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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

NAGRA and Samsung’s TVkey Selected as CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree

  • TVkey is the first direct-to-TV pay-TV solution that allows consumers to enjoy 4K Ultra HD and HDR content directly on new TV sets
  • USB dongle enables easy and secure access to premium pay-TV content without the need for a set-top box
  • Samsung and NAGRA to demo TVkey for the first time in North America at CES® 2017

Cheseaux, Switzerland and Seoul, Korea – November 29, 2016 – NAGRA, a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) company and the world's leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, and Samsung Electronics, today announced that the TVkey USB dongle has been named a CES 2017 Innovation Award Honoree in the Home Audio/Video Components and Accessories category. 

TVkey allows consumers to enjoy premium content directly on new TV sets through a simple sign-up process with their pay-TV provider and experience high-quality services, including 4K Ultra HD and HDR, directly on selected Samsung TVs using the TV remote control. The system provides the highest level of content protection and the USB dongle offers a fast and secure way for pay-TV operators to bring advanced services directly to new consumer TV sets.

“With TVkey, pay-TV operators now have an easy and secure end-to-end approach to connect consumers to the content they love, without the need for additional investment or equipment costs,” said Maurice Van Riek, SVP Content and Asset Security for NAGRA. “From accessibility to high-quality content and to 4K Ultra HD televisions that will enhance the user experience, TVkey is a game changer in how consumers will approach their in-home entertainment options, making this a product that stands apart in the market.”

“The TVkey approach allows consumers to access the widest range of premium and UHD TV content directly on their TV sets,” said Jong-hee Han, Executive Vice President, Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “With TVkey, consumers can insert the USB dongle in their new TVs, register with their pay-TV operators and start enjoying their favorite programming on the spot.” 

The TVkey framework is based on a NAGRA-designed root of trust that communicates securely with the TVkey dongle and the TVkey chip in newer-model Samsung TVs. This creates a secure media path and enables strict enforcement of usage rules as required by Hollywood for the protection of high-value content. For more information about TVkey, please visit www.tvkey.com.

The annual CES Innovation Awards celebrates outstanding product design and engineering in brand-new consumer technology products. Award entries are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the trade media.

NAGRA will showcase TVkey for the first time in North America at CES 2017, January 5-8, in Las Vegas, at the Venetian Meeting Rooms, San Polo 3501A.

About NAGRA
NAGRA, a digital TV division of the Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S), provides security and multiscreen user experience solutions for the monetization of digital media. The company offers content providers and DTV operators worldwide secure, open and integrated platforms and applications over broadcast, broadband and mobile platforms, enabling compelling and personalized viewing experiences. Please visit dtv.nagra.com for more information and follow us on Twitter at @nagrakudelski.

Contacts:
Ivan Schnider
Marketing Communications
+41 21 732 09 40
ivan.schnider@nagra.com

Christine Oury
Marketing Communications
+1 415 962 5433
christine.oury@nagra.com

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