Foxtel selects NAGRA to support subscription TV across connected devices

Editor | 27-09-2013

Leading Australian pay-TV provider Foxtel has invested in NAGRA technology to support and enable advanced, feature-rich services across its range of connected set-top boxes.

Under the terms of the deal, NAGRA will contribute its MediaLive Service Platform which is designed to offers the tools to manage, secure and operate, from a single platform, media services across multiple delivery networks, devices and content types.
The Service Platform will see use in enabling interactive applications such as video-on-demand (VOD), catch-up TV, information services and applications based on HTML5, ensuring portability of applications across devices. It also provides the core component for managing complex customer scenarios with multiple users, devices and business models.
“NAGRA is a long-standing and trusted partner of Foxtel, and has provided us with many products including core headend, middleware and applications technology,” commented Michael Ivanchenko, Foxtel director of products. “We are pleased to further extend our collaboration by selecting the MediaLive Service Platform to support our future requirements. Its modular architecture was a key driver in its selection.”
“Foxtel is at the forefront of innovation in subscription television and continuously strives to provide its customers with the best feature-rich viewing experience possible,” added Jean-Michel Puiatti, NAGRA senior vice president multiscreen. “We are excited to have them benefit from everything the flexible MediaLive Service Platform has to offer to deliver impactful subscription TV services.”