Hungary’s 4iG selects Nagra to launch multi-network entertainment service

Hungarian broadband and TV service provider 4iG, through its subsidiaries Vodafone Hungary, DIGI Hungary and Antenna Hungaria has selected Kudelski Group’s Nagra, as its system integrator and solution partner to lead their migration to a revamped multi-device TV service for its customers.

The provider tapped Nagra OpenTV Video Platform and NAGRA Security Services Platform, with technology partners, 3SS, Sagemcom and XroadMedia to deliver personalised and advanced entertainment experiences for its subscribers.

The Nagra OpenTV Video Platform supports linear TV, catch-up and nPVR for channels across all 4iG networks, including cable, IPTV, and OTT.  The platform will enable 4iG to become a super aggregator across any combination of Live, SVOD, TVOD and, in the future, gaming, VR and other digital services.

Both OpenTV Video and Security Services will enable 4iG to secure multiple network types using a single content protection platform integrated with the 3SS’ 3Ready product platform to power all experiences across devices, customized to 4iG requirements. This will deliver an end-to-end secure service across TV and streaming devices.  The combination of OpenTV dynamic UX and XroadMedia’s personalisation engine will enable 4iG to curate and deliver personalised experiences across all content types.

“Vodafone Hungary, after having been successfully acquired by 4iG Group, became a member of a fast-growing ICT enterprise, that is in a phase of rapid transformation. Nagra was a logical choice because as a next-gen IT and Telco provider, we needed a next generation TV platform solution,” said Tamás Bányai, CEO of Vodafone Hungary.  “We will make our migration seamless as we improve our service offerings and user experience, while making our operation future proof.”

“Despite the turbulence currently faced by our industry, service providers, like 4iG, are securing their vision and capitalizing on the opportunities afforded by super-aggregation and associated innovation to deliver value-rich propositions to their consumers,” added Nancy Goldberg, EVP and CMO at Nagra.  “4iG sought a long-term industry partner they can trust, and we are proud that NAGRA is that partner and brings its expertise, partnerships and solutions that are already proven to help our customers navigate the rapidly changing entertainment ecosystem.”

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