Kudelski content protection unit NAGRA says it has completed the first steps towards enabling pay-TV operators to deploy US SVOD giant Netflixâ€™s service on STBs using its new converged CAS/DRM client, anyCAST CONNECT, and NAGRA OpenTV 5 connectware.
As part of the development, Netflix will adopt NAGRAâ€™s PRM content protection product as a Netflix-supported DRM, deploying the NAGRA-On-Chip Security (NOCS) hardware root of trust to meet Netflixâ€™s robust content security requirements. The integrated reference solution will be demonstrated at IBC on NAGRAâ€™s stand (Hall 1, Stand C81).
The move follows an agreement between NAGRA and Netflix in January to accelerate the availability of Netflix services on NAGRA-enabled pay-TV platforms. As part of the agreement, NAGRA will integrate Netflixâ€™s application SDK 4.2 into its OpenTV 5 connectware solution.
NAGRAâ€™s PRM content security product is part of anyCAST CONNECT, and supports service providersâ€™s DVB/IPTV and OTT services as well as Netflix as a single security client for STB and TV.
The first pay-TV operators to adopt the joint solution are expected to be announced in 2016.