ContentArmor Joins Partners to Supply Forensic Watermarking for Virtual Film Fests

Bitstream watermarking vendor ContentArmor has partnered up with video delivery solutions provider castLabs and cloud-based media asset management firm BitCine Technologies to offer up a new virtual film festival platform being used by more 100 festivals worldwide.

The CineSend Virtual Festival platform — created in response to the closure of in-person film festivals due to the COVID-19 pandemic — allows film festivals to launch VOD platforms on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Android TV, Tizen, and webOS, and features white-labelled branding opportunities and includes ContentArmor forensic watermarking and multi-DRM services to protect content using Widevine, PlayReady, and FairPlay Streaming DRM technologies.

“When we evaluated the market, we found castLabs and their partner ContentArmor to offer the most complete and comprehensive solution to meet our strict security requirements for studio content,” said Colin Carter, CEO of CineSend.

ContentArmor helped develop a server-based solution that allows CineSend to deploy session-based watermarking on HLS and MPEG-DASH content, without the need for third-party libraries, the companies said.

“Our bitstream watermarking technology is a perfect fit to secure the distribution of exclusive content in virtual festivals. It provides Hollywood approved security for both VOD and live events,” said Alain Durand, CEO at ContentArmor.