Nagra has unveiled a new hybrid CAS/DRM content protection solution, the first joint project with Conax since last year’s acquisition.

The need for such a product has come about through the increased number of networks and devices operators use to deliver content. The result has been increased licensing costs, multiple clients per set-top box, and operational complexity.

NAGRA anyCAST CONNECT allows them to integrate a single client for the secure delivery of broadcast, IPTV and OTT content to the home, and extend the security for the redistribution of content within the home.

“A rapidly changing environment requires flexible and adaptable security solutions. We have completely re-imagined what content security should look like in a multi-network, multi-device, UHD, connected world,” said Maurice van Riek, Senior Vice President, Head of Content and Asset Security for NAGRA. “With anyCAST Connect, we can secure premium content in a variety of use-cases, using NAGRA’s high-security hardware roots of trust, Trusted Execution Environments (TEE’s), third-party roots of trust, right down to software-only implementations, to ensure that our customers can reach any device they want with a modular level of security.”

Tom Jahr, EVP Products & Partners at Conax, told Broadband TV News this was the first product co-developed product by Conax and Nagra. “We’ve created all the licence server components for this new common client,” he said.

The Kudelski Group acquired Conax AS from Telenor Broadcast Holding AS for approximately CHF200 million.