NAGRA and KAON launch Android TV offer

Content protection firm NAGRA has partnered with broadband customer premise equipment (CPE) provider KAON to launch a new streaming platform for Android TV.

The solution is designed to accelerate time-to-market of Android TV-based services for pay-TV operators. 

The hybrid Android TV-based service will be offered through the NAGRA Android Fast Track programme and pre-integrated with NAGRAsecurity clients, including NAGRA Connect and NAGRA Protect. It will also be offered in a new hybrid set-top box designed by KAON and based on the Broadcom BCM7268 chipset. 

The companies say that the solution will enable the delivery of advanced TV features in a highly secure and cost-effective environment, in full compliance with the Google MediaCAS framework for Android TV deployments.

Maurice Van Riek, SVP and head of content and asset security at NAGRA said: “We are excited to work with KAON and Broadcom to offer a new solution to pay-TV operators that is designed to accelerate time to market of Android TV-based services. 

“We look forward to leveraging our expertise in securing Android TV deployments and our Fast Track ecosystem to drive even more opportunities for pay-TV operators wanting to take advantage of the Android TV opportunity while helping them protect their premium content assets from new forms of piracy.”

Edward Shin, executive VP and head of global business development at KAON said: “We are very pleased to get on-board the Android TV journey together with NAGRA and Broadcom to enable a fast and secure way for pay-TV operators to adopt Android TV through the NAGRA Android Fast Track Programme.” 

“KAON is the first provider to enable MediaCAS together with Broadcom and NAGRA on Android TV safeguarding pay-TV operators’ content revenue generating streams and guaranteeing scalability with a standardized TV framework for their pay-TV services.”

The joint solution will be on display at the APAC Android TV Summit on November 12-14, 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand.

Tags: KAON, Nagra

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