Forthnet taps Irdeto for DTH upgrade

Constantinos Moraitis

Constantinos Moraitis

Greek pay TV operator Forthnet has tapped content security specialist Irdeto to provide conditional access for its Nova DTH service in parallel with its migration to new DVB-S2-based, HD and MPEG-4-capable set-tops. 

Forthnet is using Irdeto Media Protection to secure the DTH service following a swap out of its boxes. The group claims to have put an iend to all control word distribution piracy and established a 100% secure base.

Irdeto is supplying its secure chipset-based solution to Forthnet, which it says prevents control word redistribution and device software tampering. The new Nova TV boxes are internet connected to enable new web-based services.

“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.”