Nagra enables over-the-top services for Spain's Jazztel

Monday, January 9th, 2012 
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  • NAGRA-enabled turnkey OTT solution provides Jazztel customers access to PRISA TV premium on-demand (VOD) and high-definition (HD) content as well as PRISA live TV services
  • NAGRA is providing Jazztel with an end-to-end solution exhibiting the full range of NAGRA’s expertise in multiscreen television, including set-top boxes, content protection, middleware, UI customization and adaptive streaming technology
  • The PRISA TV platform is based on the NAGRA Media Service Delivery Platform and provides CANAL+ YOMVI services over-the-top to a range of devices
  • Launch complements Jazztel’s traditional telephone and Internet DSL services, enables provider to build a better offering and reinforces NAGRA’s positioning as key player in the OTT space

CHESEAUX, Switzerland and LAS VEGAS, NV – CES/The Venetian, Toscana Suite 3601-3603 — NAGRA, a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) company, the world’s leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, announced today the launch of a new over-the-top (OTT) solution for Jazztel, Spain’s fastest growing ISP provider, based on the platform NAGRA has already implemented at PRISA TV for their CANAL+ YOMVI service and internet brand.

In a Spanish market first, the new offer allows Jazztel subscribers to access the best content available in that market today including CANAL+ premium on-demand (VOD) and high-definition (HD) content as well as live TV services currently available on the PRISA TV platform. The new services are commercially available under the “Jazzbox” name.

“We are very excited to be launching this new solution in partnership with PRISA TV and NAGRA, and bring to our subscribers the best content available today in the Spanish market,” said José Miguel García Fernández, Jazztel’s CEO. “OTT is here to stay and thanks to NAGRA solutions we are able to extend the viewing choices for our viewers and enable a truly unique experience that brings them the content they want. We now have a better offering with unique and high-quality premium content.”

“The Jazzbox will enable PRISA TV to deliver premium content to Jazztel subscribers, further leveraging our investment in the OTT platform powered by NAGRA technology,” said Manuel Mirat, General Director of CANAL+. “PRISA TV has a long and successful relationship with NAGRA and we fully trust them to offer a secure OTT solution suitable for premium content in a multiscreen environment.”

“We’re excited to evolve with each new technology affecting the DTV ecosystem today,” said André Kudelski, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Kudelski Group. “This launch is another clear example of how NAGRA is embracing Internet TV – from backend platforms to STBs using most advanced streaming technologies and delivering VOD and live TV services to end users. For NAGRA it’s not just about traditional CAS anymore – it’s about a new generation of DTV ecosystem where Internet TV and OTT play an integral role in extending choices for viewers and growing ARPU for operators and improving the overall multiscreen TV experience.”

“Jazztel and PRISA TV are paving the way for a new generation of services for DTV viewers in Spain and we are thrilled to continue to be a part of it,” said Pierre Roy, Kudelski Group’s Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President. “We’ve been able to leverage our experience in delivering OTT solutions for our customers, and notably PRISA TV. As the end-to-end integrator for the project, we made it possible for Jazztel to embrace OTT and make it a key revenue-generating component in their subscriber offer. This new launch reinforces NAGRA’s leadership in delivering end-to-end OTT solutions for our customers, quickly, efficiently and always with the best content protection technology available.”

For an additional monthly fee of Euro 10.95, Jazztel and PRISA TV customers are able to access the CANAL+ YOMVI services via an IP set-top box (Jazzbox), including CANAL+1 live TV channel and a subscription VOD. Customers also have access to a pay-per-view premium transactional VOD Service. The Jazzbox comes pre-integrated with NAGRA’s DRM solution, NAGRA Media Persistent Rights Management (PRM), and powered by NAGRA’s OpenTV Middleware. The flexibility of the OpenTV middleware has enabled Jazztel and PRISATV to rapidly develop its own custom user interface for the Jazzbox service.

The Jazzbox accesses the PRISA TV CANAL+ YOMVI platform based on the NAGRA Media Service Delivery Platform which securely delivers PRISA TV services over-the-top to a range of devices.