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Nagra and Samsung launch CI Plus module with DRM for OTT services

Kudelski Group companies SmarDTV and Nagra have teamed up with Samsung to combine CI Plus and HbbTV with DRM to enable video-on-demand for over-the-top providers directly to Smart TVs without the use of a set-top box.

The system integrates the Nagra Gravity user interface running in HbbTV on Samsung 2012 TV models allowing Nagra PRM protected content be streamed over IP to the TV using adaptive bitrate streaming and then descrambled by the CI Plus SmarCAM module from SmarDTV. The solution is compliant with CI Plus v1.3 and uses open standard interfaces including the Open IPTV forum DRM interface.

“Using CI Plus modules to secure OTT services with DRM enhances the value to consumers of Samsung connected TV sets,” said John Adam, head of business development and industrial affairs at Samsung Electronic Research Institute (UK). “It allows the DRM solution providers the ability to customise their solutions independently from the TV host and it provides operators greater reach to products in the consumer home through use of the CI Plus industry standard.”

Nagra Kudelski/SmarDTV will be exhibiting at IBC on Stand 1.C81