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RCS & RDS Picks Irdeto Cardless Security for Digital TV CAMs

Irdeto secures premium video entertainment services from RCS & RDS for Romanian Digi TV consumers

AMSTERDAM - 25 August 2016 - Irdeto, a world leader in digital platform security, today announced it will provide security solutions and services to RCS & RDS, the largest cable and satellite television operator in Romania. Software-based Irdeto Cloaked CA, integrated with the SMIT conditional access module (CAM), will enable RCS & RDS to deliver secure video entertainment services to digital TVs.

RCS & RDS required advanced protection against piracy threats as they transitioned from analogue subscriptions to a digital platform in their Digi TV cable network. By combining Irdeto Cloaked CA and SMIT’s CAM, RCS & RDS were not only able to protect valuable content effectively but also ensure maximum cost efficiency. This allowed them to support more modern devices for their existing and new Digi TV customers, and even offer the flexibility of multiple devices per household.

“In order to maintain our leading position in a competitive market, we needed an experienced and flexible security partner that could support us in offering new Digi services as the market develops,” said Florin Nemes, Marketing & PR Coordinator at RCS & RDS. “Irdeto was able to deliver a bundled, cardless CA offering with SMIT that ensured robust protection and a rapid roll out of client devices. Deployment took only a week and allowed us to deliver services to consumers quickly and efficiently.”

“Romania is a highly competitive and rapidly growing market, and RCS & RDS is on the leading edge of broadcast technology innovation,” explained Richard Frankland, Vice President Sales, EMEA at Irdeto. “We are pleased to be offering the latest in flexible security technology to RCS & RDS. Irdeto Cloaked CA can be fully updated to support new options for their business as it grows or to mitigate new threats. For an ambitious broadcaster like RCS & RDS, it is very important that the security solution is future-proof and ready to be used in any environment. We’ve worked with SMIT on numerous occasions and we’re happy to join forces to deliver innovation in the Romanian market.”

“We are pleased to once again work with Irdeto to bring best in class protection to operators like RCS & RDS. With Irdeto Cloaked CA, delivered with our enhanced hardware platform, subscribers of RCS & RDS can benefit from smartcard-free handling and fast installation of pay TV content directly on their TV with a simple click,” said Brenda Bai, Vice President of Overseas Sales and Marketing, SMIT.

Irdeto Cloaked CA provides fully robust and effective security for both broadcast networks and connected IP environments. Bringing excellent flexibility and cost effectiveness, Irdeto Cloaked CA will allow RCS & RDS to continue to securely bring the latest content and services to its customers.

About RCS & RDS

RCS & RDS is one of the leading telecom operators in the region, providing services in Romania, Hungary, Spain and Italy. The company is Romania’s broadband Internet and television broadcasting market leader, but also one of the main suppliers of fixed and mobile telephony, mobile internet and video on demand services, through Digi Online and Digi Play. The company’s media division includes: the only full HD news television in Romania (Digi24 HD) with 8 regional stations, 4 sport TV channels (Digi Sport 1, 2, 3 and 4), a Pay-TV channel (Digi Film), 3 documentary channels (Digi World, Digi Life and Digi Animal World), 1 music channel (Utv), and 4 radio stations (Pro FM, Music FM, Dance FM and Digi FM).

About SMIT

SMIT is a leading security devices provider for pay TV broadcasting access worldwide and for mobile point-of-sale, or mPOS, payment systems in China. We design and develop security devices primarily for the pay TV industry globally through sales of our conditional access module, or CAM, products which provide end users with access to pay TV content. We ranked first in the global CAM market by both sales volume and revenue in 2014 and for the first half of 2015.

We are headquartered in Hong Kong, with offices in Shenzhen, China and Munich, Germany. Since our inception in 2002, we have grown quickly to serve more than 400 customers with sales in 46 countries worldwide.

About Irdeto

Irdeto. Building a Secure Future.™

Irdeto is the world leader in digital platform security, protecting platforms and applications for media & entertainment, automotive 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