NAGRA, a Kudelski Group company and independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, along with Novatek, silicon solution provider, have announced that Novatek’s next generation TV chipsets will natively support both NAGRA Connect and TVkey Cloud.
In a first phase Novatek will use a Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) based device security framework to support NAGRA Connect, the converged CAS/DRM solution for connected set-top boxes and smart televisions, protecting broadcast, IPTV and operator-controlled OTT. In a next phase and as part of its 2020 silicon roadmap, Novatek will additionally onboard silicon support for TVkey Cloud, the next generation Enhanced Content Protection for Smart TVs equipped with market-proven TVkey hardware-based root of trust.
“The collaboration with NAGRA is a great partnership as it enables Novatek to provide a robust security solution” said J.H. Chang, Senior Vice President, Novatek. “We look forward to working closely with NAGRA and shortening development cycle for TV brands to launch premium pay-TV services.”
“The Smart TV keeps gaining traction as a preferred device for media entertainment. With our portfolio of direct-to-TV content protection solutions, we offer both consumers and service providers a cost-optimised path to a premium and convenient service,” said Maurice Van Riek, SVP Content and Asset Security for NAGRA. “We are pleased to welcome Novatek to our Smart TV solution portfolio. This marks an important step in growing the ecosystem of TV manufacturers that enable TV enjoyment directly on the smart TV without additional hardware.”