Nagravision has announced that it has signed a global licence agreement with the French manufacturer Neotion enabling it to produce and market conditional access modules integrating Nagravision’s conditional access systems.
The CAMs produced by Neotion will integrate its NKE-1 V2 series processor, which is NOCS 1.1 (Nagra On Chip Security). The new devices will comply with the highly secure NASC (Nagra Advanced Security Concept) specifications.
Loïc Bernard, CEO of Neotion, said in a statement: “This agreement is a significant milestone in our company’s strategy to provide key markets with our advanced pay-TV Modules. We are really enthusiastic to integrate Nagravision’s state-of-the art security requirements in our products in order to protect high-value content”. Neotion is aiming to launch its first Nagravision CAM product in the first half of 2010, with the aim to target Spain, France, Italy, Germany, as well other European MSO advanced markets in a second phase.
In addition to Neotion, Nagravision is also in talks with other CAM manufacturers, particularly in emerging retail TV markets such as Spain, that have shown interest in integrating Nagravision’s CAS in their modules. This recent strong interest from CAM manufacturers is a direct consequence of the global growth of the CAM market in Europe.
Nagravision has said it is delighted to support this strong positive trend, which will boost the pay-TV market, enhance consumer welfare and generate significant benefits for pay-TV operators by avoiding risk of content piracy.