NDS multi-platform DRM
August 31, 2011
NDS has launched its next generation DRM solution for multi-platform pay-TV: VideoGuard Connect. It says the solution provides end-to-end protection of an operator’s service, using the unique security capabilities of each individual platform.
VideoGuard Connect is designed to help TV operators to seamlessly extend their pay-TV services to connected media devices. It enables the secure ingestion, delivery and consumption of premium content over both managed and OTT networks whilst maintaining subscription privileges across devices.
With VideoGuard Connect, the DRM for multi-platform pay-TV, platform operators are able to deploy linear channels, on-demand content and download services on the most popular devices, delivered over the open Internet utilising content delivery optimisation technologies from NDS.
Nigel Smith, VP and Chief Marketing Officer, NDS, said: “VideoGuard Connect allows TV operators to incorporate OTT into a more compelling and complete suite of TV services without compromising the security or reliability of the platform. Highly rated by an independent security audit and approved by all of the major US studios, VideoGuard Connect enables our customers to extend their businesses into the OTT space and onto multiple devices.
DirecTV, one of the leading US providers of digital television, has already selected VideoGuard Connect to protect and enable its multi-platform OTT and home networking services.