NAGRA highlights scalable service protection and smart content aggregation and monetisation strategies at AfricaCom 2019

At AfricaCom 2019, NAGRA will demonstrate how pay-TV operators and content owners can enable true digital transformation by embracing innovation and rethinking business models.

Cheseaux, Switzerland and Phoenix, Ariz. – October 29, 2019 – At AfricaCom 2019, the largest telecoms and technology event in Africa, NAGRA, a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) company and the world's leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, will demonstrate how pay-TV operators and content owners can enable true digital transformation by embracing innovation and rethinking business models. NAGRA’s latest technologies and solutions will be on display on stand D85 from November 12-14 at the CTICC in Cape Town, South Africa.

“The global pay-TV industry is undergoing a significant transformation, and Africa is no exception,” said Thierry Legrand, SVP for the EMEA Region at NAGRA. “As the continent goes through its own digital transformation, pay-TV operators are at a critical time in their operations where they must execute on the next phase of growth. Now more than ever, success depends on their ability to leverage all that the latest technologies have to offer to deliver the best of pay-TV with the best of streaming to African consumers, while safeguarding their content assets.”

NAGRA’s AfricaCom 2019 showcase will focus on two key areas:

Scalable Service Protection: NAGRA’s holistic approach to content protection goes beyond CAS and DRM to ensure operators are armed to overcome the many threats levied against their service – whether direct threats to content or broader threats at the service level from the increasing adoption of IoT devices. It features cloud-based solutions that scale across operations of different sizes, provide online trial options and leverage adaptive security for optimal performance across a vast client device ecosystem. They include:

- NAGRA cloud.SSP: The advanced and modular software-as-a-service (SaaS) security services platform that comprehensively addresses all dimensions of content and service protection for the connected world.
- NAGRA Connect: A unified security client that addresses both broadband and broadcast use cases in a single client technology.
Conax Contego: A unified security platform that enables ready-to-deploy solutions.
NAGRA HomeScout: An IoT solution for operators that harnesses the power of hardware and cloud-based security to enable a secure connected home.
- Conditional Access Modules (CAMs): Integrated with NAGRA content protection, CAMs enable operators to deliver premium 4K Ultra HD content directly to integrated digital TV sets (iDTVs) through broadcast or broadband IP network without the need for a set-top box.

Key components of NAGRA’s scalable service protection offering, these solutions enable operators, content owners and sports leagues to protect their premium live channels and VOD assets, while fighting the growing threat of illicit content sharing and commercial piracy. NAGRA Anti-Piracy Services and forensic watermarking technologies enable effective action by stopping piracy at the source, marking content delivered to devices, disrupting pirate content delivery infrastructure or blocking pirate service access by working with residential ISPs.

Smart aggregation and monetisation: The latest OpenTV Suite features will highlight how operators can leverage a next-generation OVP solution to deliver an elegant super-aggregated viewing experience for a broad variety of consumer device ecosystems, including Android TV. The OpenTV Platform console gives operators the ultimate tool to drive active content monetisation and content management capabilities.

Complementing OpenTV Suite’s modularity, Conax GO Live provides operators with a turnkey end-to-end OTT multiscreen solution, enabling live TV streaming and VOD to Android and iOS devices with a guaranteed deployment time of less than 30 days.

NAGRA, the digital TV division of the Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S), provides security and multiscreen user experience solutions for the monetisation  of digital media. The company provides content providers and DTV operators worldwide with secure, open and integrated platforms and applications over broadcast, broadband and mobile platforms, enabling compelling and personalised viewing experiences. Please visit for more information. Follow us on Twitter at and LinkedIn.


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