NAGRA multiscreen security deploying in Mexico

NAGRA is launching a multiscreen video security solution with Ultravision in Mexico. The solution marks the first cloud deployment of the Conax ...

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NAGRA is launching a multiscreen video security solution with Ultravision in Mexico. The solution marks the first cloud deployment of the Conax GO Live solution in Mexico.

Ultravision's new multiscreen service UltraTV, which is expected to launch this month, is intended to enable its subscribers to watch linear pay TV channels in Puebla, Mexico, using iOS or Android mobile devices. It will also offer features like start-over, catchup and trick-play with electronic program guide (EPG) functionality on linear TV channels.

"We wanted to launch an IPTV multiscreen service very fast, without the complexity," said Patricio Zorrilla, CEO, Ultravision. "Cost-efficiency was also a key consideration in a low ARPU market like Mexico, and after evaluating different options, we decided to move forward with the Conax GO Live solution delivered as a service operating on Amazon Web Services (AWS), integrated with Conax Contego, our content security platform. It is the perfect extension enabling us to launch linear TV channels quickly and effortlessly on mobile consumer devices."

Tom Wirth, senior VP of sales, Americas, for NAGRA, said: "This deployment is yet another milestone for NAGRA in embracing the public cloud to provide off-the-shelf content security to pay TV operators worldwide. It delivers all the key components of an end-to-end solution in a way that is fast to deploy, scales at the pace of customer growth, handles viewing peaks with ease and keeps content safe."

NAGRA says the UltraTV service was ready to deploy in less than 30 days. It includes a content management system and white-label apps for iOS and Android mobile devices. End-users can also cast their content to a TV screen using Google Cast or Apple AirPlay. Running on AWS, the Conax GO Live solution operates on the Conax Contego unified content security platform supporting major native DRMs.

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