NAGRA, a Kudelski Group (KUD.S) company and the world’s leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the market leader in consumer electronics, today announced that HD PLUS GmbH, a subsidiary of satellite provider SES, is the first operator to deploy TVkey Cloud on its HD+ satellite platform.
TVKey Cloud is the cloud-based direct-to-TV security solution co-developed by NAGRA and Samsung that brings pay-TV services directly to internet-connected Smart TVs equipped with market-proven TVkey hardware root of trust.
TVkey Cloud enables HD+ to deliver an operator-branded TV User Interface with HD+ own so-called HD+ Komfort-Funktion (value-added service) with instant restart of programs, access to 7-day-catch-up TV and an innovative TV guide. Additional value-added services like VOD and cloud DVR can be implemented through the TVkey Cloud framework.
Jointly defined by NAGRA and Samsung, TVkey Cloud leverages the increasing number of internet-connected Smart TVs to combine the security capabilities of the TVkey embedded hardware root of trust in the TV with sophisticated security management systems in the cloud, enabling compliance with MovieLabs requirements for Enhanced Content Protection of 4K Ultra HD, HDR, and early release content.
TVkey Cloud is already being implemented in Samsung TVs and is supported by NAGRA and Conax conditional access systems (CAS). TVkey Cloud is available to the wider ecosystem of industry players, including conditional access vendors and TV manufacturers, who wish to use its capabilities to bring operator user experience and advanced services directly to the TV screen.