Nagravision conditional access is to be integrated into set-top boxes and conditional access modules certified as TDT Premium.
The platform is being established by network operator Albertis Telecom following the decision by the Spanish government to restore pay-TV services to the terrestrial network.
The certified receivers and CAMs will be compliant with regulations set out by the Digital TV Forum. It is expected the first units will be available in Spanish retail outlets later this month.
“Nagravision’s solvency in protecting high value content and proven experience in deploying pay TV platforms, along with the wide support of set-top box, iDTV and CAM manufacturers were the key aspects influencing the selection of its technology,” said Thierry Legrand, Senior Vice President for Nagravision SMEA. “The Nagravision solution is based on the one used successfully in Italy with Mediaset, which offers maximum security for content and includes the possibility of over-the-air updates. The solution will allow the television operators to also offer services of payment through either subscription and/or pay-per-view.”
The first channel to go live on the TDT Premium is the Mediapro sports channel Go! Television. Other broadcasters are expected to join over the next few months.
Dahlia TV, which will also operate a pay-TV service on the Spanish DTT platform, has yet to confirm whether it will opt into the Albertis CA offer.