Content protection and multiscreen television solutions vendor
has introduced a broadcast-to-IP gateway. The new solution allows the delivery of live TV to IP-enabled devices, without affecting the user’s existing live TV viewing experience or burdening service providers’ networks.
Using existing set-top boxes increases their value, and enables a managed upgrade of services.
“While OTT is a hot topic
, broadcast TV is still the most effective and reliable technology to deliver quality content and programming,” said Yves Pitton, senior VP, advanced advertising and innovation for NAGRA.
“The NAGRA broadcast-to-IP gateway addresses this demand by enabling service providers to deliver premium, high-quality broadcast television to any device in a secure and studio-approved environment – simply and efficiently, without the need for a high-end home media gateway or major investment on either the service provider or the consumer side.”
The gateway box uses NAGRA content protection, and is powered by NAGRA OpenTV middleware. It’s a new in-home edge device that acts as an independent content access point. It tunes to subscribed services and transcodes to the proper format without disrupting household viewing.
The box is designed to be easy to install and use, allowing for cost-effective deployment and operations, and reducing the number of help desk calls.
When connected through Ethernet to a Wi-Fi router, the box receives an incoming broadcast signal through a coax cable. NAGRA studio-certified in-home DRM solution and NAGRA Persistent Rights Management (PRM) enable authorized devices within the home – tablets, smartphones, and PCs – to view secure wireless streaming of linear programming.