NAGRA And Openview Extend Partnership


CHE / USA: NAGRA, a Kudelski Group company, has extended its content protection partnership with Openview, South Africa’s leading free-to-air direct-to-home satellite television service provider. 
NAGRA Protect cardless content protection solutions will continue to secure eMedia, the operator’s Openview free-to-view (FTV) satellite television platform.
“Since launching our platform, we have reached 1.8 million active set-top boxes on the market, and NAGRA has been instrumental in helping us get there,” said Antonio Lee, COO of eMedia, owners of Openview. “The ability to secure our platform with NAGRA solutions has given us a competitive edge over other FTV services, giving us the ability to deliver affordable FTV content customised to our local markets.” 
“We are excited to extend our content protection partnership with Openview and continue securing the eMedia service as it continues to grow,” added Thierry Legrand, SVP EMEA for NAGRA. “Our cardless solutions are recognised worldwide for their robustness and scalability and are the most widely deployed content protection technologies in Africa. We’re pleased to continue to support Openview as they deliver new and innovative services to their viewers and be their trusted partner in securing their FTV service in South Africa.”
NAGRA Protect is a high security-level cardless solution that enables advanced control of content distribution including geographic control of an operator’s FTV content, ensuring content licensing rules are respected. It is part of the NAGRA scalable service protection offering and is driven by the NAGRA Security Services Platform, a unified and flexible security platform that goes beyond CAS and DRM to secure premium content over any network and to any device, including Android TV.
NAGRA cardless solutions are widely deployed and integrated into more than 180 different chipsets and with more than 10 set-top box partners, giving service providers freedom of choice when it comes to selecting the chip and set-top box that best meet their needs.
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