SK Broadband deploys NAGRA watermarking solution for Android TV app

Content protection firm NAGRA has announced a partnership with leading South Korean telco SK Broadband. The deal will see the operator utilise NAGRA’s NexGuard forensic watermarking tech to protect its content on a wide range of IPTV STBs. The NexGuard Pay TV solution promises to protect premium content investments and, in the event of a […]

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 […]

Kudelski sees COVID-19 take its toll as revenues drop

TV technology outfit Kudelski, owners of the Nagra brand, saw its revenues drop dramatically in the first half of the year, from US$400.6 million in 2019 to US$320.1 million. OIBDA also fell sharply, from US$15.5 million to US$4.9 million. Digital TV revenues decreased by 18.8% to US$154.7 million, representing a constant currency decline of 17.5%. […]

US piracy a US$1 billion industry

Content piracy in the US is now a billion dollar industry, claims a new report. According to a new study from Digital Citizens Alliance and NAGRA, illegal piracy subscription services in the country which steal content from broadcasters and OTT platforms is now worth over US$1 billion. More alarming is the fact that this US$1 […]

Nagra integrates watermarking with AWS Elemental transcoding

TV technology outfit Nagra has completed API integration of its NexGuard forensic watermarking technologies into AWS Elemental MediaConvert, a file-based video transcoding service with broadcast-grade features from Amazon Web Services (AWS). According to Nagra, the API integration provides content owners, and any third-party working on premium content, with an added layer of security and traceability […]

FIH taps Nagra for new direct-to-consumer fan engagement and streaming offering

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) and TV technology outfit Nagra have sign a 10-year partnership to deliver a new online digital service for fans of the sport. In cooperation with the FIH, Nagra will deploy and operate a direct-to-consumers sports platform, including a mobile app and website, that will create the “home of hockey” for […]

NAGRA hits record 1.5 billion multi-DRM licences served for Bharti Airtel

Kudelski-owned content protection firm NAGRA has announced a milestone of more than 1.5 billion multi-DRM licences served by its Security Service Platform for Bharti Airtel’s Xstream app. Airtel Xstream serves as the digital entertainment platform of Bharti Airtel, and offers more than 10,000 shows and movies, and 350 live TV channels. Through its Wynk subsidiary, […]

Nagra integrates watermarking technology with Akamai

Content security provider Nagra’s NexGuard Streaming watermarking technology for OTT has been integrated with CDN leader Akamai’s platform. Nagra said that the integrated solution taps Akamai’s edge platform to bring additional anti-piracy enforcement and revenue protection to rights holders and content owners allowing them to stop pirated video streams of live sports and premium VOD […]

Kudelski hit by digital TV decline in emerging markets

Swiss technology outfit Kudelski, which provides services under the Nagra brand, was hit by a US$61.3 million decline in sales in the digital TV segment last year, which the company said was mostly due to trends in emerging markets. Overall, Kudelski posted revenues of US$827.3 million, down from US$919.7 million, with an increase in public […]

Nagra teams up with Realtek Semiconductor and Shenzhen Jiuzhou Electric for next-gen Android TV

Taiwanese chipset provider Realtek Semiconductor Corp and China’s Shenzhen Jiuzhou Electric, a manufacturer of digital TV equipment and connected home solutions, have joined TV technology outfit Nagra’s Android TV Fast Track programme. Nagra said that the partnership will enable the creation of a joint Android TV streaming solution and hybrid OTT Android TV based services for pay […]