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Vodafone TV Taps NAGRA for Security Services

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Telecommunications firm Vodafone has tapped NAGRA and its Security Services Platform (SSP) to provide a single content value protection system for Vodafone’s TV service on multiple networks, including IPTV, hybrid broadcast and OTT, the companies announced.

Vodafone will utilize the technology (deployed as a cloud-based, software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution) where it operates in Italy, Greece, Spain and New Zealand, the NAGRA’s SSP combining the NAGRA Connect converged CAS/DRM client on STBs, along with comprehensive multi-DRM support for open devices. More European and Eastern European country deployments are expected to follow.

“As one of the world’s fastest growing broadband providers, it was critical for us to work with a partner who could deliver a solution specifically designed for converged networks, but one that is also easy to deploy and addresses our need for scale and international reach,” said Nuno Sanches, head of product development for Vodafone. “The NAGRA Security Services Platform and its cloud-based model have helped us achieve that, enabling fast-time-to-market of the VTV service.”

Thierry Legrand, SVP of sales EMEA for NAGRA, added: “Advanced multi-network service providers like Vodafone are increasingly looking to rationalize their first-generation architectures by selecting a scalable, modular, cloud-based solution to unify all aspects of their content protection needs. The NAGRA Security Services Platform allows them to do just that, regardless of which network or device they’re delivering their content to. That simplifies their operations and reduces overheads while still allowing them to meet all relevant Hollywood and sports rights holder requirements for Enhanced Content Protection.”

NAGRA content value protection solutions will be demonstrated on the NAGRA stand, Hall 1.C81, at IBC 2018 in Amsterdam (Sept. 14-18 ). For more information on NAGRA’s IBC presence, please visit dtv.nagra.com/ibc.