NAGRA Scoops "Best Content Protection Technology" Prize at the CSI Awards for the Second Year in a Row

  • NAGRA anyCAST PROTECT cardless conditional access solution wins at 14th annual CSI Awards at IBC 2016
  • NAGRA recognised for its ability to significantly raise security levels compared to other cardless solutions on the market today
  • anyCAST PROTECT is more effective than many smart card-based solutions due to extensive use of hardware-based security


Cheseaux, Switzerland, – 11 September, 2016 – NAGRA, a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) company and the world's leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, announced today that anyCAST PROTECT, NAGRA’s ground-breaking hardware-based cardless conditional access solution, won the award for “Best Content Protection Technology” during the 14th annual CSI Awards event held at the 2016 International IBC show in Amsterdam, the premier global gathering of content creation and delivery professionals.

“anyCAST PROTECT enables best-in-class content protection for pay-TV operators who want to achieve the logistics savings of cardless solutions without compromising on security,” said Christopher Schouten, Senior Director, Product Marketing, NAGRA. “As we are one of the few companies to embed our own, proven security technology into nearly every set-top box chip on the market, we provide a cardless solution that doesn’t take any software-based shortcuts and ultimately gives our customers a much lower total cost of ownership in the long term.”

anyCAST PROTECT, NAGRA’s second-generation cardless solution, distinguishes itself from the competition by its use of NAGRA On-Chip Security (NOCS) instead of relying on software obfuscation and standardized cryptography. NAGRA cardless solutions are widely deployed and integrated into more than 180 different chipsets with 11 partners, giving service providers more freedom of choice when selecting the chip and set-top box that best meets their needs.

The CSI Awards are among the most prestigious and competitive technology awards in the industry, designed to recognise and celebrate innovation and excellence in the cable, satellite, broadcast, IPTV, telco, broadband/OTT video, mobile TV and associated sectors. This is the second year in a row that NAGRA has won the award; in 2015, anyCAST CONNECT, the company’s converged CAS and DRM solution for connected devices was recognised in the same category.