MStar Semi adds OpenTV 5 support to Set-Top-Box platforms

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 
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MStar Semiconductor, Inc. announces NAGRA OpenTV 5 support on its Set-Top-Box platforms

MStar Semiconductor, Inc., a leading semiconductor company for display and digital home solutions, today announced that its set-top box system-on-chip (STB SoC) solution driver is now validated for NAGRA OpenTV 5, the most powerful set-top box connectware from NAGRA. NAGRA, a digital division of the Kudelski Group, is the leading provider of value-added content protection and multiscreen television solutions worldwide.

MStar offers the support for NAGRA OpenTV 5 technology on a full range of cable and satellite devices with validated drivers. With MStar’s powerful SoC Solution, operators and OEMs can deploy and enter the market with NAGRA OpenTV 5 connectware with minimum customization, to leverage the best user experience from OpenTV 5 ecosystem.

OpenTV 5 is NAGRA’s latest and most advanced connectware solution for client devices. It was built from the ground-up to help pay-TV service providers find new ways to develop, launch and monetize applications and services. With a strong focus on creating seamless and compelling user experiences thanks to HTML5, it securely connects set-top boxes to the Internet and over-the-top services while maintaining the robustness of traditional broadcast services.

“We are pleased to announce our cooperation with NAGRA OpenTV 5 connectware”, said Dennis Lai, Sales VP of set-top box Business Unit at MStar Semiconductor Inc., “NAGRA OpenTV 5 connectware enhances the user experience on STB products with its open architecture design. Both operators and users are benefit from its open ecosystem. With MStar validated OpenTV 5 drivers, our customers can accelerate the deployment time to have the world-best connectware solution”