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Altice USA to use Nagra to secure TV services

Altice thumbAltice USA, the number four US cable operator, has chosen Nagra to provide conditional access for its 4K and HD TV services.

Nagra Connect, the converged CAS/DRM protection solution for broadcast, IPTV, OTT and the connected home, and the MediaLive platform will be used by Altice USA to protect IP- and QAM-based content including 4K Ultra HD.

Nagra said its solution could efficiently coexist within legacy US cable systems, while avoiding duplication of bandwidth and enabling an open choice of set-top box suppliers.

“We are in a unique position to bring innovative products and services to Altice USA’s Optimum and Suddenlink customers by leveraging our global operational expertise, scale, resources, and key strategic partners like Nagra. We have been impressed by the flexibility Nagra has shown in adapting to US-specific requirements in a short amount of time, and this partnership will enable us to design integrated services to meet our customers’ expectations,” said Hakim Boubazine, co-president and COO, Altice USA.

“We are proving one more time that NAGRA is the go-to expert in bringing new Ultra HD services and superior, high-quality customer experiences to market,” said Pierre Roy, EVP and COO, Nagra.

“Being selected by Altice USA shows how we can be a global partner to large multi-network operators while adapting to their local infrastructures and requirements.  This creates economies of scale that reduce operator cost and increase operational efficiency through a single, flexible, global technology partner.”