VoD and Live Content Protection Simplified with DRMtoday for France’s M6 Group

Berlin, July 11, 2018 – castLabs, a global pioneer in premium digital video technology, has announced the deployment of multi-DRM license delivery network technology at M6 Group, one of France’s largest private media groups, across its VoD and live streaming digital platform 6play.

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Adopting HTML5 playback, M6 Group then sought a proven solution to simplify the task of digital rights management (DRM) licensing across all screens. The chosen solution would be required to handle a large number of license requests per-day as the 6play digital platform is the repository for a large variety of multi-genre content from M6, France’s most profitable private television station, and its associated 13 digital satellite and cable channels.

castLabs’ DRMtoday single API integration enabled M6 Group to support the multitude of DRM technologies necessary to reach all screens without hassle. DRMtoday also supported integration alongside ad-insertion technologies crucial for 6play’s AVOD business model, and technology partner integrations for live encoding, transcoding, and transmuxing – including Unified Streaming Platform’s Unified Origin.

Built on reliable AWS infrastructure, DRMtoday ensures high availability and fault tolerant redundancy between license server and device, delivering an optimal playback experience for authorized 6play users.

“With billions of licenses delivered worldwide and reliable AWS back-end infrastructure, M6 Group entrusted their confidence in castLabs’ proven multi-DRM solution DRMtoday”, said Michael Stattmann, CEO at castLabs.

“castLabs engineers smoothed the important step to move from legacy DRMs and players to latest OTT technology. The integration of DRMtoday has been effortless, and we can now with certainty provide our viewers with a reliable, high performance playback experience while meeting strict studio requirements for DRM protected content”, said Valéry Gerfaud EVP Digital Innovation Technology at Groupe M6.

About castLabs

castLabs pioneers software and cloud services for digital video markets worldwide. Their solutions enable the playback of DRM-secured premium content over a large selection of consumer devices and platforms for high-quality video experiences. castLabs’ range of applications and services include DRMtoday licensing, PRESTOplay player SDKs, and Video Toolkit processing. castLabs is based in Los Angeles, California, and Berlin, Germany. To learn more about castLabs products and services, please visit our website at castLabs.com.

About M6

Established in 1987 around the M6 channel, M6 Group is a powerful multimedia group offering a wide range of programming, products and services. Television (8 channels including M6, the second largest commercial channel in the French market), radio (3 stations including RTL, the leading radio station in France), as well as digital, content production and acquisition, e-commerce, cinema, music, events, etc. Leveraging its brands and content, M6 Group has gradually expanded its operations through targeted diversification activities and innovative offerings such as 6play, its digital platform launched in 2013 (22 million registered users and more than one billion videos viewed in 2017). Its goal is to develop synergies between its brands in order to respond to the expectations of its various audiences and their new viewing patterns. For more information, please visit: http://www.groupem6.fr/.

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