MStar Semiconductor integrates NAGRA content security


Michelle Clancy

| 03 September 2015

MStar Semiconductor has integrated NAGRA security technologies directly into its systems-on-chip (SoC) for 4K Ultra HD connected TVs.

Pay-TV service providers can send premium content directly to TVs without a set-top box (STB) by using MStar chipsets that integrate NAGRA's NOCS for TV and the anyCAST CONNECT client while still meeting Hollywood standards for content protection.

NAGRA's anyCAST CONNECT converged CAS/DRM client supports DVB broadcast, IPTV as well as over-the-top (OTT) and home networking use cases like whole-home DVR. Service providers can implement their own electronic programme guide using the TV manufacturer's SDK or the HBBTV standard.

"By working with MStar to bring NAGRA's next-generation connected security solutions directly to 4K Ultra HD TV sets, we are giving our clients new ways to increase their market share and sign up new customers spontaneously from the comfort of their own couches," said Maurice van Riek, senior vice president, head of content and asset security for NAGRA. "More importantly, without compromising on security, pay-TV service providers can deliver their full bouquet of premium content directly on the TV screen for OTT, DVB and IPTV without the need for an additional STB or [conditional access] module."