Vodafone has deployed the NAGRA Security Services Platform (SSP) to secure its multi-network TV service, Vodafone TV (VTV), across several countries including Italy, Greece, Spain and New Zealand, with more European and East European countries deployments to follow.
Deployed as a cloud-based, software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution, the NAGRA Security Services Platform enables Vodafone to secure multiple network types – including IPTV, hybrid broadcast and OTT – using a single content protection platform. The NAGRA SSP provides Vodafone with the NAGRA Connect client for converged CAS/DRM content protection, as well as the OpenTV Player to extend the viewing experience securely to portable devices.
NAGRA said that SSP is a single suite of solutions to address every content protection need. It is also fully modular, providing a seamless and unique environment for managing live/on demand on IPTV, hybrid broadcast, and multi-DRM OTT environments, allowing operators such as Vodafone to manage devices, subscribers, linear TV and on demand products from a single system. It can be delivered to operators as a SaaS model – as is the case with Vodafone – allowing an operator to run as a tenant on a single system, or deployed in a private cloud infrastructure.
Above and beyond pure content protection the NAGRA SSP is also offering a broad range of additional security extensions, such as device authentication for open devices and secure session management.