NDS Exec Tells How Flexibility of Content Security Solutions Is Driving Multiscreen Services
As Steve Tranter, VP, Broadband, at NDS makes clear in this interview with ScreenPlays editor Fred Dawson, service providers such as Cox Communications, DirecTV and BSkyB are able to pursue a variety of cloud- and gateway-based paths to delivering premium content to fixed and mobile devices, thanks to the versatility and ironclad protection of the NDS VideoGuard Connnect DRM platform.
Architecting the Media Gateway For the Cable Home
Developing a media gateway strategy allows operators to introduce new services and features, including whole-home DVR, multi-device connectivity, universal navigation across all content categories, personalization with companion device applications and much else. In this paper, NDS discusses the key elements and functionalities to be addressed in architecting media gateways, including how remote management systems can be employed to cost-effectively optimize user experience and maintain migration flexibility.
In Two Interviews NDS Exec Explains Solutions to Diverse UI & Multiscreen Strategies
In this discussion with ScreenPlays editor Fred Dawson, NDS Director of Technology James Field describes how service providers worldwide are tapping NDS expert services and technologies for a wide range of approaches to introducing advanced universal navigation systems to their subscribers. These activities clearly demonstrate the path is open to provide an unprecedented array of enhanced user experiences on legacy set-tops and new gateways alike, from richer graphics and information to personalized discovery and recommendations on companion devices.
James Field explains how NDS is applying its deep experience in conditional access and DRM protection in IPTV to deliver a multiscreen service security system that satisfies the needs of content suppliers and service providers. The NDS VideoGuard Connect platform is crafted to address variations in device hardware and native DRMs to deliver on-the-fly security implementation to whatever authenticated device a subscriber is using to view premium content.
Keys to Delivering Advanced Navigation to Legacy Set-Tops and Connected Devices
Service providers must be able to deliver compelling and intuitive access to the most content possible on as many devices as possible, while relying on the limiting capabilities of deployed set-top boxes. This paper describes how a service-layer approach to decoupling UI features from the set-top through utilization of advanced software in the headend overcomes legacy impediments to next-generation services.
Putting the Best of the Web Into the Electronic Guide
In order to bring Internet content into the controlled, structured world of digital cable, an intermediary process is required to locate online content, maintain links to the content, transcode the various video formats into a common format and quality, generate metadata descriptions for the content, and link the content to the structured data-set used by the operator’s user interface. This paper explains how operators using a cloud-based aggregation service can minimize the operations and management overhead of providing online content alongside traditional content while maintaining a consistent, high-quality viewer experience.
Advanced Security System Supports Live Streaming For TV Everywhere
Two major DBS players are counting on driving over-the-top extensions of their pay TV channels into the marketplace by employing a new content protection platform designed by NDS to satisfy the advanced security and multi-device compatibility requirements of premium service suppliers.