NDS’ next generation digital rights management (DRM) solution for multi-platform pay-TV, VideoGuard Connect, provides end-to-end protection of an operator’s service, using the unique security capabilities of each individual platform.

VideoGuard Connect enables the secure ingestion, delivery and consumption of premium content over both managed and OTT networks while maintaining subscription privileges across devices. VideoGuard Connect enables a wider range of business models, such as download rentals, expanded subscription packages and content bundling. Content purchased on the broadcast platform can be made immediately available on the broadband platform – and vice-versa – owing to the integration of VideoGuard Connect with the operator’s existing broadcast platform.

In addition, VideoGuard Connect provides the headend tools to support integrated management and workflow functions that are needed to provide full operator control over content distribution and consumption.

Interoperable with solutions such as the NDS Unified Headend, the NDS Service Delivery Platform and partnered with NDS’ expertise in content security, VideoGuard Connect provides an approach to multi-platform content protection; supporting the most popular devices including embedded devices, the PC, Mac, games consoles, iOS (iPad, iPhone) and Android mobile and tablet devices.

VideoGuard connect, was selected by BSkyB to secure its Sky Go service on iOS devices, including the iPad and iPhone. And DirecTV has selected VideoGuard Connect to protect and enable its multi-platform OTT and home networking services.

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