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OnePlace CanalDigital 13mar2018Nordic DTH operator Canal Digital has turned to local pay-TV and digital entertainment services protection firm Conax to protect its OnePlace Android TV-based entertainment service.

The first solution of its kind in Norway, OnePlace is available to Canal Digital's DTH customers across their Nordic footprint. The service's brand new set-top box (STB) is designed to deliver more content and games via the Google Play Store, access to all content from one unified user interface, as well as advanced features like voice search and the ability to cast content from any mobile device to the big screen.

In the OnePlace deployment, Conax is implementing a separation between the rich application environment and the premium content within the STB, using the Conax Lynx isolation technology which harnesses the Android TV ecosystem without compromising the content security. This, it says, effectively creates a secure media pipeline (SMP) where software hacks or so-called 'pirate-in-the-box' attacks have no capability to manipulate or steal video content. SMP is one main component in the enhanced content protection (ECP) requirements from MovieLabs to approve use of 4K/Ultra HD content on an STB.

"We are proud and excited to provide OnePlace to our customers in the Nordics, and bring them a unique and personalised user experience that combines both linear and on-demand content," remarked Canal Digital CTO Henke Erichsen. "OnePlace is based on Android TV, and the open ecosystem will enable future innovation to the benefit of our customers. A number of suppliers, including Conax, have cooperated on developing the product. Conax's contributions to the project have been vital in keeping content secure on the open ecosystem platform, and in ensuring that OnePlace complies with the strictest security requirements from content owners."

The OnePlace STB project has undergone the Conax STB integration process in order to validate compliance with security requirements and pass all conformity tests. Content security operation for OnePlace is managed by Conax's Contego content security platform.

Added Morten Solbakken, EVP and COO of the Kudelski Group: "We have been working with Canal Digital from very early on and are delighted to be a part of the OnePlace project. We have been able to utilise our unique expertise on securing Android TV ecosystems with several Conax technologies such as Conax Lynx to enable the new TV experience envisioned by Canal Digital. We look forward to continuing our collaboration on the new platform as new features are launched."