Embratel Selects Nagravision New Generation CA System

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009
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  • Embratel is using a Nagravision latest generation conditional access system for the Via Embratel new Satellite pay-TV service
  • The new DTH service has exceeded 100 thousand subscribers and is available across Brazil
  • Embratel uses MPEG-4 and DVB-S2 for its state-of-the art delivery system
  • Nagravision was instrumental in the development and integration of Embratel new DTH set-top box

CHESEAUX, Switzerland — Nagravision, a Kudelski Group (SWX:KUD) company and the world’s leading independent provider of value-added content protection solutions, announced today that a Nagravision new generation conditional access (CA) system was selected by Empresa Brasileira de Telecomunicações S.A. (Embratel) [BMV: TELINT; NYSE: TII; LATIBEX: XTII], Brazil’s second largest telecommunications company, for its DTH service. The new pay-TV service called Via Embratel is available across the entire Brazilian market. Today, the Nagravision CA system is securing the content and providing access to over 100 thousand subscribers.

Embratel continues to focus on providing quality and enhancing the trustworthiness of its brand name. Throughout the rapid expansion of Via Embratel, the Nagravision conditional access solution has allowed the company to protect its pay-TV service and the access to it. The service area covered by Via Embratel passes over and has a potential to support more than 20 million homes. The Nagravision solution will scale with the service’s subscriber growth as needed.

“Our integration skills and content protection leadership, has yielded another customer win for the Kudelski Group in one of the world’s most populous countries. This demonstrates the added value of our end-to-end solutions and ongoing commitment to help our customers differentiate their services in an ever competitive market,” said Tom Wirth, Senior Vice President for Nagravision Americas.

Via Embratel offers more than 80 programming channels, an electronic programming guide, parental control, on screen synopsis and electronic messages. The company is using a state-of-the art delivery system which features MPEG-4 AVC for transport and DVB-S2 for transmission. Nagravision was instrumental in the development and integration of the new DTH set-top box used within this state-of-the-art system. The Nagravision solution also includes a dual digital/analog set-top box and matching platform architecture to allow interoperability across both transports, a technology that had never been deployed commercially before.