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NAGRA ENABLES OVER ONE MILLION ACTIVE DEVICES FOR CANAL+ SPAIN’S OVER-THE-TOP SERVICE
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  • NAGRA MediaLive enables CANAL+ Spain to deliver its over-the-top “CANAL+ Yomvi” service to more than one million active devices, marking a 182 percent growth in usage over the last year
  • Milestone reinforces multiscreen TV as a core feature of the CANAL+ pay-TV offering in Spain

Cheseaux, Switzerland – April 29, 2014 – NAGRA, the Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) digital TV business and the world’s leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, announced today that its multiscreen solution, NAGRA MediaLive, is enabling over one million active devices for CANAL+ Yomvi, the over-the-top offering of CANAL+ Spain, a leading NAGRA customer. This milestone marks a 182 percent growth in usage over the last 12 months ended January 2014 of the CANAL+ Yomvi service. The CANAL+ Yomvi service streams over the internet premium live and on-demand content to hybrid set-top boxes, PCs, game consoles, connected TVs, as well tablets and smartphones.

“We are extremely pleased to witness the fast growing usage of the Yomvi service by our subscribers since its launch in 2011”, said Guillermo Mercader, General Manager of CANAL+ Yomvi. “Our vision that a successful multiscreen TV offering must provide access to our best channels and programs is confirmed by the growth we experienced over the last year. It also brings us closer to our goal of delivering our service to our entire subscriber base.” “With Yomvi, we pioneered the launch of an OTT TV platform that can deliver premium content on a massive scale to drive our PayTV business forward. Working closely with NAGRA and other partners, our teams have excelled at building up our expertise to make such a complex service both user-friendly and resilient to network constraints,” said Adolfo Remacha, CTO of Canal+ Spain.

“The success of the Yomvi multiscreen service is a clear indication that consumers appreciate the true value and convenience of multiscreen TV,” said Jean-Michel Puiatti, Senior Vice President of NAGRA’s Multiscreen Product Unit. “It also shows that bringing premium, broadcast quality, live and on-demand content to multiple devices requires a powerful TV-centric end-to-end solution that meets content owner security requirements, reaches a broad range of devices and scales to support a large number of users – and this is what MediaLive provides.

”The platform is secured by NAGRA MediaAccess content protection technologies, key components of the NAGRA MediaLive solution, ensuring the delivery of premium content to every screen.

CANAL+ Spain is the leading pay-TV satellite television provider in Spain serving more than 1.6 million subscribers.

About NAGRA
NAGRA, the 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 with secure, open, integrated platforms and applications over broadcast, broadband and mobile platforms, enabling compelling and personalized viewing experiences. Please visit www.nagra.com/dtv for more information and follow us on Twitter at @nagrakudelski.

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