Grupo Express Looks to NAGRA to Protect OTT Service (MESA)


Argentinian cable and broadband provider Grupo Express has tapped NAGRA and its multi-DRM technology to protect its new OTT service, NOW Express, on set-top boxes and portable devices.

The integrated multiscreen solution, delivered in partnership with Latin American partner BOLD MSS, NAGRA’s technology offers a comprehensive set of features, including secure delivery of linear and time-shifted services, interactive applications, and integration with third-party OTT platforms.

“With NOW Express, our subscribers have access today to a feature-rich OTT streaming service on multiple devices,” said Gabriel Forenza, Grupo Express’ CTO. “By leveraging advanced solutions and specifically the multi-DRM capabilities of our existing Contego platform, we were able to deploy quickly, seamlessly and efficiently.”

Xavier Fustagueras, SVP of sales, Americas, for NAGRA, added: “We are excited to support Grupo Express in the launch of new OTT services and help them extend their reach to Argentina’s major cities. By adding NAGRA’s multi-DRM capabilities to their existing platform, Grupo Express can deliver a compelling service to a range of devices with the peace of mind that their premium content is secure.”

For Grupo Express, NAGRA’s multi-DRM is fully integrated into the existing NAGRA Contego platform, and supports PlayReady, Widevine and FairPlay DRMs.

“We are pleased to partner with NAGRA and provide Grupo Express with the best technology available for hybrid platforms,” said Ariel Droyeski, commercial manager of BOLD MSS. “Our partnership allows Latin American operators like Grupo Express offer its subscribers high quality OTT solutions with the expertise of the world’s leading digital security companies, such as NAGRA, combined with our most advanced solutions for content distribution.”