Taiwan Broadband Communications selects NAGRA OpenTV 5 Connectware

Thursday, April 9th, 2015 
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Taiwan Broadband Communications selects NAGRA’s OpenTV 5 Connectware to power new DTV platform

  • NAGRA’s OpenTV 5 HTML5 connectware will support the cable operator’s ongoing digitization efforts and power its new digital television platform
  • OpenTV 5 continues to gain traction in Asian markets and enables a variety of advanced services and connected home scenarios
  • Solution also provides a rich user experience with interactive media and services across a range of devices

CHESEAUX, Switzerland — NAGRA, a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) digital TV business and the world’s leading provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, announced today that Taiwan Broadband Communications (TBC), one of the leading multi-system cable operators in Taiwan, has selected NAGRA’s OpenTV 5 connectware technology to power its next generation digital TV platform. Leveraging NAGRA’s DECE and DTLA-approved DRM solution, NAGRA anyCAST PRM, TBC will be able to deploy a hybrid platform combining broadcast and Internet TV services while ensuring content remains secure on any device. TBC has been a NAGRA customer since 2008.

“To complete our move to an all-digital platform and bring new and advanced services to market we needed a superior yet flexible technology to meet all of our requirements,” said Jimmy Chen, CEO of TBC. “We have found this with NAGRA’s OpenTV 5, and look forward to offering a new generation of quality services to our customers through an engaging and seamless cross-device viewing experience.”

“TBC has been at the forefront of innovation for many years and ahead of its time in offering advanced pay-TV services to Taiwanese consumers and we are honored that they have once again entrusted us with a major project using our OpenTV 5 connectware solution,” said Jean-Luc Jezouin, SVP Sales APAC of NAGRA. “OpenTV 5 continues to gain traction in Asia and will enable TBC to deliver the next generation of Internet-enabled services while maintaining robust and reliable broadcast services. We are extremely pleased to partner with TBC in this new initiative.”

NAGRA’s OpenTV 5 HTML5 connectware is a new breed of solution that goes beyond traditional middleware. It combines the stability of broadcast with the velocity of Internet to deliver a wide range of services, features and functionalities including liveTV, VOD, nVOD, catch-up, start-over, follow-me, throw and fetch, whole-home services, games, social TV, HTML5 applications and a whole host of connected home services.