical consulting for video services

Missing niche knowledge? New technologies presenting barriers? Special challenges are everywhere along digital video chains.

That’s why we share our deep experience to help you achieve even the most complex goals. From VOD to STBs to in-flight entertainment, our superstar team of software engineers are ready to solve your tricky streaming troubles.

Digital video consulting

At your service: our studio to screen core talents

Content protection

Content security

DRM, CAS, encryption, watermarking

Content processing

Content processing

Encoding, packaging, VOD, live

Video players

Video playback

HTML5, Android, iOS, STBs, desktops, consoles, smart TVs

Cloud workflows

Cloud media

Custom AWS workflows

Here’s what we can do for you remotely or on-site.

Training
Training and workshops
Workflow support
Workflow support
Custom engineering
Custom engineering and project development

We’re strongly experienced with partner technologies to assist with their systems.

Wowza Certified Consultant
AWS Elemental
Broadpeak
Unified Streaming Platform
Google Widevine
Microsoft PlayReady
Apple FairPlay Streaming

Beautifully bespoke AWS workflows

Since 2010 we’ve amassed an abundance of Amazon Web Services (AWS) media delivery wisdom. We’ll use our know-how to help you properly design cloud solutions from small projects to enterprise deployments.

APN Technology Partner
AWS Elemental Technology Partner
AWS Marketplace
Cloud economics

Cloud economics: how to cost & implement efficiently

Custom workflows

Intelligent workflow orchestration

AWS Marketplace

Launch on AWS Marketplace

Multi-region

Speedy multi-region scalable systems

Hybrid solutions

Hybrid solutions (on-prem & in-cloud)

Backed by AWS certified engineers

AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional
AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional
AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate
AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate

We’ve been at this for over 10 years helping some of the biggest names in entertainment save time and costs.

M6

We provided migration from legacy to modern OTT delivery for M6’s service to securely playback across all screens with multi-DRM licensing.

Lufthansa Systems

Our engineers built an automation solution for in-flight entertainment (IFE) to migrate content processing from on-prem to in-cloud to lower costs, shorten turnaround time, and reduce errors.

Ultraviolet

We developed the AWS cloud-based implementation of the DECE UltraViolet backend. Our bespoke system of microservices used numerous AWS tools to process millions of retailer digital media operations per day.

Let’s evaluate your needs

Contact us today or complete our evaluation form to see how we can meet your video challenges. We offer consulting on an hourly basis with minimum levels listed below.

Starting from
1 hour
Presentation and demonstration overview for your stakeholders to understand our technology and its practical benefits.

1 hour
Appraise your organization's resources and technical abilities to identify areas of knowledge and skill-set gaps.

1 hour
Analysis and requirements: educational session explained through typical use-cases to coach your technical staff how to understand and reach specific streaming goals.
Examples: best practises to migrate from single to multiple key encryption / best practises to improve legacy DASH and HLS formats with CMAF.
Practical exercise: hands-on knowledge transfer exercises with instruction and practice run-throughs of how to execute technical tasks.
Example: how to perform content key ingestions.

1 hour
Provide example software for a specific feature or integration with explanation of how it operates.
Example: Exoplayer integration with DRMtoday.
Starting from
2 hours
Recommendations and explanations of how to configure our solutions for your infrastructure or with our partner's technology.
Examples: player configuration adapted for your specific use-case / content key ingestion steps for an open-source packager / configuring our DRMtoday licensing service with a live packager.

1 hour
Support with solving your video and audio workflow roadblocks.
Examples: resolving a video transcoding issue / fixing a bug in your infrastructure.

4 hours
Activate specific features or functionality in your transcoding workflow.
Examples: adding an OTT packager to an IPTV system / configuring DRMtoday content key ingest with Wowza in an origin/edge configuration.

8 hours
Assistance with accomplishing mandatory security checks and questionnaires when obtaining studio content by providing DRM-specific implementation details.
Starting from
2 hours
Evaluate your existing technology to identify functional insights and areas for optimization.
Examples: when an operator wishes to adopt OTT, or add 4K quality to a workflow, we analyze the current configuration such as CDN capacity and encoders/packagers in use for suitability.

2 hours
Provide recommendations based on best practices and industry standards for the optimal feature and technology stack (both castLabs and third-party) to complete your project including cost estimation.

5 hours
Technical project management assistance during the execution of your project.
Examples: road mapping / stakeholder communications / feedback / documenting projects.

2 hours
Development of software or cloud services with hand-off of custom code.
Examples: build a player proof of concept / develop a bespoke cloud-based transcoding solution from the ground-up.

5 hours
Ongoing support for your custom applications after source code delivery.
Other requirements, requests, or questions

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Are you interested in using any castLabs products or services?
Brief overview of your existing infrastructure
Such as: Packagers & encoders / players / content security / server infrastructure / CDN

After submission, our team will be in contact with you to discuss your specific challenges.