Advanced Television

Nagra secures OTT services

April 8, 2011

Nagra, the independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, has revealed that a growing numbers of pay-TV service providers are deploying over-the-top services on existing devices and chipsets utilising Nagra content protection solutions.

Mediaset, Italy’s leading pay-TV provider and current Nagra customer, is the latest European operator to utilise Nagra to securely deliver over-the-top video-on-demand services to its subscribers.

At the core of the solution is Nagra Media Persistent Rights Management (PRM), which provides operators like Mediaset with the foundation for delivering multiscreen services and multiple formats of video-on-demand. Offering studio-approved protection for Internet-based content, Nagra Media PRM enables early window video-on-demand services thanks to a Nagra-certified (NOCS) hardware ‘root of trust’.

Nagra and SmarDTV, both Kudelski Group companies, are working on bringing the same studio–grade level of security to connected TVs through removable security modules, also referred to as conditional access modules (CAMs). Based on the CI+ standard, these hybrid CAMs are expected to offer access to on-demand video content and be compatible with existing TV sets.

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