Cable Show: DTLA Stamps Nagra’s DRM

Nagra said its digital rights management platform, MediaAccess Persistent Rights Management, has been given the green light from the Digital Transmission Licensing Administrator (DTLA).

DTLA had previously approved Nagra’s DRM system for the storage of Digital Transmission Content Protection (DTCP) content. The latest stamp also clears the use of MediaAccess PRM for the retransmission/streaming of premium DTCP-IP-protected content over a home network.

Sling Media, maker of the video placeshifting technologies  such as the Slingbox 500 (pictured above) and in integrated devices such as Dish Network’s Hopper with Sling whole-home HD-DVR, is one of the adopters of Nagra’s DRM.

“PRM ensures that pay-TV operator content is protected while giving consumers a flexible, easy-to-use experience,” Michael Hawkey, vice president and general manager of Sling Media, said, in a statement. “DTLA’s endorsement of PRM further confirms our decision to work with Nagra to make a secure Sling experience possible for millions of consumers.”

“This latest approval puts Nagra on a very short list of trusted and approved providers of home networking DRM technologies in the world and is another vote of confidence in our solution,” added Philippe Stransky, Nagra’s chief architect. “Nagra MediaAccess PRM enables highly popular and flexible home networking consumer use cases that help pay-TV operators win and keep their customer, while offering peace of mind through robust Hollywood studio-approved content security.”

Earlier this month, Nagra announced that MediaAccess PRM was approved by the Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE), the organization behind UltraViolet, the digital rights locker for electronic sell-through products.