Resources

Nagravision, Microsoft team up to offer pay TV on PCs

MUMBAI: Nagravision, the international independent provider of value-added content protection solutions, and Microsoft Corp., one of the leading players in software, services and solutions, today announced a joint commitment to enable technology solutions that help provide the secure reception of digital pay-TV programs on personal computers and devices running Microsoft® Windows® operating systems.

 

 

Nagravision and Microsoft will work together to enable the development of cost-effective products and services that use both parties' technologies for the delivery of premium television content to personal computers running the Windows XP media center edition operating system and its ecosystem of connected devices, including Xbox 360(TM) and portable media centers. The agreement includes a plan for joint marketing and business development activities.

The convergence of pay-TV and personal computers brings new business opportunities for content owners, network operators, electronic devices manufacturers, retailers and technology providers. A critical piece needed to fully capitalize on this convergence and enable compelling end-user scenarios for the delivery of high-value digital content is the availability of a solid, scalable conditional access (CA) to Windows Media® Digital Rights Management technical solution. Such a CA-to-DRM bridge solution narrows the gap between the pay-TV platform and the increasing number of Media Center PCs and their connected digital devices.

"This relationship allows our customers to increase their options for content distribution within the home and capitalize on the emergence of their subscribers' expectations to access content on any device," said Nagravision COO Pierre Roy. "In fact this CA-to-DRM bridge links the best of both worlds: Nagravision's proven CA technology for content delivery and Microsoft's home network concept for distribution within the home."

"We're tremendously excited to work with such an industry leader to further the vision of digital entertainment anywhere," said Microsoft corporate vice president Windows client extended platforms Rick Thompson. "This partnership will help the industry enable authorized distribution of premium TV content to media center PCs and a variety of connected retails devices, benefiting both consumers and network operators."

 

 

At IBC2005, Microsoft and Nagravision will be demonstrating the first results of their collaboration: a proof-of-concept device, implemented on Microsoft's reference design by Digital Keystone Inc. This demo shows Canal and Group's TV programs being securely broadcasted through Nagravision's conditional access system before being securely "bridged" into Microsoft's digital rights management (DRM) content protection technology to enable authorised access on windows media center PCs and their ecosystem of connected devices. This Nagravision CA-to-DRM bridge, shown on Nagravision's booth #1.420, supports current business models and enables quality-perfect, authorized access of premium TV content. It allows network operators to take advantage of the innovation around media consumption on media center PCs and their entire ecosystem of connected devices, according to the company.

"Upon customer request, we have now the ability to help provide a secure solution to bridge the customer operator vertical wall-garden and the horizontal DRM world. While many standards and market-driven initiatives are still struggling to find their place in this industry, we now have the elements to provide a solution with Microsoft," said Nagravision CTO Philippe Stransky.

"Bridging conditional access technologies with digital rights management is a critical component of content distribution in the home," said Digital Keystone CEO Paolo Siccardo. "We are proud to provide the world's first CA-to-DRM bridging technology for the Microsoft/Nagravision reference design."

The importance of delivering secure and scalable business solutions to digital content providers cannot be underestimated as broadcast industry partners extend their reach to PC users who expect to have access to more content in more places than ever before.

Microsoft and Nagravision are uniquely equipped to lead this charge and in doing so will help make seamless and secure access to protected content a reality.

 

Latest Reads

https://us.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/03/18/online.jpg?itok=QMIu15ZH
How to Host a Holi Card Party That Your Friends Will Love?

Host a Holi Party with spectacular card games with a desi touch for your family! Read this article for tips and tricks on how to throw your best party yet! Holi is a festival where people forget bitter past and come together to celebrate and love each other. It is a festival of positive vibes,...

Resources Education
https://us.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/03/17/e3.jpg?itok=krcrZNvc
E3 2020 Cancelled: Organizers Looking at Alternative Options to Continue Event

Electronic Entertainment Expo or E3 2020, the biggest gaming event of the world has been cancelled, to the disappointment of gaming fans and supporters. However, it has a good reason following the coronavirus outbreak. Canceling the event will ensure the safety of every one given that COVID-19 is...

Resources Education
https://us.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/03/17/coorna.jpg?itok=XzCDqWWT
How the 2019 Coronavirus has Affected the Sports Industry

The coronavirus is now declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Currently, there are now over 140,000 cases related to this. The virus has also caused over 5,000 fatalities. It has already spread to over 100 countries.

Resources Education
https://us.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/03/12/teenpatti.jpg?itok=nj4vXgr_
Teen Patti Is More Popular Amongst Indians Than Ever

Teen Patti is a very popular game in India and some parts of SouthEast Asia. It is a game of cards which is mostly offered by casinos and bars, and played between 3 and 6 people at a time, using 52 cards. Teen Patti game online is also widespread in India, and it is getting popular by the day. Why...

Resources Education
https://us.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/02/27/modi.jpg?itok=4X8j6mBY
John Oliver talks about India and Modi on Last Week Tonight

As you may know by now, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is meeting with US President, Donald Trump, in Trump’s first official visit to India. Modi’s last meeting with POTUS was back in September 2019 during the UN General Assembly. Trump called him “The Father of India”, as they praised each other....

Resources Education
https://us.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/02/27/baseball.jpg?itok=PtJii-QE
Could Baseball Become the Most-Viewed Sport in India?

It is no surprise to see that cricket has traditionally been the most-watched sport on Indian television. Figures from the FICCI in 2018 showed that wrestling was close to matching it, but cricket is still the sport to beat.  For example, the 2016 Indian Premier League Final was watched by around...

Resources Education
https://us.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/02/06/ott_tv.jpg?itok=5TTHlDRN
Best OTT Platforms To Subscribe For Indian Regional Entertainment

Over-The-Top media platforms are the latest global trend and India is not far behind. Gone are the days when we had to wait for the clock to strike before our favorite shows came on the TV (Most of the time the jingles told the time for us 90’s kids). You can now binge-watch your favorite shows...

Resources Education
https://us.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/01/31/datascience.jpg?itok=H118M8wP
A Quick Guide to the Basics of Data Science

The world is at our fingertips today. From connecting with old friends via Facebook to getting video recommendations on YouTube, it seems as if the Digital world knows exactly what it needs to do. So, how does Facebook automatically hint at “people you may know”? How does Netflix recommend you...

Resources Education
https://us.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/01/31/nandi.jpg?itok=y50ZYo3H
My unforgettable trip to Nandi Hills and stay at Discovery Village resort

Like most people working in Bangalore, especially in the IT sector, my team too was subjected to long work hours and pressing deadlines to complete our project on time. But what awaited us at the end of the month was a total surprise.  Our team leader had planned for an outbound team building tour...

Resources Education

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories

* indicates required