It will allow for the delivery of OTT and hybrid Android TV-based services and will be offered through the Nagra Android Fast Track programme. Pre-integrated with Nagra security clients, including Nagra Connect and Nagra Protect, and a new hybrid set-top box designed by Kaon and based on the Broadcom BCM7268 chipset, the solution will enable the delivery of advanced TV features and will be in full compliance with the Google MediaCAS framework for Android TV deployments.
Commenting on the development, Maurice Van Riek, SVP and head of content and asset security at Nagra, said: “We are excited to work with Kaon and Broadcom to offer a new solution to pay-TV operators that is designed to accelerate time to market of Android TV-based services.
“We look forward to leveraging our expertise in securing Android TV deployments and our Fast Track ecosystem to drive even more opportunities for pay-TV operators wanting to take advantage of the Android TV opportunity while helping them protect their premium content assets from new forms of piracy.”
Edward Shin, executive VP, head of global business development of Kaon, added: “We are very pleased to get on-board the Android TV journey together with Nagra and Broadcom to enable a fast and secure way for pay-TV operators to adopt Android TV through the Nagra Android Fast Track Programme.
“Kaon is the first provider to enable MediaCAS together with Broadcom and Nagra on Android TV safeguarding pay-TV operators’ content revenue generating streams and guaranteeing scalability with a standardised TV framework for their pay-TV services.”