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Forthnet selects Irdeto to secure DTH

August 20, 2014

Irdeto and Nova, the Greek and Cypriot satellite pay-TV platform of Forthnet, have worked together on the transition to a fully-secured DTH base.

Forthnet recently upgraded its headend system to MPEG-4 and its modulation scheme to DVBS2. In parallel, Forthnet swapped all legacy STBs with new ones which were capable of supporting DVBS2 and HD MPEG-4. For this project, Forthnet relied on Irdeto Media Protection to secure its DTH offering, and on Irdeto’s Revenue Assurance services to protect its future revenue and expansion plans. As a result of this proactive step to protect its offering, all control word distribution piracy has stopped and Forthnet now has a 100 per cent secure base for its premium content.

“In recent years we have seen a surge in popularity of pay TV in Greece and it is our imperative to offer the best entertainment solutions to our current and future customers,” said Constantinos Moraitis, Technical Director at Forthnet Media Holdings. “Our collaborative team work with Irdeto demonstrates that the right anti-piracy strategy can create a successful new revenue-generating business model.”

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