Nagra powers Over-The-Top Service for Spain's leading pay-TV operator DIGITAL+

Thursday, February 10th, 2011 
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  • Launch of Nagra Over-the-Top solution powering iPLUS set-top box-based on demand services
  • PC/tablet/smartphone on demand and linear TV services to be launched later this year
  • Nagra Multi-screen solution enables operator-controlled delivery of Over-the-Top services and seamless cross-device experience

CHESEAUX, Switzerland — Nagra (SIX:KUD.S), the world’s leading independent provider of value-added content protection and multi-screen television solutions, and DIGITAL+, the leading pay-TV operator in Spain, announced today the launch of “DIGITAL+ a la carta”, an Over-The-Top VOD and linear TV service powered and secured by Nagra and available to subscribers of the DIGITAL+ satellite service.

“We are excited to expand our offering to our subscribers with a full VOD catalogue for TV and PC that provides the flexibility viewers have come to expect in the way they consume content,” said Adolfo Remacha CTO at DIGITAL+. “Nagra’s solutions have made it easy for us to quickly deploy these new services, ensuring the best possible viewing experience for our subscribers and minimizing our operational costs through a common head-end.”

“DIGITAL+ has been instrumental in developing and bringing advanced digital television services to the Spanish pay-TV market and this new launch is no exception,” said Thierry Legrand, VP SMEA at Nagra. “We have a longstanding relationship with DIGITAL+ and are thrilled to continue to partner with them in delivering these value-added services to their viewers. We look forward to helping them develop their multi-screen strategy.”

“DIGITAL+ a la carta” is powered by Nagra’s multi-screen end-to-end solution. Based on advanced technologies, it allows operators like DIGITAL+ to deploy and manage a wide range of media services across multiple devices using one common platform. The solution maintains the highest security standards and ensures cross-device content security with Nagra’s Persistent Rights Management (PRM) solution, integrated with the set-top box and the Nagra Media Player (NMP) for PCs, smartphones and tablets.

“DIGITAL+ a la carta” is already available to DIGITAL+ subscribers on a iPLUS hybrid set-top box. It offers a complete VOD catalogue to viewers on both a subscription and pay-per-view basis, providing access in both standard and high definition, with catch-up TV functionality. DIGITAL+ will launch in the coming weeks a PC-based service which will include both VOD services and a selection of the best linear channels already offered through DIGITAL+’s broadcast service. Subscription packages are consistent across both set-top box and PC services, allowing subscribers to enjoy the same programming regardless of the device they use.

About PRISA TV and DIGITAL+

PRISA TELEVISIÓN is the GRUPO PRISA’s audiovisual holding, the owner of the DIGITAL+’s satellite television platform, as well as the leading free Access television provider in Portugal, TVI; the Plural Entertainment production company, with branches in Madrid, Lisbon, Miami and Río de Janeiro; the North American Vme television channel, with headquarters in New York.

PRISA TV (formerly Sogecable) is the leading pay-TV operator in Spain, as well as the pioneer in introducing digital television, high definition (HD), 3D television and interactive services in Spain. DIGITAL+ television channels’ platform is the most important one in the Spanish market, having reached more than 1,772,000 subscribers on the 30th of September, 2010.