Nagra powers OTT service for Spain pay-TV operator DIGITAL+

Launch of Nagra Over-the-Top solution powering iPLUS set-top box-based on demand services
PC/tablet/smartphone on demand and linear TV services to be launched later this year
Nagra Multi-screen solution enables operator-controlled delivery of Over-the-Top services and seamless cross-device experience

Cheseaux, Switzerland – February 10th, 2011– Nagra, independent provider of value-added content protection and multi-screen television solutions, and DIGITAL+, apay-TV operator in Spain, have announced the launch of “DIGITAL+ a la carta”, an Over-The-Top VOD and linear TV service powered and secured by Nagra and available to subscribers of the DIGITAL+ satellite service.

“We are excited to expand our offering to our subscribers with a full VOD catalogue for TV and PC that provides the flexibility viewers have come to expect in the way they consume content,” said Adolfo Remacha CTO at DIGITAL+. “Nagra’s solutions have made it easy for us to quickly deploy these new services, ensuring the best possible viewing experience for our subscribers and minimizing our operational costs through a common head-end.”

“DIGITAL+  has been instrumental in developing and bringing advanced digital television services to the Spanish pay-TV market and this new launch is no exception,” said Thierry Legrand, VP SMEA at Nagra. “We have a longstanding relationship with DIGITAL+ and are thrilled to continue to partner with them in delivering these value-added services to their viewers. We look forward to helping them develop their multi-screen strategy.”

“DIGITAL+ a la carta” is powered by Nagra’s multi-screen end-to-end solution. Based on advanced technologies, it allows operators like DIGITAL+ to deploy and manage a wide range of media services across multiple devices using one common platform. The solution maintains the highest security standards and ensures cross-device content security with Nagra’s Persistent Rights Management (PRM) solution, integrated with the set-top box and the Nagra Media Player (NMP) for PCs, smartphones and tablets.

“DIGITAL+ a la carta” is already available to DIGITAL+ subscribers on a iPLUS hybrid set-top box. It offers a complete VOD catalogue to viewers on both a subscription and pay-per-view basis, providing access in both standard and high definition, with catch-up TV functionality.  DIGITAL+ will launch in the coming weeks a PC-based service which will include both VOD services and a selection of the best linear channels already offered through DIGITAL+’s broadcast service. Subscription packages are consistent across both set-top box and PC services, allowing subscribers to enjoy the same programming regardless of the device they use.

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