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Canal+ selects NAGRA for M7 protection

Canal+-owned satellite operator M7 has signed a deal with Kudelski Group company NAGRA.

The partnership will see M7 integrate NAGRA’s Protect and Guard solutions for security across card-based and cardless systems. NAGRA says that the Protect ‘cardless-without-compromise security client’ boasts the market’s largest certified system-on-chip (SOC) and set-top box partner network, which gives operators more freedom of choice when selecting the chip and set-top box to suit their business.

NAGRA Guard meanwhile is a smart-card based solution that delivers support for “any business feature in the market” and is designed to withstand advanced hack attempts.

Jérôme Trift, EVP Technology at CANAL+ International, said: “NAGRA solutions deliver the highest level of content protection and what we require to secure M7’s premium content and service on a range of set-top boxes, including newer and older models.

“Having the ability to leverage the boxes we have in the field was key for us. In addition, NAGRA solutions enables us to future-proof our platform with solutions that can seamlessly adapt and secure content in a hybrid satellite/OTT environment and were the best choice to meet these requirements.”

Thierry LeGrand, SVP EMEA, NAGRA, said: “We are excited to expand our collaboration with Canal+ Group through their M7 satellite operations to help them make the most of their legacy set-top box investments. Our Protect and Guard solutions are premium broadcast security solutions that are continuously developed and updated to withstand even the most advanced hack attempts. As M7’s pay-TV strategy evolves, their platform will be ready to secure advanced broadcast business models with a full portfolio of security features as well as benefit from our forensic watermarking and anti-piracy services.”

Tags: Canal+, M7, Nagra