Press Release

31.08.2007
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NAGRAVISION PROVIDES OMA BCAST SERVICE PROTECTION FOR MOBILE TV SHOWCASE AT THE IFA IN BERLIN

  • A Nagravision secured transport stream is available to handsets and mobile devices by T-Systems Media&Broadcast for the IFA show in Berlin
  • The stream allows handset and SIM-card manufacturers to test and trial their products for interoperability
  • The next version of the Nagravision OMA BCAST smartcard profile is ready for trials and deployments
  • The Nagravision platform supports both the BMCO launch profile as well as the OMA profiles
  • The Nagravision platform provides all the functions needed to protect the broadcasted services and contents

Cheseaux, Switzerland – August 31, 2007 – Nagravision, a Kudelski Group (SWX:KUD.VX) company, today announced that a transport stream secured by the Nagravision OMA BCAST smartcard profile is available to handsets and mobile devices by T-Systems Media&Broadcast for the IFA show in Berlin from August 31 to September 5, 2007. The OMA BCAST smartcard profile is an open standardised SIM-based service protection system defined by OMA (Open Mobile Alliance) members which include mobile operators, device and network suppliers, information technology companies, and content providers. The Nagravision secured mobile TV transport stream allows handset and SIM-card manufacturers to test and trial their products for interoperability.

After having provided the security for the world’s first commercial mobile TV systems with Hutchison 3G, Vodafone and Telecom Italia Mobile in Italy, Nagravision has realized the next steps in their ambitious roadmap to provide comprehensive service security platforms to mobile TV. The first successful interoperability tests (IOT) with mobile TV devices have been completed with Nagravision's latest security platform which follows the OMA BCAST smartcard profile standard and that platform is ready for trials and deployments. The Nagravision OMA BCAST smartcard profile takes the next step to secure the operator permanent revenue streams with highly sophisticated security platforms. The platform is based on well proven, mature technologies that have been successfully used in the pay-TV market. With the Nagravision platform, an operator remains in full control and ownership of the subscriber.

The Nagravision OMA BCAST smartcard profile platform supports the standard DVB SimulCrypt interface. This enables the operator to run DVB OSF (Open Standard Framework) and OMA BCAST smartcard profile service protection at the same time with the same platform. This also allows a broadcaster to repurpose its mobile TV infrastructure for a multitude of operators who offer their mobile TV services independently from each other.

"The Nagravision platform supports both the BMCO launch profile as well as the OMA profiles. This makes Nagravision a unique provider for mobile TV service protection,“ says Jean-Luc Jaquier, VP, Marketing & Sales, Mobile TV at Nagravision in Cheseaux. "Our technologies allow a broadcaster and a mobile network operator to utilize DVB OSF or OMA BCAST solutions from one vendor, or both at the same time by means of ISMA SimulCrypt. Therefore having our service protection with the T-Systems Media&Broadcast DVB-H platform is an important step for us."

The Nagravision platform provides all the functions needed to protect the broadcasted services and contents. It is available as an extension to existing Nagravision CAS integrations or as a stand-alone platform.

Nagravision is now offering intensive interoperability tests with handset manufacturers and (U)SIM card vendors alike. This technology will also be presented at the IBC Amsterdam show from September 6 to September 11, 2007 on the Nagravision booth 1.461.

About the Kudelski Group/Nagravision
The Kudelski Group (SWX: KUD.VX), is the world leader in digital security. Its technologies are used in a wide range of applications requiring access control and rights management, whether for securing transfer of information (digital television, broadband Internet, video-on-demand, interactive applications, etc.) or to control and manage access of people or vehicles to sites and events. The Kudelski Group is headquartered in Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland. Please visit www.nagra.com for more information.

Nagravision, a Kudelski Group company, is the world's leading independent supplier of open conditional access systems, DRM and integrated on-demand solutions for content providers and digital TV operators over broadcast, broadband and mobile platforms. Its technologies are currently being used by more than 100 leading Pay-TV operators worldwide securing content delivered to over 77,5 million active smart cards and devices. Please visit www.nagravision.com for more information.

For further information please contact:

Ivan Schnider
Nagravision Head of Marketing & Communications
+41 21 732 09 40
ivan.schnider@nagra.com