Nagra provides Dish, EchoStar multi-screen protection

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:49pm
Mike Robuck

Dish Network and EchoStar have expanded their security partnership with Nagra to include digital rights management (DRM) for multi-screen services.

Dish and EchoStar have deployed the Nagra MediaLive Player (NMP) with Nagra’s MediaAccess Persistent Rights Management (PRM) technology, which is Nagra’s studio-approved DRM solution, to enable and secure the Dish Anywhere multi-screen VOD service.

EchoStar developed the whole-home platform for Dish, which included Dish’s Hopper HD DVR, the Joeyclient options, which extends the Hopper functionalities to additional rooms in a home; and the Slingplace-shifting technology. Dish Anywhere provides video content to computers, smartphones and tablets.

“More and more consumers are demanding greater flexibility in the way they enjoy their Dish content,” said Vivek Khemka, Dish's senior vice president of product management. “To successfully provide this service, we chose the Nagra MediaLive Player with PRM because of their proven ability to effectively protect our content investment while at the same time meeting the requirements of our premium content providers. What’s more, our close security partnership with Nagra allows us to focus on creating innovative new services.”

Nagra Media Player with PRM technology can be used on any device to give service providers an operator-controlled DRM functionality that they can use to support a wide variety of use cases and business models.

Nagra’s MediaAccess PRM currently protects Dish’s Hopper Transfer feature within the Dish Anywhere app, which allows users of the Hopper with SlingWhole-Home HD DVR to transfer their recorded content to any device for offline “on-the-go” viewing. The solution was recently added to the Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem’s (DECE) list of approved DRMs for the delivery of premium content to open devices such as smartphones, tablets and PCs.



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