Nigerian digital platform Inview is to use a cardless security system from Nagra as it looks to convert 30 million TV households to the digital format.
In addition to being technical and operational advisors for the National Broadcasting Commission, Inview is providing set-top box software and integrated broadcast services for Nigeria’s digital terrestrial and satellite networks. Nagra will deploy a variety of anyCAST content security solutions to secure Free-to-View, pay-TV and Push VOD services using a variety of cardless and DRM-based security clients, all managed by a single anyCAST Security Services Platform.
“NAGRA is a world leader in delivering secure digital media solutions, so we are delighted to be partnering with them to successfully and securely deploy the Nigerian digital switchover platform to 30 million TV households,” commented Nick Markham, Chairman of Inview.
“We are proud to be partnering with Inview in providing a national digital TV terrestrial and satellite system to the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) in Nigeria and help them pave the way for a new generation of digital TV services in a region where consumers demand for new services and premium entertainment is growing,” said Thierry Legrand, Nagra SVP Sales EMEA. “Our broad range of security solutions allows us to protect any content over any network type and to any device, and provide a flexible and tightly integrated platform that enables many business models and provides a solid foundation for future value-added services. We look forward to supporting NBC in this new endeavour.”
Inview is drawing on the suite of security systems provided by Nagra under the anyCAST banner. This includes the ability to shift to a card-based system at a later stage should this be required.
In Nigeria, Nagra will deploy the anyCAST Enable and Protect cardless clients, which are both based on Nagra On-Chip Security (NOCS3) across a wide range of silicon and set-top boxes. Enable provides basic protection for Free-to-View and low-value services, while Protect runs fully within the NOCS3 hardware.
Nagra points out this provides a level of protection that independent security auditors have rated above many smart card systems that rely on off-the-shelf smart card hardware and standard ETSI key ladders.
The service launched in Jos on 30 April 2016 and digital switchover is scheduled to roll out nationally over the next two years.