NAGRA, Taiwan’s kbro Extend Content Protection Partnership


Content protection and multiscreen TV solutions provider NAGRA has announced an extended partnership with kbro, Taiwan’s No. 1 cable operator, to offer content protection solutions for the provider’s new 4K Ultra HD service. NAGRA will also secure kbro’s 4K Android TV deployment in the coming months.

The two have been working together since 2009, and in 2018 kbro deployed the NAGRA Connect DRM client solution for connected set-top boxes and smart TVs. The new arrangement will see the cable operator protect early release content across its platforms.

“As a leading supplier of content protection solutions, NAGRA has a proven track record in delivering robust security solutions that are endorsed by the studios and protect businesses from piracy,” said Alex Hsieh, CTO for kbro. “As such, NAGRA was the clear choice to secure this deployment, which represented a minimal upgrade to our existing platform and gives us the peace of mind that our 4K content investment remains secure.

Stéphane Le Dréau, SVP of sales for APAC for NAGRA, added: “We are delighted to expand our partnership with kbro and secure their new 4K service and upcoming Android TV deployment. Our content protection solutions enable kbro to fulfill their commitment to content providers and ensure the integrity of premium 4K Ultra HD content as well as content in all forms, on any network and any device. We look forward to supporting kbro as they grow their service.”

NAGRA Connect complies with MovieLabs’ Enhanced Content Protection (ECP) requirements for 4K Ultra HD content, and additionally leverages the MediaCAS API to blend into the Android TV client ecosystem.