European Pay-TV Giant Sky Taps Cisco Content Protection for Any Screen

European Pay-TV Giant Sky Taps Cisco Content Protection for Any Screen Image Credit: Cisco

European pay-TV giant Sky has signed a multi-year digital security agreement with Cisco, extending their collaboration to include support the expansion of Sky video services across any screen.

As part of the extended agreement, Sky will expand its use of Cisco’s video security portfolio, including the VideoGuard Everywhere conditional access (CAS) and digital rights management (DRM) solutions, to secure video distribution to millions of devices including PC and Mac computers, set-top boxes, tablets and other mobile devices.

The agreement also includes extending these security solutions to additional Sky entities in Europe, including Sky Deutschland and Sky Italia.

Cisco said it is building the simplified, automated and virtualized network platform of the future based on industry-leading software, systems, silicon and services. This enables service providers, media and web companies worldwide to reduce costs, speed time-to-market, secure their networks and sustain profitable growth.

Alun Webber, Chief Product Officer, Sky
Our agreement with Cisco provides us with the highest levels of security to protect our investments in content and innovation across the region and across any screen. Together, we can build and deliver with confidence, a converged experience between the set-top box and mobile devices to enable secure access for customers to content wherever they are – in or out of the home.

Conrad Clemson, SVP and GM, Service Privder Platforms and Applications, Cisco 
At Cisco, security is in our DNA. We have been providing security solutions for the TV industry for decades, and we continue to collaborate with innovative customers like Sky to protect against new forms of digital piracy.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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