NAGRA, the provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, has extended its content protection partnership with Taiwanese cable operator kbro to include the service provider’s new 4K Ultra HD service delivered over a hybrid cable and OTT network.
A NAGRA customer since 2009, kbro has deployed NAGRA Connect in 2018 on top of the existing NAGRA conditional access and OpenTV OTT backend platform and will enable kbro to fulfill the most rigid content protection requirements, including early release content. NAGRA will also secure the operator’s 4K Ultra HD services on Android TV in early 2019.
“As a leading supplier of content protection solutions, NAGRA has a proven track record in delivering robust security solutions that are endorsed by the studios and protect businesses from piracy,” said Alex Hsieh, Chief Technology Officer at kbro. “As such, NAGRA was the clear choice to secure this deployment, which represented a minimal upgrade to our existing platform and gives us the peace of mind that our 4K content investment remains secure.
“We are delighted to expand our partnership with kbro and secure their new 4K service and upcoming Android TV deployment,” said Stéphane Le Dréau, Senior Vice President of Sales for APAC at NAGRA. “Our content protection solutions enable kbro to fulfill their commitment to content providers and ensure the integrity of premium 4K Ultra HD content as well as content in all forms, on any network and any device. We look forward to supporting kbro as they grow their service.”
NAGRA Connect is a converged CAS/DRM client solution for connected set-top boxes and smart televisions, protecting broadcast, IPTV and operator-controlled OTT, and leveraging an adaptive security paradigm to protect any content, on any network and any device. NAGRA Connect complies with MovieLabs’ Enhanced Content Protection (ECP) requirements for 4K Ultra HD content and leverages the MediaCAS API to blend into the Android TV client ecosystem, a feature broadly supported across the security clients of NAGRA and Conax product lines.