Pantaflix and castLabs Power Secure Screenings For Sixty-Seventh Deutscher Filmpreis

Berlin, April 18, 2017castLabs, a digital video technology and services company, has today announced a partnership with pantaflix.com, the innovative Video-on-Demand (VOD) platform launched by PANTALEON Entertainment AG, to provide the Deutscher Filmpreis with secure multi-device video playback of 2017’s nominated films.

The Deutscher Filmpreis is Germany’s most prestigious cultural award ceremony honouring cinematic achievements in the German film industry. Now in its sixty-seventh year, the ceremony will take place on April 28th in Berlin, Germany.

Exclusively appointed by Deutschen Filmakademie to securely provide academy members with the pre-selection nominated films for review over the Internet, pantaflix.com sought proven video delivery solutions for multi-device, video playback in 5.1 quality sound and HD stream quality.

pantaflix.com chose to partner with castLabs for its security-audited end-to-end video delivery solutions including Video Toolkit, for content encoding and encryption; DRMtoday, for cloud-based DRM licensing across all major DRM systems; and PRESTOplay video player SDKs for DRM enabled playback across browsers, iOS and Android devices.

“The jury selection procedure requires DRM protection of nominated films and presentation across multiple devices in high quality HD streaming and audio, necessitating a video solutions provider with a proven track record such as castLabs”, said Dan Maag, CEO of PANTAFLIX and PANTALEON Entertainment AG.

“We’re delighted to be working in partnership with pantaflix.com, simplifying content preparation, content delivery, DRM-protection, licensing management, and playback for the Deutscher Filmpreis selection process”, said Dr. Susanne Guth-Orlowski, VP Sales and Business Development of castLabs. “This project demonstrates the versatility of castLabs solutions to provide secure, quality video experiences. Our technology is used along the entire value chain of film making, from filming to post-production across international, distributed locations.”

castLabs will be exhibiting and offering demonstrations of their full range of video delivery solutions at NAB 2017 in Las Vegas between April 24th-27th. Don’t delay in booking your meeting with castLabs.

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. 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.

About pantaflix.com

www.pantaflix.com is an innovative and cloud-based Video-on-Demand (VOD) platform, which for the first time enables filmmakers and rights owners to market their productions to a worldwide audience with just a few clicks. pantaflix.com offers immediate market access reducing the stages of the exploitation chain. 75 percent of sales go straight to the producer, 25 percent to pantaflix.com. Thus, producers receive up to 7.5 times as much revenue as from traditional platforms. The worldwide sales of VOD services amounted to 11.2 billion euros in 2015. By the year 2020 they are expected to double, as the movie watching habits of the consumer are changing sustainably – away from linear television to flexible VOD services, i.e. to digital devices such as smartphones and tablet PC’s. Through its innovative approach pantaflix.com has positioned itself for an above-average growth in this market.

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