Mediaset Premium’s new OTT service is running with Nagra’s SmarDTV Smart Cam with embedded Wi-Fi. It means that any CI Plus IDTV can be turned into a smart TV, giving consumers access to Mediaset’s Premium Play services over the internet.
It brings together both Mediaset Premium broadcast services and Mediaset Premium Play broadband services in one single module.
Nagra says The use of a CAM removes the complexity of supporting multiple competing DRM systems to address the wide variety of different TVs in the market.
The SMART CAM Control Application suite can be downloaded from either the Apple App Store and Android Google Play. Users gain access to greater than 2,500 titles on Premium Play and can use a smartphone or a tablet to select their favorite titles to enjoy on their integrated TVs.
“We are rightfully proud of this new generation of conditional access module that we have developed in collaboration with SmarDTV” said Franco Ricci, Mediaset Premium CEO. “We have a highly successful history of deploying our Premium Broadcast services using conditional access modules and iDTVs that began in 2009 with the launch of our first products and we see this evolution as the logical next step for users to now access our Premium Play services via OTT.”
The module has been on sale for the past month.