Press Release

06.09.2018
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NAGRA and SPORT TV join forces in the fight against illegal live streaming of soccer matches in Portugal and around the world

  • NAGRA Anti-Piracy Services provide SPORT TV with IPTV, internet and social media monitoring and takedown services for the 2018-19 season
  • NAGRA brings a unique combination of global expertise and local market knowledge to impact the most popular pirate streaming services in Portugal
  • Latest win marks NAGRA’s increasing footprint in combatting illegal streaming of premium live sports content

Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland, and Phoenix (AZ), USA – September 6, 2018 – NAGRA, a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) company and the world’s leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, and SPORT TV, the premium sports network and market leader in Portugal, today announced that they are joining forces in the fight against streaming piracy of live sports content. SPORT TV, which owns the exclusive rights to Portugal’s football league, leverages NAGRA Anti-Piracy Services to protect the premium sports network from illegal live streaming of soccer matches in Portugal and around the world.

“SPORT TV invests significantly and prides itself in providing the world’s best sports programming to its viewers,” said Rui Marques, from SPORT TV. “To protect SPORT TV’s value, and above all to protect consumers from dangerous behaviours that might put in risk their privacy and personal safety, we need to ensure that our content is distributed exclusively through the legitimate channels. As the leader in content protection, NAGRA was the best partner to join forces with and help us preserve that investment not only for our rights holders, but for the enjoyment of our viewers.”

“We applaud SPORT TV in taking the first step in what is a fierce battle against illegal streaming in Portugal and implementing new anti-piracy measures in their territory,” said Jean-Philippe Plantevin, Vice President Anti-Piracy at NAGRA. “Our anti-piracy services provide a holistic approach to fighting piracy, by combining technology, investigations and legal actions to put a stop to illegitimate streaming of premium content. An increasing number of content owners are turning to us to help protect their live sports events from IPTV, internet and social media streaming piracy and return viewers to the legitimate value chain. We look forward to supporting SPORT TV during this season’s games.”

NAGRA Anti-Piracy Services provide sports rights holders, content owners and service providers with advanced detection, real-time monitoring and takedown services, but also strategic and legal counsel, deep global intelligence combined with local expertise.

Along with NAGRA’s industry-leading content protection technologies, including card-based and cardless conditional access, and NexGuard forensic watermarking, NAGRA Anti-Piracy Services help both service providers and content owners manage and disrupt today’s piracy ecosystem and the various piracy methods in operation around the world – from open and highly visible piracy on the internet and social media, to key sharing and illegal commercial IPTV piracy services that compete with legitimate offerings.

NAGRA content value protection solutions, Anti-Piracy Services and NexGuard watermarking will be on display on NAGRA stand, 1.C81, at IBC 2018 in Amsterdam, from September 14-18, 2018. For more information on NAGRA’s IBC presence, please visit dtv.nagra.com/ibc


About NAGRA 
NAGRA, the digital TV division of the Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S), provides security and multiscreen user experience solutions for the monetization of digital media. The company offers content providers and DTV service providers worldwide secure, open and integrated platforms and applications over broadcast, broadband and mobile platforms, enabling compelling and personalized viewing experiences. Please visit dtv.nagra.com for more information and follow us on Twitter at @nagrakudelski

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Ivan Schnider 
Marketing Communications
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ivan.schnider@nagra.com 
 
Christine Oury 
Marketing Communications
+1 415 962 5433
christine.oury@nagra.com