Nagravision And ZON TVCabo To Field-Test OpenTV nX User Experience

Thursday, September 9th, 2010 
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  • Portugal’s leading Triple Play operator and Nagravision will launch field trial of OpenTV nX next generation user interface
  • OpenTV nX cross-device user experience provides a universal interface for traditional broadcast television, Internet media and on-demand content

CHESEAUX, Switzerland — Nagravision, a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) company and the world’s leading independent provider of value-added content protection solutions, announced today that it will field test ZON TVCabo’s next generation user experience solution based on OpenTV nX, Nagravision’s cross-device user interface.

The agreement further strengthens the partnership between ZON TVCabo (ZON Multimedia) and Nagravision which currently enables the operator to deliver value-added services to its subscribers, including video-on-demand, pay-per-view and advanced PVR functionality in both HD and SD, through an end-to-end solution featuring NAGRA Media ACCESS content security and powered by OpenTV middleware technology.

“As a service provider, our goal is to ensure that we are providing the best TV experience to our viewers along with the best and new advanced functionalities,” said Jorge Graça, Executive Board Member of ZON TVCabo. “Moving forward with a next generation TV experience such as OpenTV nX and trialing it for our customers is a key part of that process, and it was an obvious decision to engage with Nagravision in this important project. They are a close and solid partner in our core Pay TV business and we are eager to see the results of this extended collaboration”.

“Nagravision has a longstanding relationship with ZON TVCabo and we are very excited to be selected to extend that relationship today through the implementation and launch of ZON’s next generation services,” said Thierry Legrand, Senior Vice President in charge of the SMEA Region for Nagravision. “We are committed to helping ZON grow their business and secure their ever-expanding offering through solutions that can be deployed seamlessly over different types of networks and deliver a compelling user experience to their subscribers.”

The OpenTV nX user interface was specially designed for next generation set-top boxes and can also run on ZON’s installed legacy base. The result of more than five years of research and development into user interface design, OpenTV nX is Nagravision’s cross device user experience selected by ZON TVCabo to provide a universal interface that integrates traditional broadcast television with locally stored and Internet media, as well as on-demand content. It is tailored for different devices and device capabilities, allowing service providers like ZON to customize it according to their unique requirements and end-users to personalize it according to their preferences.

With the myriad of content choices facing consumers today – from linear TV, timeshifted TV, video-on-demand and Internet video, OpenTV nX simplifies the process of content discovery through an easy-to-use and consistent user interface. It places video content, where consumers want it, and combines recommendations, universal search and social networking to expose relevant, rich and exciting content.

The award-winning OpenTV nX is designed to work with just five buttons on a traditional remote control, providing a heads-up approach to navigation that is missing from many other interfaces. It can also be extended across other devices such as PCs, smartphones and tablets to take advantage of functionality such as multi-touch screen to further extend the experience.