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Telefónica deploys NAGRA content protection to its network

Kudelski Group’s NAGRA has deployed their Security Services Platform (SSP) managing the NAGRA Connect client for Telefónica, a telecommunications player, to secure its Movistar IPTV service and 4K Ultra HD content in different countries with newest STBs. This is the first deployment by NAGRA SSP and NAGRA Connect for a telco provider in an IPTV environment.

This new security platform provides Telefónica with a single, 4K-ready content protection system capable of securing multiple devices types, from existing set-top boxes to next generation set-top boxes, as well as multiple use cases as required by the operator regarding live TV. It will also benefit content owners, offering security for premium and enhanced content, such as 4K.

Commenting on the deployment, Maurice Van Riek, SVP Content and Asset Security for NAGRA, said: “We are proud that Telefónica has selected NAGRA as their security partner for their worldwide IPTV deployments. The NAGRA SSP provides a single suite of solutions to address every content protection need and provides a scalable and modular system for managing multiple environments across existing and newer generation set-top boxes. Together with the Connect client, Telefónica has a 4K and IP-ready content protection solution that can deploy across device generations, regions and markets.”

NAGRA SSP goes beyond simple CAS and DRM management to give service providers complete control of content value protection across their networks, devices and use cases, and can be deployed on an operator’s premises or in the cloud, in a software-as-a-service model (SaaS). Its connect client provides cable and IPTV service providers with a native IP security solution that combines CAS and DRM solutions into a single client supporting connected broadcast, IPTV, operator and third-party OTT delivery (including Netflix), and in-home distribution.

The connect client features a unique adaptive security concept that pragmatically leverages the security infrastructure of any client device to uniformly address a wide range of STB generations, all from one single platform. The NAGRA SSP and its range of security solutions fully support Movielabs’ Enhanced Content Protection (ECP) profile Hollywood-approved for 4K Ultra HD content.