Vodafone has deployed the Nagra Security Services Platform (SSP) to secure its multi-network service Vodafone TV in several countries. They include Italy, Greece, Spain and New Zealand, with more in Europe, including CEE, to follow.
SSP allows Vodafone to secure multiple network types, including IPTV, hybrid broadcast and OTT, using a single content protection platform. It 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.
Commenting on the development, Nuno Sanches, head of product development, Vodafone, said: “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.
“The Nagra Security Services Platform and its cloud-based model have helped us achieve that, enabling fast-time-to-market of the VTV service.”
Thierry Legrand, SVP sales EMEA, Nagra, added: “Advanced multi-network service providers like Vodafone are increasingly looking to rationalize their first-generation architectures by selecting a scalable, modular, cloud-based solution to unify all aspects of their content protection needs.
“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.”