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Telefónica, NAGRA launch PlayRenfe on AVE trains

NAGRA, a Kudelski Group company and independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, has announced that Spanish telco Telefónica has launched ‘PlayRenfe’, an infotainment service, available to travellers on Alta Velocidad Española (AVE) high speed trains operated by Renfe, the state-owned rail network.

PlayRenfe is a complete entertainment streaming platform that goes beyond on-board WiFi access to provide passengers with access to Movistar+ content. A catalogue is available to passengers equipped with an open device (smartphone, tablet or PC) via a downloadable PlayRenfe application and web portal. The new service is powered and secured by the NAGRA MediaLive platform and studio-approved DRM.

“Our goal for this project was not only to provide a unique and high-quality experience to Renfe passengers, but to deliver a reliable and advanced service in a highly challenging environment–this required an expertise that few technology companies can provide. NAGRA is one of these companies and the launch of PlayRenfe would not have been possible without their support,” said Fernando Enrile, TV Product Director at Telefónica. “By leveraging our existing OTT video platform powered by NAGRA’s technology, we are able to deploy a reliable and secure solution for Renfe with exclusive content and the best mix of entertainment and information services for their passengers.”

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