NAGRA, a Kudelski Group company and independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, has announced that Vodafone has selected and deployed the NAGRA Security Services Platform (SSP). The company is using the platform to secure its multi-network TV service, Vodafone TV (VTV), across several countries including Italy, Greece, Spain and New Zealand, with more European and East European countries deployments to follow.
Deployed as a cloud-based, software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution, the NAGRA Security Services Platform enables Vodafone to secure multiple network types – including IPTV, hybrid broadcast and OTT – using a single content protection platform. The NAGRA SSP provides Vodafone with the NAGRA Connect client for converged CAS/DRM content protection, as well as the OpenTV Player to extend the viewing experience securely to portable devices.
“As one of the world’s fastest growing broadband providers, it was critical for us to work with a partner who could deliver a solution specifically designed for converged networks, but one that is also easy to deploy and addresses our need for scale and international reach,” said Nuno Sanches, Head of Product Development, Vodafone. “The NAGRA Security Services Platform and its cloud-based model have helped us achieve that, enabling fast-time-to-market of the VTV service.”
“Advanced multi-network service providers like Vodafone are increasingly looking to rationalise their first-generation architectures by selecting a scalable, modular, cloud-based solution to unify all aspects of their content protection needs, said Thierry Legrand, SVP Sales EMEA, NAGRA. “The NAGRA Security Services Platform allows them to do just that, regardless of which network or device they’re delivering their content to. That simplifies their operations and reduces overheads while still allowing them to meet all relevant Hollywood and sports rights holder requirements for Enhanced Content Protection.”