Irdeto offers Tivibu, the digital broadcasting platform of Turk Telecom Group, the security and flexibility to broadcast premium content to subscribers
IBC, AMSTERDAM – 12 September 2015 – Irdeto, a world leader in digital platform security, today announced that it will be providing security for a new Tivibu satellite Pay TV service from Turk Telecom Group, the leading telecommunications company of Turkey. Irdeto’s Media Access and Management services use Irdeto CA to give Turk Telecom Group strong, renewable security across new DVB-S set-top-boxes (STBs) that offer content to non-fiber customers.
With Turk Telecom Group’s recent acquisition of broadcast rights for UEFA Champions League and Europa League football, it was important to ensure this valuable sports content was well protected and available to a wide range of customers across both existing fiber networks and the new satellite network. Turk Telecom Group therefore sought a partner that could offer first-class security services and also had the local market experience to ensure smooth deployment. With Irdeto’s proven security track record, superior renewable technology and in-depth market knowledge, Turk Telecom Group was able to rapidly roll-out its new service with STBs available in stores to meet the service launch date of June 2015.
The introduction of Tivibu in 2009 by Turk Telecom Group has made a significant difference in television broadcasting in Turkey. Focusing on TV broadcasting as one of its major fields of activity, Turk Telecom recently took bold and ambitious steps towards becoming Turkey’s largest broadcaster and now aims to reshape the Turkish TV market, similarly to other fields it operates in.
“As we looked to grow our business and provide new services, we needed a trusted partner that reflected our agile and innovative nature while giving us the freedom and flexibility to target new customer segments and increase our market share,” said Nazmi Muhsinoglu, Service Management Director at Turk Telekom. “Irdeto met these criteria and ensured that we had robust security for our flagship STBs while crucially allowing for a quick roll-out of the technology due to their strong network of relationships in this market.”
“Operators around the world are changing to meet the demands placed upon them by customers, who want to access the latest content seamlessly, across devices and services,” said Richard Scott, Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing, Irdeto. “It’s important that businesses such as Turk Telekom Group look for the right technology and knowledge to allow them to grow their businesses and reach new customers quickly, while ensuring that premium services – such as live sports – remain protected from piracy.”
Irdeto’s Media Access and Management suite of solutions provide fully robust and effective security for both broadcast networks and connected IP environments. The flexibility and the ability to rapidly respond to new and evolving threats provided by Irdeto Security Services will ensure that Turk Telekom Group can react to changing market and consumer demands well into the future.
About Türk Telecom Group
Türk Telekom Group, the leading communication technology group in Turkey, provides integrated telecommunication services from PSTN and GSM to broadband internet. As of June 30, 2015, Türk Telekom Group companies have 12.9 mn Fixed Access Lines, 7.7 mn Broadband Connections and 16.7 mn Mobile Subscribers. Group companies have a modern network infrastructure covering the whole country and offer a wide variety of services to residential and commercial customers all over Turkey. Türk Telekom owns 100% of one of the three GSM operators in Turkey – Avea, broadband provider TTNET, convergence technologies company Argela, IT solutions provider Innova, online education company Sebit A.Ş., call center company AssisTT and wholesale data and capacity service provider company Türk Telekom International and its subsidiaries. Türk Telekom shares are listed in Borsa Istanbul since May 2008.
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