Irdeto Cloaked CA to secure media environment for IGLOO service

 
CommunicAsia, SINGAPORE – 20 June 2012 – Irdeto, a global software security and media technology company, today announced that IGLOO, a new television offering launched as a joint venture between SKY and TVNZ, has selected Irdeto Cloaked CA to securely deliver premium content over the ground-breaking new TV service. With the service launching soon, IGLOO needed a partner that could not only provide an industry leading security solution, but also implement it quickly and effectively.

“After an extensive evaluation of vendors, solutions and approaches, it became clear that Irdeto was the trusted partner we needed to help us launch IGLOO,” said Chaz Savage, General Manager, IGLOO. “Irdeto brings a formidable combination of deep knowledge of the pay media industry, a proven solution and a forward thinking approach that perfectly suits what we’re hoping to accomplish with IGLOO.”

IGLOO is an affordable, pre-pay TV service that will be available for purchase in retail outlets. Once connected, customers will have access to FTA channels and the option to purchase a pack of 11 digital channels. The device also includes WiFi and Ethernet connections to access on demand content.

Irdeto Cloaked CA is a fully featured and renewable cardless conditional access solution that will enable IGLOO to deliver this content securely, while avoiding the hassle and cost associated with swapping out or replacing smart cards. As part of the agreement, Irdeto will also provide full implementation and testing of the solution.

“The launch of IGLOO is perfectly timed to take advantage of the digital switch over and it will give New Zealanders more choice. We’re thrilled to be a part of it and are dedicated to helping IGLOO deliver content securely today and into the future,” said Doug Lowther, Executive Vice President, Digital TV, Irdeto.

Irdeto is the partner of choice for pay TV operators in Asia Pacific, and 12 customers in Australia and New Zealand alone are securing and growing their media business using Irdeto solutions. Irdeto has over 40 years of pay media experience helping operators around the world offer innovative services in order to thrive in the increasingly competitive pay TV industry.

About IGLOO

IGLOO is a new television service which launches in New Zealand in 2012 offering unrivalled viewing flexibility and choice. A joint partnership between SKY (51%) and TVNZ (49%), IGLOO offers a range of both free to air and pay television channels with no long term contracts and unparalleled flexibility.

IGLOO features 11 channels ranging from Food TV to National Geographic Channel, Kidzone24 and Comedy Central and will boast close to 1,000 films and TV episodes to stream straight to your TV. This revolutionary service also offers the very best of national and international sport available via its pay per view channel Front Row. IGLOO comes with an easy to install set top box which will be available at retail outlets nationwide, online or via their friendly customer services team. For more information please visit: www.igloo.co.nz or send enquiries to toot@igloo.co.nz

About Irdeto

Irdeto. Building a Secure Future.™

Irdeto is the world leader in digital platform security, protecting platforms and applications for media & entertainment, gaming, connected transport and IoT connected industries. Our solutions and services enable customers to protect their revenue, create new offerings and fight cybercrime. With nearly 50 years of expertise in security, Irdeto’s software security technology and cyber services protect over 5 billion devices and applications for some of the world’s best-known brands. Our unique heritage as a subsidiary of multinational media group Naspers (JSE: NPN) means that we are a well-established and reliable partner to help build a more secure future. Please visit Irdeto at www.irdeto.com.

For further information about Irdeto please contact:

Stephen Russell
Global Manager, Public Relations, Irdeto
Mobile: +1 774 273 3890
Email: Stephen.Russell@irdeto.com