NAGRA selected by Telecable

NAGRA, the Kudelski Group’s digital TV business and independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, has announced that its end-to-end multiscreen solution, NAGRA MediaLive, was selected by one of Mexico’s largest cable companies, Telecable, of the Hevi Group to enable its next generation TV services. NAGRA MediaLive features NAGRA’s best-of-breed technologies including NAGRA MediaAccess conditional access and studio-grade DRM, OpenTV 5 HTML5 Client ConnectWare, and the MediaLive service platform.

As NAGRA’s first cable system win in Mexico, the deal sets the stage for the country’s first-of-its-kind TV everywhere offering that will provide Telecable subscribers with access to a variety of advanced services and functionalities over time such as linear TV, video-on–demand, over-the-top, start-over and catch-up PVR features. It will also allow them to enjoy a seamless user experience across multiple screens, including smartphones, tablets, connected TVs, set-top boxes and game consoles.

“We are excited to be the first media company to launch such a comprehensive multiscreen offer to viewers in Mexico,” said Luis Vielma, Chief Operating Officer of Telecable. “By partnering with NAGRA, we are assured of the best broadcast and OTT content protection available, and combined with a flexible and modular solution such as OpenTV 5, we are ensuring a unique, seamless and interactive user experience across all screens, while giving us room to grow, innovate and extend new services on our platform.”

“Telecable is setting a new benchmark for pay-TV services in Mexico and laying the foundation for the new connected home experience,” said Tom Wirth, NAGRA’s Senior Vice President of Sales, Americas. “By choosing our tightly integrated suite of MediaLive solutions, they are setting themselves apart from the competition while offering services that their subscribers are asking for – and with OpenTV 5, they have a reliable, proven and complete middleware framework at their disposal backed by a single highly experienced supplier which allows them to avoid the pitfalls of fragmented solutions.”

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