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Eutelsat taps Nagra for Cirrus

Eutelsat has tapped technology outfit Nagra to provide its OpenTV Signature Edition platform to power its new satellite and OTT combined platform Cirrus, which was unveiled yesterday.

Eutelsat said Cirrus will provide a content delivery solution via satellite and OTT to operators seeking to launch or upgrade their service – offering the benefits of quickly deployed video services, low operational costs, high image quality and consistent end-user experience.

Cirrus’ DTH service will provide satellite TV broadcasters with end-to-end video distribution combined with cloud-based service management, in what the company described as a further step in its integration of satellite into the IP ecosystem.

Nagra said that its platform was  customised for Eutelsat to meet the needs of the hybrid satellite/OTT Eutelsat Cirrus offering. Cirrus is available as a service to Eutelsat TV broadband customers. The announcement also marks the first deployment of an integrated OpenTV Signature Edition.

“Eutelsat selected Nagra as it was clear that their OpenTV Signature Edition solution would meet the Eutelsat customers’ requirements – a sophisticated service with advanced features that can continuously evolve to meet the needs of their viewers. We look forward to rolling out the service and working with Nagra in the months ahead to develop new features and enrich our product portfolio,” said Bruno Cattan, director for terminals and solutions at Eutelsat.

“We’re delighted to be selected by Eutelsat to power the new Eutelsat Cirrus platform through our OpenTV Signature Edition product. In selecting Nagra, Eutelsat has a strong and committed long-term technology partner for a solution that was designed to scale across multiple tenants in different geographies. We applaud Eutelsat on this exciting launch and are committed to supporting them as they extend the Eutelsat Cirrus service to their customers during this next development phase of their business,” said Holger Ippach, SVP, UEX product unit, Nagra.