Irdeto, Foxtel extend security partnership

Digital platform security specialist Irdeto has extended its long-standing security partnership with Foxtel, Australia’s leading pay-TV operator, with the aim of providing Foxtel with a reliable and stable security partner that will ensure premium content is securely delivered across any device, minimising revenue leakage from all forms of piracy.

Irdeto Cloaked CA will now securely deliver content through Foxtel’s latest fleet of set-top boxes (STBs). Irdeto also secures the distribution of content across devices supported by Foxtel’s streaming service, Foxtel Now.

“Foxtel is committed to offering our customers a premium entertainment experience,” said Mike Ivanchenko, Group Director, Product Design & Development, Foxtel. “Our innovative streaming services and set-top boxes further differentiate our offerings by providing our subscribers with highly advanced features, such as programme start-over and content discovery along with access to the best live sports, new movies, new shows and complete seasons, live and on demand. Our security partnership with Irdeto enables us to securely deliver all of this premium content to our cable and satellite subscribers, allowing us to focus on growing our business.”

“Operators are facing more challenges than ever as they manage new technology implementations, combat piracy and address consumer demand for high-quality, multiscreen experiences,” added Doug Lowther, CEO, Irdeto. “Irdeto’s unique, 360 security strategy allows us to protect all assets across the content value chain. As Foxtel’s security partner, we continuously evolve content protection strategies to stay one step ahead of new threats, allowing Foxtel to securely develop new business models to address consumer demand.”

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