Vodafone Spain partners with Nagra on OTT and DTT

Vodafone Spain has partnered with content protection and multiscreen TV solutions firm Nagra, using the latter’s QuickStart Hybrid to power its combined over-the-top and digital terrestrial television offering.

Nagra’s end-to-end solution lets Vodafone Spain’s fixed line and mobile customers receive OTT TV content from third party Canal+ Yomvi on TVs, personal computers or mobile devices, while providing access to a selection of DTT channels that will launch later this year.

Vodafone Spain’s new offering, Vodafone Box, delivers third party, Canal+ Yomvi services such as live TV, subscription VOD, transactional VOD, catch-up TV and a new user interface bundled in a SmarDTV HD set-top box.

“We wanted a technology that would allow us to bring premium services and applications to our customers quickly while giving us room to grow and innovate. Nagra provides us with a solution that enables value-added services without compromising security or the consumer experience,” said Isaac Mendoza, head of TV and digital services at Vodafone Spain.

Vodafone Spain is the first Nagra customer to deploy QuickStart in Europe.