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HD+ first to deploy Nagra’s TVkey Cloud

Germany’s HD+ has become the first operator to deploy Nagra’s TVkey Cloud offering, enabling it to deliver an operator-branded TV user interface with HD+ on Samsung smart TVs.

The TVkey Cloud offering enables HD+ to provide its HD+ Komfort-Funktion value-added service with instant restart of programmes, access to seven-day-catch-up TV and a TV guide to users. Additional value-added services like VOD and cloud DVR can be implemented through the TVkey Cloud framework, according to Nagra.

TVkey Cloud enables HD+ to deliver an operator-branded TV User Interface with HD+ own so-called HD+ Komfort-Funktion (value-added service) with instant restart of programs, access to seven-day-catch-up TV and an innovative TV guide. Additional value-added services like VOD and cloud DVR can be implemented through the TVkey Cloud framework.

“The instant activation of HD+ using a Smart TV application without the need for any additional hardware makes it easier than ever for consumers to access our services,” said Georges Agnes, managing director and chief operating officer at HD+.

“The TVkey Cloud solution make it easy for pay-TV operators like HD+ to deliver the best of internet and TV experiences and activate consumers right from the smart TV app store – capabilities that, until now, were only available to OTT providers. And because TVkey Cloud has been designed for Enhanced Content Protection, HD+ has the peace of mind that their premium content assets are secure in a direct-to TV environment,” said Maurice Van Riek, SVP content and asset security for Nagra.

“Samsung is delighted to be part of the HD+ launch on Samsung TVs and sees this as a clear indication of how TVkey Cloud enables the retail television set to become the primary consumption point for premium broadcast pay TV without the need for any additional operator equipment in the home,” said John Adam, director of business development and industrial affairs at Samsung Research UK.

Nagra will be exhibiting at IBC on stand1.C81.