Category archives for: CA/DRM

beIN Sports hit by piracy

Subscribers to beIN Sports, mostly on Eutelsat Hot Bird 13° East satellite, have reported they can no longer access the channel, the only one broadcasting all 64 matches of football World Cup in Brazil. Widespread piracy is understood to have affected subscription cards notably operating on AB’s Bis TV or Canalsat dish platforms. beIN Sports, along with football governing body […]

SMiT achieves Verimatrix advanced CI+ security certification

SMiT, a specialist in secure distribution of paid content, has achieved Verimatrix certification for the advanced cardless CI+ CAM. SMiT is the first CAM manufacturer to pass the advanced security level set by Verimatrix, the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-network, multi-screen digital TV services. The CI+ CAM is a cardless product integrating Verimatrix’s highest level of client […]

WorldCall Telecom goes cardless with Verimatrix

Verimatrix, the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-network, multi-screen digital TV services around the globe, has confirmed that WorldCall Telecom Limited, an Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel) and a telecom and multimedia service provider in Pakistan, has deployed the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS) for DVB to secure its digital cable (DVB-C) network and to support the transition […]

Irdeto, Inview power CTH’s OTT and hybrid services

Thai service provider CTH Public Company Limited, media protection, multiscreen and revenue assurance solutions specialist Irdeto and digital TV software and service provider Inview have formed a partnership to develop an OTT and hybrid version of CTH’s cable service to provide its customers with services beyond its existing cable networks. CTH is a leading service provider that brings together cable […]

INSIDE Secure protects premium content for Snap

INSIDE Secure, a player in embedded security solutions for mobile and connected devices, has licensed its downloadable DRM Fusion Agent software to Sky Deutschland AG. Sky Deutschland will use it to protect premium video content delivery for its Snap online media service. INSIDE Secure’s DRM Fusion Agent software is embedded in Sky Deutschland’s Snap apps for Android and iOS based […]

Cisco/NDS in 40m India homes


The NDS conditional access name has vanished but Cisco, its new owner, says that its CA solutions are now in more than 40 million India homes, spread over cable and DTH. Cisco’s ‘Videoguard’ CA and DRM technology is well-understood by the pay-TV industry and is in use by more than 150 pay-TV broadcasters around the globe. As far as India […]

UltraViolet boosts movie viewership


Well over half of the 16 million UltraViolet (UV) users in the US are now viewing their content on a TV. TVs with an integrated Internet-connection and connected Blu-ray players are among the favoured platforms for this activity, according to Wave 2 of global information and advisory service The NPD Group’s exclusive UltraViolet report. The report found

Irdeto Rights secures LGI consumer device content

Multiscreen, media protection and revenue assurance solutions specialist Irdeto has confirmed a new deployment of Irdeto Rights with international cable MSO Liberty Global. The operator will be using Irdeto Rights to deliver content securely to IP devices. Irdeto Rights provides hardened security on a technology agnostic basis across different DRMs in an increasingly complex ecosystem. Irdeto was selected to protect […]

4K, DVB-S2X on ANGA COM agenda

ANGA COM – the exhibition for broadband, cable and satellite – has put together a panel of experts to discuss 4K UHDTV and how to make it a commercial reality. The panel will be an important part of the UHDTV debate at the event (May 20-22 in Cologne). The main focus of the panel will be the introduction of the […]

VUDU launches Share My Movies

Subscription-free, video-on-demand movie service VUDU has launched Share My Movies by VUDU – a new feature that allows users easily and safely to share their UltraViolet movies and TV shows. Share My Movies users can invite up to five people to join and watch their Library of UltraViolet movies and TV shows. “You only need a VUDU account and an […]

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