DISH secures multiscreen TV anywhere with NAGRA

Michelle Clancy | 17-04-2014

Looking to secure the DISH Anywhere multiscreen video-on-demand (VOD) service, DISH Network and EchoStar have deployed content security and digital rights management from NAGRA.

The satellite player will deploy the NAGRA MediaLive Player (NMP) with NAGRA's DECE-approved MediaAccess Persistent Rights Management (PRM) technology to secure the content being streamed to computers, smartphones and tablets. The NAGRA MediaAccess PRM protects DISH's Hopper Transfers feature within the DISH Anywhere app, which allows users of the Hopper with Sling Whole-Home HD DVR to transfer their recorded content to any device for offline, on-the-go viewing. The system is independent of the conditional access system (CAS) and can be deployed as a standalone component.
"More and more consumers are demanding greater flexibility in the way they enjoy their DISH content," said Vivek Khemka, DISH senior vice president of product management. "To successfully provide this service, we chose the NAGRA MediaLive Player with PRM because of their proven ability to effectively protect our content investment while at the same time meeting the requirements of our premium content providers. What's more, our close security partnership with NAGRA allows us to focus on creating innovative new services."
EchoStar developed the whole-home solution deployed by DISH, which includes the Hopper Whole-Home HD DVR, the Joey client options that extend the Hopper functionalities to additional rooms; and Sling place-shifting technology, which enables Hopper content to be viewed anywhere from a mobile device.
"While providing consumers with the best possible viewing experience, both inside and outside the home, we recognise the need of content creators to protect their rights," said Mark Jackson, president of EchoStar Technologies. "NAGRA's solutions will add an extra layer of security to protect those rights."