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NAGRA 1m Canal+ Android milestone

Specialist provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions NAGRA has revealed that French pay-TV operator Canal+Group has deployed multiscreen services on more than one million Android devices using NAGRA multiscreen solutions.

The NAGRA MediaLive Secure Player pre-integrated with NAGRA’s studio-grade DRM, anyCAST PRM, allows Canal+Group to deliver a variety of Internet-enabled services in a secure environment to multiple Android-based devices through the ‘MyCanal” application. Services enabled include live, catch-up and download-to-go”, a feature enabling on-the-go viewing of video content on mobile devices.

“The launch of our app has been very successful and demonstrates an ever–increasing demand for multiscreen services on behalf of consumers,” said Frédéric Vincent, EVP Technology and Information Systems for Canal+Group. “NAGRA solutions gave us the ability to seamlessly deploy our app on multiple Android devices and in multiple regions which was a key requirement for us. We’re very pleased with the results and with what we’ve been able to accomplish using NAGRA’s solutions.”

“We congratulate Canal+Group on reaching an important milestone with their Android multiscreen application, supported by best-of-breed solutions,” said Jean-Michel Puiatti, SVP Multiscreen Product Unit for NAGRA. “In a world that is increasingly connected and fragmented – and particularly in the Android market – our modular NAGRA MediaLive and anyCAST solutions give them the edge to be well-positioned in a very fast-changing and increasingly competitive industry.”

The NAGRA MediaLive Secure Player is a key component of NAGRA’s MediaLive multiscreen product line. It extends the TV experience beyond the set-top box to open consumer electronic devices (PCs, tablets, smartphones, iOS or Android) and enables service provider to safely distribute high-value content across screens thanks to NAGRA anyCAST PRM, NAGRA’s Hollywood-approved DRM solution.

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