UK technology company Inview’s Nigerian subsidiary, Invew Nigeria, has tapped Kudelski Group’s Nagra to supply cardless content security for the Nigerian digital switchover project for which it is the lead supplier.
Inview, in addition to being contracted to supply technical and operational advice to the Nigerian National Broadcasting Commission, is providing set-top software and integrated broadcast services for digital-terrestrial and satellite TV across the country.
Nagra will deploy its anyCast content security products to secure free-to-view, pay TV and push VoD services using cardless conditional access and DRM-based clients.
The company will deploy its anyCast Enable and Protect cardless clients, which use Nagra’s chipset-based NOCS3 security, available on a range of silicon and set-top boxes. While anyCast Enable provides basic protection for free and low-value pay services, Protect runs fully within the NOCS3 hardware to provide higher level protection.
The Nigerian service launched in the central city of Jos at the end of April and will be rolled out nationally over the next two years.
Speaking at a Kudelski Group press event in Montreux, Nagra senior director of product marketing Christopher Schouten said that anyCast Enable was a low-cost solution that can easily be upgraded to Protect. He said that Nagra is working with Inview on integrating its cardless solutions with Inview’s set-top software. Schouten said Inview can leverage a seamless “flip of the switch” upgrade to the hardware-based Protect client to allow higher value services that it can launch later.
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