castLabs Equips Avion Media with Video Playback and DRM Technology

Berlin, September 21, 2016castLabs, a digital video technology and services company, today announced it has collaborated with Avion Media, an over-the-top (OTT) streaming platform provider. castLabs supplies its video player and digital rights management (DRM) licensing technology to enable protected content streaming for Avion Media and its European customers.

Based in Croatia, Avion Media provides hosted, subscription-based end-to-end OTT solutions. Its AVIION TV Suite enables companies to manage and monetize digital video assets across internet-enabled devices including smartphones, tablets, TVs, set-top-boxes, game consoles, PCs, and Macs. Digital video providers of any size have the opportunity to use a scalable, full-service delivery platform that can be accessed from the cloud or as a standalone solution. A selection of features include hosted content streaming, DRM support, advertising, and analytics.

To facilitate the playback of protected live and on-demand content, castLabs has provided its DASH Everywhere cross-browser player, Video Player SDKs for Android/iOS, and cloud-based DRM licensing service, DRMtoday. These technologies enable Avion Media to offer DRM-secured MPEG-DASH video playback to its wide range of customers.

DRMtoday is designed to reduce the complex nature of delivering DRM-secured content by providing licensing for leading systems including Google Widevine™, Microsoft® PlayReady®, and FairPlay Streaming by Apple® through a single API. Through integration with Brightcove’s backend and players, the castLabs DRMtoday technology will enable DRM-protected MPEG-DASH, HLS, and Smooth Streaming delivery over the widest range of smartphones, tablets, TVs, set-top-boxes, and desktop browsers. The technology’s multi-tenant framework provides simple reseller integration and also allows Brightcove to implement its customers’ DRM requirements on an individual basis.

“Partnering with AVIION means its business clients have DRM-enabled playback options which help them secure and monetize video assets across a broad array of end-user applications and devices. We are happy to be helping AVIION extend its reach to the largest audience possible with valuable premium content,” said Michael Stattmann, Managing Director of castLabs.

“We in AVIION are happy to be in partnership with castLabs and its compelling solutions. As all of us in the OTT industry know, DRM handling is challenging and finding a solution that surpasses different DRM obstacles makes our job easier,” said Robert Sipek, CEO of Avion Media.

About castLabs

castLabs pioneers software and cloud services for digital video markets worldwide. The company provides solutions to easily enable the secure distribution of premium movie, TV, and audio assets for high-quality video experiences. Its range of applications and services are designed to help businesses deliver DRM-protected content over a large selection of consumer devices and platforms. castLabs is based in Los Angeles, California, and Berlin, Germany. To learn more about castLabs products and services, please visit

About Avion Media

Having entered the booming content distribution market in 2009, Avion Media is now one of the leading providers of end-to-end OTT solutions, thanks to its main product AVIION TV Suite. It has many influential customers from the telecommunication sector, and is among the most flexible and complete on the market. Apart from its main product, Avion Media offers many auxiliary components such as scheduling, playout, storage and networking systems, and provides consulting and expert analysis.

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