Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland, and Phoenix, Ariz. -- Nagra, a Kudelski Group company and a leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, today announced telecommunications provider Telefónica has deployed the Nagra Security Services Platform (SSP) to manage the ConnNagraect client to secure its Movistar IPTV service and 4K Ultra HD content in multiple countries with newest STBs. This marks the first deployment of the Nagra SSP and Nagra Connect with a telco provider in an IPTV environment.
This security platform gives Telefónica one 4K-ready content protection system able to secure multiple devices types, from existing set-top boxes to next generation set-top boxes, plus multiple use cases as required by the operator regarding live TV. It will also benefit content owners, assuring them of the highest level of security for premium and enhanced content -- such as 4K -- and consumers, enabling access to new IPTV services in the operator's newest markets, as well as to high-quality 4K content using a new generation of set-top boxes.
"We are proud that Telefónica has selected Nagra as their security partner for their worldwide IPTV deployments," said Maurice Van Riek, senior vice president of Content and Asset Security at Nagra. "The Nagra Security Services Platform provides a single suite of solutions to address every content protection need and provides a scalable and modular system for managing multiple environments across existing and newer generation set-top boxes. Together with the Connect client, Telefónica has a robust and comprehensive 4K and IP-ready content protection solution that can seamlessly deploy across device generations, regions and markets."
The Nagra Security Services Platform (SSP) goes beyond simple CAS and DRM management to give service providers complete control of content value protection across all of their networks, devices and use cases, and can be deployed on an operator's premises or in the cloud, in a software-as-a-service model (SaaS). Its Connect client provides cable and IPTV service providers with a native IP security solution that combines the best of CAS and DRM solutions into a single client supporting connected broadcast, IPTV, operator and third-party OTT delivery (including Netflix), and in-home distribution.
The Connect client features a unique Adaptive Security concept that pragmatically leverages the security infrastructure of any client device to uniformly address a wide range of STB generations, all from one single platform. The Nagra SSP and its range of security solutions fully support Movielabs' Enhanced Content Protection (ECP) profile Hollywood-approved for 4K Ultra HD content.
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