|Nagra, a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) company and the world's leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, together with KAON (KOSDAQ: KAONMEDIA), a world-leading provider in broadband customer premise equipment (CPE) and connected home solutions, announced today that they are joining forces in a new streaming platform designed to accelerate time-to-market of Android TV-based services for pay-TV operators.
The joint solution will enable an end-to-end streaming platform for the delivery of OTT and hybrid Android TV-based services and offered through the Nagra Android Fast Track program. Pre-integrated with Nagra security clients, including Nagra Connect and Nagra Protect, and a new hybrid set-top box designed by KAON and based on the Broadcom BCM7268 chipset, the solution will enable the delivery of advanced TV features in a highly secure and cost-effective environment, in full compliance with the Google MediaCAS framework for Android TV deployments.
“We are excited to work with KAON and Broadcom to offer a new solution to pay-TV operators that is designed to accelerate time to market of Android TV-based services,” said Maurice Van Riek, SVP and Head of Content and Asset Security at Nagra. “We look forward to leveraging our expertise in securing Android TV deployments and our Fast Track ecosystem to drive even more opportunities for pay-TV operators wanting to take advantage of the Android TV opportunity while helping them protect their premium content assets from new forms of piracy.”
“We are very pleased to get on-board the Android TV journey together with Nagra and Broadcom to enable a fast and secure way for pay-TV operators to adopt Android TV through the Nagra Android Fast Track Program” said, Edward Shin, Executive VP, Head of Global Business Development of KAON. “KAON is the first provider to enable MediaCAS together with Broadcom and Nagra on Android TV safeguarding pay-TV operators’ content revenue generating streams and guaranteeing scalability with a standardized TV framework for their pay-TV services.”
Leveraging a long-standing experience in Android-based OTT and hybrid TV, the Nagra Android Fast Track program combines a highly secure and fully featured ecosystem of technologies, partners and services to successfully plan hybrid and OTT deployments and help operators execute on the Android TV journey.
Nagra Connect and Nagra Protect deliver Hollywood-grade cardless security for connected and non-connected use cases. They are driven by the Nagra Security Services Platform and are key components of Nagra’s scalable service protection offering which goes beyond CAS and DRM to secure premium content over any network and to any device, including Android TV. Nagra content protection solutions meet Hollywood requirements for premium content like 4K Ultra HD and HDR and provide full support for the Google MediaCAS framework as part of the Nagra Android Fast Track program for pay-TV operators.
The joint solution will be on display at the APAC Android TV Summit next November 12-14, 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand.