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Novatek has announced that its next-generation TV chipsets will natively support both Nagra Connect and TVkey Cloud for content security.

TVkey 4 Jan 2017In a first phase, Novatek will use a Trusted Execution Environment (TEE)-based device security framework to support Nagra Connect, a converged conditional access and DRM solution for connected set-top boxes and smart televisions, protecting broadcast, IPTV and operator-controlled OTT.

In a next phase and as part of its 2020 silicon roadmap, Novatek will additionally onboard silicon support for TVkey Cloud, the next generation enhanced content protection for smart TVs equipped with a TVkey hardware-based root of trust. Jointly defined by Nagra and Samsung, TVkey Cloud leverages the increased availability of internet-connected smart TVs to combine the security capabilities of the TVkey embedded hardware in the TV with security management systems in the cloud.

NAGRA Connect and TVkey Cloud are both managed from the NAGRA Cloud platform.

“The collaboration with NAGRA is a great partnership, as it enables Novatek to provide a robust security solution,” said JH Chang, SVP, Novatek “We look forward to working closely with NAGRA and shortening development cycle for TV brands to launch premium pay-TV services.”

“The smart TV keeps gaining traction as a preferred device for media entertainment. With our portfolio of direct-to-TV content protection solutions, we offer both consumers and service providers a cost-optimised path to a premium and convenient service,” said Maurice Van Riek, SVP, Content and Asset Security, Nagra. “We are pleased to welcome Novatek to our Smart TV solution portfolio. This marks an important step in growing the ecosystem of TV manufacturers that enable TV enjoyment directly on the smart TV without additional hardware.”

TVkey Cloud is open to an ecosystem of industry players, including conditional access vendors and TV manufacturers, and complies with MovieLabs requirements for enhanced content protection of 4K Ultra HD, HDR and early release content.