SmarDTV, NAGRA and Samsung introduce the world’s first CI Plus module with DRM

For enabling OTT services directly to connected TVs

SmarDTV and NAGRA, both Kudelski Group companies and Samsung Electronics Co., announced that they have successfully combined CI Plus and HbbTV with DRM to enable video-on-demand for over-the-top (OTT) networks directly to iDTVs without the use of a STB. The system integrates the popular NAGRA Gravity User Interface running in HbbTV on Samsung 2012 TV models allowing NAGRA PRM protected content be streamed over IP to the TV using adaptive bitrate streaming and then descrambled by the CI Plus SmarCAM module from SmarDTV. The solution is fully compliant with CI Plus v1.3 and uses open standard interfaces including the Open IPTV forum (OIPF) DRM interface.

* For the first time pay-TV operators and service providers can deploy their over-the-top (OTT) video-on-demand (VOD) services directly to Samsung connected iDTVs using their chosen security system embedded in a CI Plus SmarCAM module.

* Turnkey solution for OTT VOD based on standard CI Plus using NAGRA PRM, NAGRA’s software based, operator-controlled DRM for security and content protection, HbbTV applications with adaptive bitrate streaming for content delivery over IP networks.

* The use of open standards for security and applications allows operators to customize their offerings in a homogenous manner for any connected TV.