NAGRA and Samsung license TVKey

TVkey allows consumers to enjoy pay-TV services directly on TV sets using a simple USB dongle AS NAGRA and Samsung agreed to establish a new co-venture to license TVkey technology to industry stakeholders including chipset, dongle, TV and conditional access vendors.

4K NAGRA Samsung TVKey


LAS VEGAS – NAGRA, a Kudelski Group with Samsung Electronics announced they will create a corporate body to license the new TVkey technology – announced at IBC – to industry stakeholders. The new body will enable open market access to the solution by licensing TVkey technology to third-party chipset, TV, dongle and conditional access (CAS) vendors.

TVkey allows consumers to sign up for pay-TV services directly on select new Samsung TVs, while meeting stringent MovieLabs requirements for Enhanced Content Protection such as 4K and HDR. It offers the quickest and lowest-cost route to market for 4K services without requiring additional pay-TV operator investment in set-top boxes. TVkey licensing terms and technical specifications are expected to be available to interested partners by mid-2017.

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