NAGRA, a Kudelski Group company and independent provider of content protection and multiscreen TV solutions, has announced the launch of a secure multiscreen solution with pay-TV operator Ultravision, part of the Ultra Telecom group, in Mexico. The solution marks the first cloud deployment of the Conax GO Live solution in Mexico.
Ultravision’s new multiscreen service UltraTV, which is expected to launch this month, will enable its subscribers to watch the linear pay-TV channels in Puebla, Mexico using their iOS or Android mobile devices. It will also offer advanced features like start-over, catch-up and trick-play with full Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) functionality on linear TV channels enabling a 24/7 service.
“We wanted to launch an IPTV multiscreen service very fast, without the complexity,” said Patricio Zorrilla, CEO, Ultravision. “Cost-efficiency was also a key consideration in a low ARPU market like Mexico, and after evaluating different options, we decided to move forward with the Conax GO Live solution delivered as a service operating on Amazon Web Services (AWS), integrated with Conax Contego, our content security platform. It is the perfect extension enabling us to launch linear TV channels quickly and effortlessly on mobile consumer devices.”
Tom Wirth, Senior VP Sales, Americas, for NAGRA, added: “This deployment is yet another milestone for NAGRA in embracing the public cloud to provide off-the-shelf content security to pay-TV operators worldwide. It delivers all the key components of an end-to-end solution in a way that is fast to deploy, scales at the pace of customer growth, handles viewing peaks with ease and keeps content safe.”