Nagra has announced that Grupo Express, one of Argentina’s leading cable and broadband providers, selected Nagra to enable NOW Express, a new OTT streaming service to its customers on set-top boxes and portable devices.
The integrated hybrid multiscreen solution, delivered in partnership with Bold MSS, a Nagra channel sales partner in Latin America, provides what Nagra describes as a comprehensive set of features including secure delivery of linear and time-shifted services, interactive applications, and integration with third-party OTT platforms, leveraging Nagra Multi-DRM and running on the previously deployed Contego unified security platform.
Gabriel Forenza, Grupo Express CTO, said: “With NOW Express, our subscribers have access today to a feature-rich OTT streaming service on multiple devices. By leveraging advanced solutions and specifically the multi-DRM capabilities of our existing Contego platform, we were able to deploy quickly, seamlessly and efficiently.”
Xavier Fustagueras, SVP sales, Americas, for Nagra, said: “We are excited to support Grupo Express in the launch of new OTT services and help them extend their reach to Argentina’s major cities. By adding Nagra’s multi-DRM capabilities to their existing platform, Grupo Express can deliver a compelling service to a range of devices with the peace of mind that their premium content is secure.”
Ariel Droyeski, commercial manager of Bold MSS, said: “We are pleased to partner with Nagra and provide Grupo Express with the best technology available for hybrid platforms. Our partnership allows Latin American operators like Grupo Express offer its subscribers high quality OTT solutions with the expertise of the world’s leading digital security companies, such as Nagra, combined with our most advanced solutions for content distribution.”
For Grupo Express, Nagra Multi-DRM is fully integrated into its existing Nagra Contego platform and supports the main industry device and browser platform DRMs including PlayReady, Widevine and FairPlay. The Nagra Contego platform is an all-in-one, off-the-shelf headend for one-way and two-way conditional access use cases that can be deployed on-site, from a private cloud or a public cloud, managed by the pay-TV operator or as a fully managed service.
Nagra Multi-DRM is part of Nagra’s active streaming protection toolset which provides a range of content and service security tools including watermarking, anti-piracy, streaming protection - such as preventing account sharing – and comprehensive integrated security analytics.