The launch of UltraTV IPTV multi-screen service marks the first cloud deployment of the Conax GO Live solution in Mexico, said Nagra
Ultravision, a Mexican pay-TV operator and also a part of the Ultra Telecom group, will be launching this month a new multi-screen service, UltraTV.
The new service will enable subscribers of Ultravision to catch linear pay-TV channels in Puebla, Mexico via their iOS or Android mobile devices. Additionally, UltraTV will offer advanced features like start-over, catch-up and trick-play with electronic programme guide (EPG) functionality on linear TV channels, thus providing a round-the-clock service.
Powering the UltraTV multi-screen service is Conax GO Live, a solution from Nagra, a Kudelski Group company.
Patricio Zorrilla, CEO of Ultravision, explained: “We want to launch an IPTV multi-screen service very fast, without the complexity. Cost-efficiency was also a key consideration in a low ARPU market like Mexico, and after evaluating different options, we decided to move forward with the Conax GO Live solution delivered as a service operating on Amazon Web Services (AWS), integrated with Conax Contego, our content security platform.”
The deployment of Nagra’s solutions allow UltraTV to create an end-to-end IPTV multi-screen solution. It includes a content management system and white-label apps for iOS and Android mobile devices.
End-users can also cast their content to a TV screen using Google Cast or Apple AirPlay. Running on AWS, the Conax GO Live solution operates on the Conax Contego unified content security platform supporting major native digital rights management (DRM) solutions.
Tom Wirth, senior vice-president of sales, Americas, Nagra, concluded: “This deployment is yet another milestone for Nagra in embracing the public cloud to provide off-the-shelf content security to pay-TV operators worldwide. It delivers the key components of an end-to-end solution in a way that is fast to deploy, scales at the pace of customer growth, handles viewing peaks with ease, and keeps content safe.”