At last year's IBC show in Amsterdam, Nagra launched its cloud-based, pre-integrated, ready-to-launch OTT solution OpenTV Signature Edition. At IBC 2018 Nagra is using the show to announce and promote Android TV support for the product.
Having successfully launched 15 Android device deployments since 2014, delivering OTT and hybrid TV services to more than ten million consumer devices worldwide, NAGRA has now included Android TV into its solution portfolio for pay-TV service providers. Leveraging NAGRA’s multi-device and app protection technologies, OpenTV Signature Edition offers an OTT solution framework that enables effective content and service monetization with Android TV.
OpenTV Signature Edition will now feature an Android TV Operator Tier solution, enabling on-boarding of apps and SVOD services in an operator-branded user experience. OpenTV Signature combines the OS, experience/interface and player alongside pre-integrated set-top boxes, including a 4K-ready box from SmarDTV, and support for third-party apps such as Netflix, YouTube and Amazon Prime Video.
“Operating within an end-to-end TV framework like OpenTV Signature Edition, an Android TV-based solution offers pay-TV operators a compelling TV experience that engages consumers and drives active content monetization,” adds Holger Ippach, Senior Vice President, User Experience Product Unit for NAGRA. “We have been successfully embracing Android for mobile devices and tablets for years, and now with support for Android TV, we can help our customers benefit from everything it has to offer.”
Also at IBC, Nagra announced that its TVkey Cloud product, which brings pay-TV services directly to smart TVs without the need for any external device, would be available for Samsung smart TVs.