The Swiss security firm has extended its agreement with HD Plus GmbH, the SES subsidiary that runs the HD Plus platform used for the distribution of a bouquet of popular German language channels.
Its been upgraded in line with the recent announcement to include HD Plus on Smart TVs not requiring an external device, such as a conditional access module (CAM) or set-top box. The solution also offers the new HD+ Komfort-Funktion (HD+ comfort function). It enables the Neustart (instant restart) of selected programs, direct access to Mediatheken (7-day-catch-up) and an innovative, interactive TV Guide with customisable search patterns. The TV Guide covers linear TV via satellite as well as non-linear content.
“We are pleased to continue our successful partnership with Nagra over the long term and extend it with Nagra content security directly integrated in Smart TVs,” said Georges Agnes, Managing Director Operations and Product Development of HD Plus GmbH. “We successfully deployed this solution in Samsung and Panasonic Smart TVs which gives consumers instant access to the HD+ service and its HD+ Komfort-Funktion in a robust and secure environment.”
“HD Plus has been at the forefront of innovation in the European pay-TV industry and we’re excited to continue to support them as they transition their pay-TV services to Smart TVs giving consumers more innovative ways to access their premium content,” added Thierry Legrand, Senior Vice President Sales EMEA Nagra.
In addition to Samsung and Panasonic, Nagra is working with HD Plus on deploying their application on additional Smart TV brands.