Novatek and NAGRA partner to power next-generation TV chipsets

NAGRA, a Kudelski Group company and provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, along with Novatek, a silicon solution provider, have announced that Novatek’s next generation TV chipsets will support both NAGRA Connect and TVkey Cloud.

In the first phase, Novatek will use a Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) based device security framework to support NAGRA Connect. In the next phase, as part of its 2020 silicon roadmap, Novatek will additionally onboard silicon support for TVkey Cloud, the next generation enhanced content protection for Smart TVs.

NAGRA Connect and TVkey Cloud are going to be managed through the NAGRA cloud Security-as-a-Service platform enabling a wide range of broadcast, IPTV and OTT service models.

Speaking about the partnership, JH Chang, Senior Vice President, Novatek, said: “The collaboration with NAGRA is a great partnership as it enables Novatek to provide a robust security solution. We look forward to working closely with NAGRA and shortening development cycle for TV brands to launch premium pay-TV services.”

TVkey Cloud enabled Smart TVs allow consumers to immediately access premium broadcast content on their new Smart TVs through a TV app with the ease of access as the established OTT service providers.

TVkey Cloud is open to a wide ecosystem of industry players, including conditional access vendors and TV manufacturers, and complies with MovieLabs requirements for Enhanced Content Protection of 4K Ultra HD, HDR and early release content.

“The Smart TV keeps gaining traction as a preferred device for media entertainment. With our portfolio of direct-to-TV content protection solutions, we offer both consumers and service providers a cost-optimized path to a premium and convenient service,” said Maurice Van Riek, SVP Content and Asset Security for NAGRA. He added: “We are pleased to welcome Novatek to our Smart TV solution portfolio. This marks an important step in growing the ecosystem of TV manufacturers that enable TV enjoyment directly on the smart TV without additional hardware.”