castLabs Builds New UltraViolet Central System for DECE
Berlin, 27th March 2017 – castLabs, a digital video technology and services company, has assumed responsibility for the maintenance and development of the back-end technology for the UltraViolet™ service. This includes upkeep of the content ID and metadata registry, and the management of UltraViolet content rights and user accounts.
UltraViolet is an international, interoperable rights system operated by the Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE) LLC. DECE is a cross-industry initiative of organizations from the entertainment, software, hardware, retail, infrastructure, and delivery industries, formed to develop digital standards enabling consumers to purchase, manage, and access content across multiple services and devices.
castLabs is keen to support and improve the infrastructure, which currently handles more than 28 million accounts with nearly 250 million movies and TV shows, and facilitated a peak of 1.7 million transaction per hour in late December.
“We’re extremely pleased to be taking forward the UltraViolet ecosystem, following a smooth migration period at the end of 2016,” said Michael Stattmann, CEO of castLabs. “Redesigning the system and moving to cloud-based hosting have increased capacity and given marked improvements in operational performance, preparing us for any high traffic periods.”
“We’re delighted by our partnership with castLabs,” said Jim Taylor, CTO of DECE. “They built and launched a scalable, high-performance new version of the UltraViolet central service in a remarkably short period.”
UltraViolet is a cloud-based digital rights system that gives consumers greater flexibility in how and where they collect, access, and watch digital movies and TV shows. UltraViolet allows users to create a free online library of digital media purchased from multiple retailers. Because UltraViolet offers so many viewing choices, users have greater freedom to choose where they want to watch — using a mobile device, computer, television, game console, and more. For more information, please visit myuv.com.
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. Their 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 castlabs.com.
The Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE) LLC is a cross-industry initiative developing the next generation digital media experience, including the UltraViolet service. DECE’s digital media specifications and interoperable digital rights locker enable consumers to purchase digital video content from a choice of online retailers and play it on a variety of branded devices and platforms from different manufacturers. For more information, please visit myuv.com.
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