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Nagra serves up dessert platter to sweeten reaggregation trend

Nagra threw some shade on an otherwise “exemplary” presentation from Tele2 at Cable Congress last week, saying that the transformation to machine learning and advanced streaming analytics techniques is not representative – describing a “much messier” process for most operators. The industry is seeing the control plane being driven by commoditized hardware and the virtualization of services including the head-end, online video player and encoding. But, warned Nagra’s SVP Marketing Ivan Verbesselt, we should be aware that content pirates have exactly the same horizontal infrastructure. While widespread, this is something we have observed most recently in the agreement between Comcast and Harmonic, placing the control plane in the middle of the network and the data plane out among the forwarding…

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