Altice USA, the fourth largest U.S. cable operator (combining Cablevision and Suddenlink) is going to use NAGRA CONNECT, the converged CAS/DRM protection solution and the MediaLive ‘all-screen’ platform from NAGRA to protect new content over IP and QAM networks, including 4K Ultra HD. Through the use of advanced encryption technology, the NAGRA solution can efficiently coexist within legacy U.S. cable systems while avoiding duplication of precious bandwidth and enabling an open choice of set-top box suppliers, the companies explained in a statement.
NAGRA CONNECT is part of the NAGRA Content Protection portfolio, offering advanced CAS/DRM, multi-DRM and forensic watermarking technologies as well as anti-piracy and cybersecurity services. It was designed for service providers looking to secure advanced services on connected networks, including the ability to safeguard popular SVOD streaming services. The NAGRA MediaLive platform provides a flexible ‘all-screen’ business services management platform. It is available as either an on-premise or cloud-based solution.
Pierre Roy, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at NAGRA, says: “Being selected by Altice USA shows how we can be a global partner to large multi-network operators while adapting to their local infrastructures and requirements. This creates economies of scale that reduce operator cost and increase operational efficiency through a single, global technology partner.”