MUBI’s Apple TV app of the year nomination showcases castLabs’ PRESTOplay and DRMtoday

Berlin, November 24, 2023castLabs, global pioneer in premium digital video technology, proudly announced that PRESTOplay and DRMtoday are pivotal components within the acclaimed MUBI app, which has been nominated for the prestigious Apple TV app of the year award.

MUBI, a leading curated film streaming service renowned for its handpicked selection of classic, cult, and independent films from around the world, has garnered recognition for its exceptional user experience on the Apple TV platform. castLabs’ state-of-the-art video player technology PRESTOplay and highly scalable license delivery network DRMtoday, offering a complete set of features built on Amazon Web Services (AWS), contribute significantly to MUBI’s seamless streaming performance and high-quality content delivery. Through the integration of PRESTOplay and DRMtoday, MUBI has achieved unparalleled streaming capabilities, offering users an immersive and uninterrupted viewing experience. This nomination for Apple TV app of the year is an indication to MUBI’s commitment to excellence in delivering top-tier content and user satisfaction.

“We are thrilled to be nominated for the Apple TV app of the year. Our partnership with castLabs has been instrumental in delivering the seamless and high-quality streaming experience that our users value,” said Johannes Stühler, Head of Apps & TVs at MUBI. “Their contribution has been pivotal to provide our users an impeccable streaming experience, allowing them to enjoy our curated films seamlessly.”

“We are incredibly proud to have our video streaming technology as an integral part of MUBI’s exceptional app experience, not only on Apple TV but also across iOS, Android, Android TV, and browsers. This nomination is a testament to the synergy and relentless innovation fostered between castLabs and MUBI, highlighting our shared commitment to revolutionizing video services for audiences. Our collaboration ensures the secure delivery of DRM-protected content through our players, catering to users in more than 190 countries. Together with MUBI, we’re dedicated to making video content both secure and easily accessible worldwide,” shared Thasso Griebel, castLabs’ Technical Lead for Player Development.

The Apple TV app of the year nomination for MUBI acknowledges not only the app’s outstanding design and user interface but also the innovative technology that powers its flawless streaming capabilities. castLabs is honored to contribute to MUBI’s success and stands committed to furthering advancements in the realm of video streaming technology.

About castLabs

castLabs is a leading pioneer of software and cloud services for digital video markets worldwide to easily enable premium content streaming. Their range of applications and services are designed to help businesses deliver high-quality video experiences through protected content playback over a large selection of devices and platforms. castLabs solutions include DRMtoday multi-DRM and CAS licensing, feature-rich PRESTOplay cross-platform players, Video Toolkit cloud encoding, single-frame forensic watermarking, Widevine device and app certification, secure WebRTC end-to-end delivery, as well as expert technical consulting. Learn more at

About MUBI

MUBI is a global streaming service, production company and film distributor dedicated to elevating great cinema. MUBI makes, acquires, curates, and champions visionary films, connecting them to audiences all over the world.

MUBI is a place to discover ambitious films from iconic directors to emerging auteurs. A new hand-picked film arrives on the platform every day, each carefully chosen by MUBI’s curators. Notebook explores all sides of cinema culture — both in print and online. And with MUBI GO, members in select countries can get a free ticket every week to see the best new films in cinemas.

MUBI is the biggest community of film lovers, available across 190 countries, with more than 12 million members around the world. MUBI acquired renowned sales agent and production company The Match Factory and Match Factory Productions in January 2022.



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