SmarDTV, Nagra, Samsung enable connected TV VoD
SmarDTV and Nagra, both Kudelski Group companies and Samsung Electronics have successfully combined CI Plus and HbbTV with DRM to enable video-on-demand for OTT networks directly to iDTVs without the use of a STB. The system integrates the Nagra Gravity User Interface running in HbbTV on Samsung 2012 TV models allowing Nagra PRM protected content be streamed over IP to the TV using adaptive bitrate streaming and then descrambled by the CI Plus SmarCAM module from SmarDTV. The solution is fully compliant with CI Plus v1.3 and uses open standard interfaces including the Open IPTV forum DRM interface.
“We believe that the addition of OTT IP based video-on-demand using DRM to our CI Plus SmarCAM portfolio is providing operators, service providers, and consumers with a real option for ensuring the security, renewability and interoperability of their OTT video services” said Conor Ryan, Vice President of Marketing at SmarDTV. “By adding DRM to the successful CI Plus specification we have the ideal solution for operators wishing to securely deploy VOD using IP networks. The use of a CAM for DRM allows the security provider to ensure maintenance and upgrades of the security system separately from the host device and provides an operator-controlled hardware based root of trust solution to the operator.”