Nagravision, Intel Ink Licensing Deal For IPTV Set-Tops

Nagravision announced a strategic licensing agreement with Intel involving Nagravision's On-Chip Security (NOCS) technology and Intel CE media processors.

Through the agreement, Intel's CE customers will be able to design hybrid and IPTV set-top boxes and secure digital video home products using the Nagra Media Access technology to secure content on pay TV networks. The companies said Nagravision-certified Intel CE media processors are expected to be available to Nagravision licensees during the first half of 2010.

"Content protection is essential for today's designs," Keith Wehmeyer, general manager of the IPTV unit within Intel's Digital Home Group, said in a statement. "NOCS technology combined with Intel CE media processors provides the security and processing power necessary to deliver rich media applications such as 3-D graphics to the television. The incorporation of Nagravision's NOCS technology will provide CE customers with a comprehensive solution for advanced set-top- boxes."