NAGRA’S OpenTV 5 connectware wins Fierce Innovation Award

  • OpenTV 5 connectware blends broadcast and broadband allowing operators to deliver the best of television in a continually evolving pay-TV landscape
  • Award reinforces OpenTV 5’s growing momentum with leading pay-TV operators worldwide

CHESEAUX, Switzerland – November 20, 2015 - NAGRA, a digital TV division of the Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) and the world’s leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, announced today that its OpenTV 5 connectware technology was recognized at this year’s Fierce Innovation Awards:  Telecom Edition, a unique industry awards program presented by the publishers of FierceWireless, FierceTelecom and FierceCable.

The company’s OpenTV 5 connectware received top honors in the “Pay-TV, Advanced TV and Video Networks” category, which highlights the best new products, solutions and technology offered to cable-TV and satellite operators, telco-TV companies and other broadband providers that offer video content.

“OpenTV 5 is a pioneering next generation solution enabling service providers to constantly innovate and bring advanced pay-TV services to their subscribers,” said Ivan Verbesselt, SVP Group Marketing at NAGRA. “Designed from the ground up to address our increasingly connected environment, it enables pay-TV services that blend broadcast and broadband to deliver feature-rich pay-TV services with a seamless user experience across devices and networks. We are thrilled to receive this award which recognizes the growing momentum behind OpenTV 5 and the unsurpassed opportunities for growth, retention and monetization it creates for pay-TV operators.”

OpenTV 5 connectware leverages NAGRA’s longstanding experience in digital television and OpenTV’s strong heritage in the development of advanced interactive services for television. It enables  service providers to offer seamless linear TV with multiscreen and OTT, and a variety of advanced services such as catch-up and start-over, PVR and nPVR, VOD, 4K Ultra HD, social TV, HTML5 apps, and more.

Several pay-TV operators around the world have either selected or deployed OpenTV 5 connectware including Telefonica in Latin America, StarHub in Singapore, Unotel and NET Serviços in Brazil, Vodafone in Spain, as well as TBC in Taiwan and VTVCab in Vietnam.

NAGRA’s anyCAST content protection and MediaLive multiscreen solution were recognized as finalists in the program’s conditional access and multiscreen categories, respectively.

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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 provides content providers and DTV operators worldwide with secure, open and integrated platforms and applications over broadcast, broadband and mobile platforms, enabling compelling and personalized viewing experiences. Please visit for more information and follow us on Twitter at @nagrakudelski.

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