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January 20, 2010

Nagravision Inks New Long-Term Agreement with DISH Network

By Jyothi Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor

Nagravision SA, an independent supplier of open conditional access systems, DRM and integrated on-demand solutions for content providers and digital TV operators, has reportedly signed a “Conditional Access System” agreement with DISH Network L.L.C., a subsidiary of DISH Network Corporation.
DISH Network has been serving more than 14 million satellite TV customers with quality programming and technology at the best value, including the lowest all-digital price nationwide.

The company recently completed the migration of its subscribers to Nagravision's (News - Alert) new generation security technology.
To support its growing demand, company officials say they allow customers to have access to hundreds of video and audio channels, the most HD channels, the most international channels, state-of-the-art interactive TV applications, and award-winning HD and DVR technology including 1080p Video on Demand and the ViP 722 HD DVR.
With the new ten year agreement, DISH Network will be able to optimize the flexibility of their security solutions, including the deployment of next generation security smart cards in addition to a broader scope of signal protection covering traditional and emerging piracy threats.
Charlie Ergen, chairman, CEO and President of DISH Network said that Nagravision's flexible solutions will offer support for new services, features and functionalities, and with Nagravision's pragmatic approach, will help them to grow their pay-TV business in an innovative way.
'In an increasingly competitive environment, Nagravision is clearly a strong partner to be with today and going forward,' Ergen said.

Jyothi Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jyothi's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi