Nagravision Trumpets Deal to Secure ONO's New TiVo-Powered Hybrid TV Platform

Kudelski-owned content protection specialist, Nagravision, said Tuesday that it has been tapped by its existing customer, Spanish operator, ONO, to secure the latter's next-generation hybrid TV platform. According to Nagravision, the platform, which will employ software from TiVo both on DVR- and non DVR-enabled set-top boxes (see the article published on, June 30th), will be delivered over ONO's fiber-optic network and will be the first broadcast/broadband content delivery network in Spain.

Nagravision--which already supplies ONO with information management (IMS) and content management (CMS) systems--says that its conditional access technology will secure all ONO's next-generation services, which are expected to include VOD, DVR and the ability to access Internet-based content on the TV set. According to the company, its latest conditional access technology will be integrated into all next-generation set-tops deployed by ONO, including both DVR and non-DVR boxes. "Providing state-of-the-art services to our customers has always been our top priority," Paul Healy, ONO's television director, said in a prepared statement. "This is why we have partnered with leaders in the digital TV space such as Nagravision to implement and launch our next-generation services. We have a strong relationship with the Nagravision team and their multiplatform solutions will enable us to continue to deliver on the high-quality pledge we have made to our customers."