RSCC Picks Irdeto to Protect New Direct-to-Operator Satellite Services

Russian Satellite Communications Company selects Irdeto’s media protection solution to secure its upcoming satellite offering for Russian and CIS pay TV operators

CSTB 2013, MOSCOW– 30 January, 2013 - Irdeto, a world leader in multi-screen, media protection and revenue assurance solutions, today announced that Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) has selected Irdeto as a main provider of media protection solutions to secure the content of the commercial TV channels distributed via RSCC satellites. RSCC is the largest satellite operator in Russia, with satellites positioned along the geostationary arc extending from 14 degrees West to 140 degrees East. The satellites cover Russia, CIS, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, North and South America and Australia. Due to this global coverage RSCC can provide Russian and foreign TV channels with services to any point of the world.

“The most advanced information security technologies comprise the basis for protecting investments in mass media” – commented Sergey Plotnikov, Director of the Infocommunication Technologies and Multimedia Services Department. “An important aspect of the RSCC business strategy is to improve the quality of our services, and I believe this will give us a competitive advantage in today’s market. It is also very important for us to treat with utmost attention such aspects as backup and redundancy of technical means and information security. The implementation of Irdeto’s conditional access solutions for RSCC’s TV platform allows us to significantly improve our services, and guarantees RSCC the highest level of content protection.”

Phil Brady, Regional Vice President, Sales, Irdeto, said: “With such a large satellite infrastructure, it is especially important for RSCC to provide content encoding for its TV customers. Irdeto guarantees that all content transmitted over RSCC satellites will have security that is managed throughout its entire lifecycle and a system that responds quickly to new threats and ensures rapid recovery. We look forward to an ongoing partnership with RSCC and the continued delivery of high quality services.”

Irdeto’s media protection solutions give leverage for pay media companies to license the best content for any device from content owners and studios, while simultaneously applying effective access rules to protect and monetize that content. By choosing Irdeto, RSCC will not only be protecting its content, but its business model and revenues as well. Leading pay TV operators and broadcasters across the globe like MTS (Comstar Regions), Ziggo, ORS, Polsat, Cablecom, Telkomvision and Sky New Zealand (IGLOO) rely on Irdeto to protect and enable their digital media businesses.

About Irdeto

Irdeto is a world leader in media protection, multi-screen and revenue assurance solutions for pay media companies. Through its innovative conditional access, content protection, dynamic monetization, end-to-end multiscreen/OTT and anti-piracy solutions and services, the company allows new forms of distribution for broadcast, broadband and mobile entertainment. Regionally headquartered in Amsterdam, Beijing, and San Francisco, the company employs approximately 1,000 people in 24 locations around the world. Irdeto is a subsidiary of multinational media group Naspers (JSE: NPN). Please visit Irdeto at

About Russian Satellite Communication Company

The Russian Satellite Communication Company (RSCC) is the Russian state satellite operator whose spacecraft provide a global coverage. RSCC was founded in 1967 and belongs to the 10 largest world satellite operators in terms of satellites and orbital slots. The company possesses the largest satellite constellation in Russia located in the geostationary orbital arc from 14 West to 140 East and cover the whole territory of Russia, the CIS, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific region, North and South America, and Australia. The company includes five teleports - Satellite Communications Centers (SCC): Dubna, Bear Lakes, Skolkovo, Zheleznogorsk, Khabarovsk and the Shabolovka Technical Center in Moscow as well as its own high-speed optical-fiber digital network. As the national satellite operator RSCC meets the important state tasks on providing mobile presidential and governmental communications, federal TV & Radio signal transmission over the territory of Russia and the most countries of the world. The company pays serious attention to implementing national projects. RSCC closely interacts with the Russian state authorities in the field of informational and telecommunications and broadcast systems development. RSCC provides a full range of communications and broadcasting services using its own terrestrial engineering facilities and satellite constellation including up-to-date spacecraft of Express-AM and Express-A series, Express-MD1, Bonum-1, and a part of the EUTELSAT 36A (W4) satellite capacity. The company's satellites offer wide opportunities to establish TV & Radio broadcasting inclusive DTH, IPTV, MPEG-4 services, broadband Internet access, data transmission, videoconferencing, VSAT network deployment, departmental and corporative communications networks worldwide. The company has its own satellite TT&C system. At present, RSCC controls and monitors the Eutelsat, Intelsat, etc. satellites using its engineering facilities.

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