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Harmonic and Nagra power Albertis OTT services

Technology provider Harmonic has partnered with Nagra to deliver a cloud-based OTT video service for broadcasters and pay TV service providers that is being jointly offered by Spanish infrastructure telecom operator Abertis Telecom and Nagra. The multiscreen hosting service is in use by Spanish broadcasters for HbbTV based services.

Harmonic’s ProMedia suite and Nagra MediaLive Multiscreen solution provide the Abertis Telecom-Nagra cloud service with an integrated video infrastructure capable of delivering OTT applications, including live, VOD and time-shifting, to TVs, PCs, tablets, smartphones, set-top boxes and other IP-connected devices.

Harmonic said the solution will be enhanced to become a commercial deployment of MPEG-DASH.

“Nagra is committed to providing flexible solutions required to cost-effectively deploy multiscreen services that address future market needs. With this MPEG-DASH and HbbTV 1.5 deployment, Nagra and Harmonic continue to lead the industry in supporting innovative television services,” said Jean-Michel Puiatti, vice-president, multiscreen products for Nagra. “The multi-DRM support provided by Nagra MediaLive Multiscreen simplifies the encryption of video content to multiple devices and lowers capital and operating costs for service providers.”