NAGRA showcases smart solutions for the OTT era at CommunicAsia 2018

Demonstrations highlight how service providers and content owners can address key trends shaping the future of pay-TV in the Asia-Pacific region and include OTT, Android TV, direct-to-TV solutions and anti-piracy services.

Cheseaux, Switzerland – June 14, 2018 – NAGRA, a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) company and the world's leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, will showcase smart solutions for the OTT era on Booth 1J2-01 at CommunicAsia 2018, taking place June 26-28, at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore. According to the Pay-TV Innovation Forum, catering to OTT and mobile-first users, adopting new business modes and combatting streaming piracy are among the top five trends shaping the next generation of video offerings across the region.

“The pay-TV industry is growing more competitive and diverse than ever before, and the lines between traditional pay-TV and OTT are increasingly blurred,” said Stéphane Le Dréau, Senior Vice President Sales & Services APAC at NAGRA. “It has never been more critical for pay-TV providers and content owners to understand how they can leverage this new market environment to their benefit. Our showcase at CommunicAsia will highlight the smart solutions that can help them deliver the services and solutions that are critical to enabling the next generation of pay-TV and OTT services and the next phase of growth in the region.”

Demonstrations will include:

OpenTV Signature Edition 
OpenTV Signature Edition is the most complete, ready-to-deploy and always evolved OTT video ecosystem to enable effective service monetization and help pay-TV operators build a better video business. Powered by the latest OpenTV technologies, it is designed to maximize content value, while optimizing the experience – not just for the end-user but also in deployment and operations, and delivers a unified, intuitive and seamless user experience across all screens through the brand-new OpenTV Ion UI. It elegantly blends both traditional and modern paths to linear and on-demand content translating today’s fragmented content landscape into a gratifying viewing experience. 

OpenTV Signature Edition also integrates an Android TV Operator Tier solution offering the best of broadcast and IP services with NAGRA content protection, allowing providers to easily on-board SVOD services to deliver a unique and new user experience.

Turnkey, multi-DRM OTT with Conax GO Live
Conax GO Live is a turnkey end-to-end OTT solution for streaming live TV to Android and iOs devices with a guaranteed deployment time of less than 30 days. Leveraging the multi-DRM capability of the cloud-enabled Conax Contego content security platform and best of breed partners for encoding and CDN, Conax GO Live gives consumers access to live TV channels with start-over, catch-up and full EPG, as well as fast channel zapping. 

Anti-Piracy Services and Watermarking
Service providers and content owners alike will learn how to leverage NAGRA Anti-Piracy Services and NexGuard forensic watermarking for any OTT system and any workflow to fight the growing scale and sophistication of ever-evolving piracy threats, whether on broadcast systems or the growing threat of IPTV piracy using Kodi add-ons, to find and stop illegal distribution of channels, live events and movies. 

TVkey, Direct-to-TV Solution
TVkey, the secure and consumer-friendly direct-to-TV solution by NAGRA and Samsung, 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 content, including 4K Ultra HD and HDR, directly on all Samsung Smart 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.

At the ConnecTechAsia Summit
NAGRA will be a featured speaker in four sessions of the ConnecTechAsia Summit:

  • Day 2 at 12:10 p.m.: “The Price War in the OTT Battlefield,” featuring Stéphane Le Dréau, Senior Vice President, Sales and Operations, APAC; 
  • Day 2 at 2 p.m.: “StarHub Case Study: Planning and Designing the IP Broadcast Facility,” featuring Bee Lian Ong, Vice President, Interactive TV and Media Engineering, StarHub, and Chrystophe Clément, Senior Director, Business Development and TV SI Practice Leader, APAC;
  • Day 3 at 11:00 a.m.: “Rise of the “Managed” OTT STB: Battle For Home Entertainment Intensifies,” and at 1:00 p.m.: “The Light of Artificial Intelligence,” two panels featuring Simon Trudelle, Senior Director Product Marketing.