Going over the top


NAGRA, a Kudelski Group company and leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, has announced the launch of a new over-the-top (OTT) solution for Jazztel, Spain’s fastest growing ISP provider.

The solution is based on the platform NAGRA has already implemented at PRISA TV for its CANAL+ YOMVI service and Internet brand.

In a Spanish market first, the new offering allows Jazztel subscribers to access the best content available in that market today including CANAL+ premium on-demand (VOD) and high-definition (HD) content as well as live TV services currently available on the PRISA TV platform. The new services are commercially available under the “Jazzbox’ name.

“We are very excited to be launching this new solution in partnership with PRISA TV and NAGRA, and to bring to our subscribers the best content available today in the Spanish market,’ said Jose Miguel Garcia Fernandez, Jazztel’s CEO. “OTT is here to stay and thanks to NAGRA solutions we are able to extend the viewing choices for our viewers and enable a truly unique experience that brings them the content they want. We now have a better offering with unique and high-quality premium content.’

“The Jazzbox will enable PRISA TV to deliver premium content to Jazztel subscribers, further leveraging our investment in the OTT platform powered by NAGRA technology,’ said Manuel Mirat, general director of CANAL+. “PRISA TV has a long and successful relationship with NAGRA and we fully trust them to offer a secure OTT solution suitable for premium content in a multiscreen environment.’

“We’re excited to evolve with each new technology affecting the DTV ecosystem today,’ said Andre Kudelski, chairman and chief executive officer, Kudelski Group. “This launch is another clear example of how NAGRA is embracing Internet TV – from backend platforms to STBs using most advanced streaming technologies and delivering VOD and live TV services to end users. For NAGRA it’s not just about traditional CAS anymore – it’s about a new generation of DTV ecosystem where Internet TV and OTT play an integral role in extending choices for viewers and growing ARPU for operators and improving the overall multiscreen TV experience.’


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