Nagra Secures More Than 10 Million DTV Devices In South America

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011 
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  • Company enables multi-channel operators to deliver DTV services to growing number of subscribers
  • Nagra’s open ecosystem offers widest range of set-top box features available today in the South American market
  • Milestone confirms Nagra’s position in the promising South American market as leading supplier of conditional access and middleware solutions

CHESEAUX, Switzerland and LAS VEGAS, NV — NAB booth SU6717 — Nagra, a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) company, the world’s leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, announced today that its conditional access technology now secures more than ten million devices in South America. The majority of these devices are also enabled by the company’s OpenTV middleware. Since its beginnings in the region, Nagra has delivered and deployed a variety of advanced television services including DVR, HD, user interfaces, end-to-end integration, as well as award-winning GPS-driven access control.

“This is a significant milestone for the company and demonstrates our continued commitment to the South American region,” said Tom Wirth, Senior Vice President, Nagra Americas. “Our mission is to allow service providers deliver compelling and high-quality programming to their viewers, and also help them grow their business and prepare for next generation services as consumer demand increases.”

Nagra’s open system technology allows South American service providers to offer expanded and advanced DTV services to their subscribers but also go above and beyond, enabling multiscreen, hybrid broadcast-IP, over-the-top and home networking, allowing operators to grow their business and remain competitive in a fast-growing market.

Nagra has been present in South America since the 1990’s and has grown ever since working with service providers in the cable, satellite, terrestrial, MMDS, and Telco markets. The company’s customers include América Móvil, Embratel, NET Serviços, Oi TV, TVA, TV Globo, CTBC (Algar Telecom) and Telefónica.