Vodafone is using NAGRA’s Security Services Platform to secure its multi-network TV service across a number of countries, including Italy, Greece and Spain.
The cloud-based, software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution enables Vodafone to secure multiple network types – including IPTV, hybrid broadcast and OTT – using a single content protection platform. The NAGRA SSP also provides Vodafone with the NAGRA Connect client for converged CAS/DRM content protection, as well as the OpenTV Player to extend the viewing experience securely to portable devices.
NAGRA SSP is a single suite of solutions employed to address content protection. It is also fully modular, allowing users to manage live/on demand on IPTV, hybrid broadcast, and multi-DRM OTT environments. It can be delivered to operators as a SaaS model – as is the case with Vodafone – allowing an operator to run as a tenant on a single system, or deployed in a private cloud infrastructure.
“As one of the world’s fastest growing broadband providers, it was critical for us to work with a partner who could deliver a solution specifically designed for converged networks, but one that is also easy to deploy and addresses our need for scale and international reach,” said Nuno Sanches, head of product development, Vodafone. “The NAGRA Security Services Platform and its cloud-based model have helped us achieve that, enabling fast-time-to-market of the VTV service.”
“Advanced multi-network service providers like Vodafone are increasingly looking to rationalise their first-generation architectures by selecting a scalable, modular, cloud-based solution to unify all aspects of their content protection needs,” added Thierry Legrand, SVP Sales EMEA, NAGRA. “The NAGRA Security Services Platform allows them to do just that, regardless of which network or device they’re delivering their content to. That simplifies their operations and reduces overheads while still allowing them to meet all relevant Hollywood and sports rights holder requirements for Enhanced Content Protection.”