Advanced Television

NAGRA boost for Android TV security

September 17, 2018

Colin Mann @ IBC

Content protection and multiscreen television solutions provider NAGRA has announced comprehensive support for Android TV with an end-to-end content value protection ecosystem.

Following successful Android TV deployments, including Euskaltel in Spain, Canal Digital in Norway, Linknet in Indonesia and SkyLife in Korea all benefiting from its advanced content security solution, NAGRA has now expanded the support for Android TV by leveraging its comprehensive end-to-end Content Value Protection ecosystem all driven from cloud.SSP, its cloud-enabled Security Services Platform.

“We have deployed secure Android multiscreen solutions for several years. NAGRA Connect’s unique capability to elegantly and pragmatically adapt to the device security infrastructure makes it a natural fit for the inherently diverse Android device ecosystem,” claimed Maurice Van Riek, Senior Vice President Content and Asset Security for NAGRA. “Today, service providers planning an Android TV deployment can leverage NAGRA’s complete, end-to-end ecosystem to guard against any type of threat and vulnerability.”

Separately, NAGRA revealed what it claims is a world-first in the history of digital cinema with the successful use of cloud technology and HEVC compression with myCinema, a cloud-based Content as a Service (CaaS) that brings together content creators, cinema owners, and movie lovers to enjoy exciting entertainment.

Emagine Entertainment, a US movie theatre circuit and myCinema exhibition licensee, collaborated in the deployment of the NAGRA technology at its Royal Oak Cinema in Detroit, with the presentation of the first-run movie, Ideal Home, starring Paul Rudd, earlier in the summer of 2018.

The new technology milestone makes use of robust content distribution technologies and security components from NAGRA’s cloud-based OTT streaming and Security Services platforms to provide a significant reduction in content distribution and storage costs for cinema owners while improving the content’s visual quality.

“This is the first-time audiences have enjoyed a feature length film leveraging advanced digital compression technology via a NAGRA-secured myCinema theatre premise equipment (TPE),” said Jean-Luc Jezouin, SVP Business Development at NAGRA. “The plug-and-play experience of the myCinema solution offers a significant leap in digital cinema distribution technology, alleviating enormous costs experienced with traditional Digital Cinema Prints (DCP).”

“Since the successful launch of myCinema at CinemaCon 2018, NAGRA has licensed dozens of myCinema exhibition partners, representing more than 200 cinema properties,” added Jezouin. “To complete this exciting new era of technological innovation we have licensed the cinematic distribution rights for first-run movies, alternative content, foreign language films, esports, live play, opera and other offerings.  This new cloud-based distribution system offers an innovative way forward delivering tangible ROI for theatres from a continually growing database of content.”



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