OBS teams up with Nagra and Broadcom

Monday, September 9th, 2019
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Ocean Blue Software (OBS), in cooperation with Nagra and Broadcom, has extended the DVB in Android integration, required to support Nagra conditional access.

The collaboration will further improve on the increased time-to-market strengths of Android TV while enabling premium-grade security for Android TV in full compliance with Google MediaCas framework.

By pre-integrating Nagra conditional access on the Broadcom silicon platform, an OEM can bring a fully secured STB product to market by simply adding an application. The solution builds on the existing multi-standard DVB TV Input service (TIS), available as part of the DTVKit membership, offering a solid foundation for the integration with Nagra’s entire content value protection portfolio. The DTVKit Android DVB integration is also modified to enable the decryption, decode, and display of the scrambled content to be managed by the Android Media Framework.

The integration of conditional access is done using Android’s MediaCas framework in such a way that the entire line-up of Nagra conditional access systems is easily supported. This not only ensures the shortest possible time-to-market, but also ensures that the solution is ready to meet the toughest security requirements.

Commenting on the development, Phil Evans, MD of DTVKit, said: “At DTVKit, we are great believers in collaboration to enable innovation, lower costs and accelerate time to market. This solution will significantly reduce the time to market for successful Operator deployments using Android TV.”

Paul Martin, CEO of OBS, added: “The combination of OBS’ DVB Android integration donated to DTVKit, with Nagra’s Conditional Access, and Broadcom’s silicon platform, allows manufacturers to get to market in the shortest time with the lowest resource.”

Tor Helge Kristiansen, VP Technology at Nagra, said: “Nagra is continually looking for new ways to help operators achieve an accelerated time to market and provide them with scalable service protection. We’re pleased to be working with OBS and Broadcom to bring our security clients to market in conjunction with DTVKit to those operators using Android TV.”

Paul Cox, Snr. engineering director at Broadcom, said: “Broadcom remains committed to delivering the highest level of Set Top Box SoC security in the industry. This collaboration between Broadcom, DTVKit, OBS and Nagra, building on Google’s latest AndroidTV MediaCAS framework, provides a feature-rich and secure platform for delivering Operator-quality Pay-TV to subscribers.”

A showcase of demos including this solution will be available to IBC visitors at the DTVKit Hall 1: D11.