NAGRA, a Kudelski Group company and independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, is securing a new hybrid satellite/mobile service for South Korean satellite broadcaster and current NAGRA customer KT SkyLife.
The new mobile satellite TV service, SkyLife LTE TV (SLT), is the world’s first hybrid media service that allows passengers in cars and buses to enjoy high-definition satellite programming in real-time “on-the-go” and without interruption caused from traveling in heavy rain or through South Korea’s tunnels. By providing an LTE backup signal via KT LTE network, it enables a seamless viewing experience when vehicles enter or leave areas with a weak satellite signal.
“With SkyLife SLT, passengers in cars and buses can now enjoy SkyLife’s high-quality programming in the comfort of their vehicles, without worrying about missing any part of their favorite programming,” said Han Lee, KT SkyLife CTO. “One of our main concerns was ensuring the integrity of the content as it switches from the satellite network to the mobile LTE network. NAGRA was instrumental in helping us achieve that by providing the most advanced content security technology in the market and we are pleased to extend our partnership with NAGRA to make this latest service a reality.”
“KT SkyLife have always been at the forefront of innovation and their new SkyLife LTE TV service is no exception,” said Stéphane Le Dréau, Senior Vice President Sales & Services APAC at NAGRA. “We’re delighted to be a part of a world-first and cutting-edge service that ensures KT SkyLife’s valuable high-definition content remains secure across networks and available without interruption to passengers as they travel.”
KT SkyLife expect demand for mobile services to surge with the advent of 5G and autonomous vehicles.