Nagravision to secure new pay-TV digital terrestrial services in Spain

Content protection services provider Nagravision’s Nagra Media Access conditional access (CA) system was selected by Spain’s Abertis Telecom to secure the TDT Premium pay-TV digital terrestrial television (DTT) platform operated properly.

The Nagra CA system is being integrated into TDT Premium set-top boxes and conditional access modules (CAMs) to support the new platform. The set-top boxes and CAMs will be compliant with the technical specifications for DTT CA-enabled receivers agreed within the Spanish Digital TV Forum.

Beginning this month, the set-top boxes and CAMs are being sold to consumers via retail channels as well as through TV installers. With the new regulation in Spain, all current DTT broadcasters with more than one DTT channel are entitled to offer one channel in pay mode.

The first pay DTT channel to go on-air for the TDT Premium platform was Mediapro’s Gol Television, a 24-hour sports channel which broadcasts include the Spanish football league, Spanish cup and Champions League games. The channel launched Sept. 1.