Spanish broadband communication and entertainment provider ONO has turned to Nagravision to secure its next generation, hybrid television platform. The platform will be the first broadband/broadcast content delivery network in Spain, combining traditional pay-TV services with the internet and delivered over ONO’s exclusive fibre-optic network.
Nagravision’s conditional access will secure all of ONO’s next generation services which are expected to feature existing value-added services such as video-on-demand and pay-per-view as well as new and advanced PVR functionality. The offer will combine ONO’s pay-TV service with access to internet-based content enabling ONO viewers to benefit from more content choices.
The new agreement also further extends the relationship between both parties. Nagravision will provide security technology in addition to the existing information management (IMS) and content management systems (CMS) already used by ONO. The Nagravision latest conditional access will be integrated in all next generation set top boxes deployed by ONO including both PVR platforms and traditional “non-PVR” STBs.
“Providing state-of-the-art services to our customers has always been our top priority. This is why we have partnered with leaders in the Digital TV space such as Nagravision to implement and launch our next generation services,” said Paul Healy, ONO’s Television Director. “We have a strong relationship with the Nagravision team and their multiplatform solutions will enable us to continue to deliver on the high quality pledge we have made to our customers.”
The launch of ONO’s next generation television platform is expected to occur in 2011 and will initially serve ONO’s fibre optic network customers. ONO’s television services currently reach nearly one million viewers in Spain.