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Nagra reluctantly wins first Android TV operator deal

Nagra has won its first Android TV Operator Tier deployment this week with Euskaltel, securing the Spanish pay TV operator’s debut 4K set top. The deal aligns with the operator swing towards Android TV, which is a welcome trend for consumers, yet concerns for any vendor with dealings in the set top sector are mounting as Google’s OS dominance spreads from the handset to the TV. Adapting to an Android TV ecosystem has meant adopting Google’s Widevine DRM, which a few security players were late in doing, along with the other major DRMs and conditional access security systems for connected devices. The majority of video service providers are looking to Android TV to play a pivotal part of their future…

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