The extended agreement will see Sky expand its use of Cisco’s video security portfolio. It includes the VideoGuard Everywhere conditional access and digital rights management solutions. This covers devices including PC and Mac computers, set-top boxes, tablets and other mobile devices.
“Our agreement with Cisco provides us with the highest levels of security to protect our investments in content and innovation across the region and across any screen.” said Alun Webber, chief product officer, Sky. “Together, we can build and deliver with confidence, a converged experience between the set-top box and mobile devices to enable secure access for customers to content wherever they are – in or out of the home.”
“At Cisco, security is in our DNA. We have been providing security solutions for the TV industry for decades, and we continue to collaborate with innovative customers like Sky to protect against new forms of digital piracy,” added Conrad Clemson, senior vice president and general manager, Service Provider Platforms and Applications, Cisco. “Our advanced detection technology and security intelligence paired with Sky’s internal team of experts enables us to deliver an unparalleled level of protection through the years ahead.”
The agreement also covers Sky Deutschland and Sky Italia.