Drei Austria has chosen castLabs’ DRMtoday digital rights management (DRM) solution and PRESTOplay video player software development kits (SDKs) to secure its Drei TV streaming service on multiple platforms.


castLabs: Drei TV offers more than 50 live channels

Drei took advantage of PRESTOplay SDKs pre-integrated with DRMtoday that allowed the setup and integration process to be quick and smooth. DRMtoday offers a multi-DRM solution that is said to simplify and improve the protection of video content to deliver billions of licenses to users each year. The PRESTOplay SDK suite provides API-first player SDKs for easy player creation for a broad range of browsers and platforms. DRMtoday was also pre-integrated with the packager from Broadpeak already deployed by Drei Austria.

Helmut Ahninger, product owner of Drei TV, said: “With castLabs we found the perfect partner with a flexible and easy to integrate DRM cloud platform and an OTT player which helps us support a wide range of devices and protect our premium content.”

“We are very happy to be working with Drei Austria to help them enable protection of their content with our DRM and player solutions. Throughout the whole integration process it was easy to co-operate with their team and we have collaborated by bringing in different experts from our side and made sure we professionally covered all of the technical aspects including feature customisation,” said Michael Stattmann, CEO and founder at castLabs.

Drei TV offers more than 50 live channels, seven-day-catchup services and an app that is available on smart TVs, smartphones and tablets, PCs and Macs as well as streaming tools like the Fire TV Stick.