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DECE Approves NAGRA Streaming DRM Software

16 Apr, 2014 By: Erik Gruenwedel

The Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem said it has approved Nagra Media Access PRM as the official software protection for streaming of premium SD and HD content to open connected devices for its UltraViolet streaming service.

DECE is the organization implementing rollout of UltraViolet, the studio-backed (except Disney) cloud-based content storage system.

The affirmation was announced at the DECE meeting in March in Irvine, Calif., and expands DECE’s endorsement of NAGRA’s DRM technology previously approved for streaming to closed devices. It is also the only pay-TV centric DRM on DECE’s list of streaming technologies permitted for this usage.

Swiss-based NAGRA MediaAccess PRM enables a wide variety of uses beyond securing over-the-top (OTT) streaming of both linear and VOD content, including secure PVR/DVR recording and playback as well as the sharing of content across multiple devices within authorized domains. It can also serve as a bridge to Digital Transmission Content Protection (DTCP-IP) devices to securely extend the experience outside of the service provider’s own ecosystem. All these services are fully controlled by the service providers through a flexible set of usage rules.

“As a longstanding supporter of our initiative, NAGRA has unique expertise in pay-TV content protection and a DRM technology that has established a proven track record with service providers around the world,” Mitch Singer, president of DECE, said in a statement. “We look forward to working closely with them as part of the DECE eco-system.”

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