HISPASAT and NAGRA partner for LATAM wholesale OTT service

Spanish operator HISPASAT has announced a partnership with NAGRA to develop a wholesale OTT service for the Latin American market.

The launch, planned for spring 2022, will enable pay-TV operators, Internet service providers (ISPs) and regional content companies to offer their clients a high-quality multiscreen entertainment service that is distributed through the Internet without having to roll out their own infrastructure.

HISPASAT will provide the video processing infrastructure at its teleport in Lurin (Peru), including the receipt of linear content (TV channels) and on-demand content, as well as its coding and publication.

The platform itself will be powered by the NAGRA OpenTV Video Platform and Harmonic’s VOS360 cloud streaming solution.

Javier Izquierdo, managing director of HISPASAT Perú, said: “This agreement opens a new branch in our offer as a wholesale video service provider, which was consolidated at the start of last year with the acquisition of the of the video signal transport and management business of Media Networks Latin America, and strengthens our leading position in the region. Thanks to this agreement with NAGRA, we will complement our satellite services with a product that provides a solid response to the growing demand for linear streaming and Internet on-demand solutions in the region.”

Nancy Goldberg, EVP and chief marketing and sales officer at NAGRA, said: “This new wholesale service will allow HISPASAT customers to include a new OTT service as part of their existing offer that optimises roll-out costs, time-to-market and is adaptable to their specific needs. We’re delighted to empower HISPASAT to deliver additional value to regional service providers in Latin America and enable them, through a fully-featured solution, to aggregate content, drive consumer engagement and accelerate digital transformation through which they can address new audiences.”

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