Airtel turns to Irdeto to secure TV content

Bharti Airtel, India’s largest telecommunications service provider, has turned to Irdeto to secure all content offered on Airtel’s digital TV services. As part of the strategic partnership, Irdeto will deploy its security solutions to secure the linear channels offered on the set-top-box and the content offered on Airtel’s hybrid Android TV platform.

Irdeto’s Dutch offices

Irdeto will implement its Irdeto Armor for Android TV, Irdeto Cloaked CA and middleware on Airtel’s set-top boxes.

Under the partnership, Irdeto will work with Airtel on a robust content protection strategy that also ensures a premium user experience for customers, the company said.

Irdeto will provide advanced security services to Airtel to help the company manage a variety of threats. Designed to protect the device, data and services built on Android TV, Irdeto Armor provides Airtel with the ability to securely manage this open platform, according to the company.

“To succeed in today’s ever-evolving pay TV landscape, operators need to offer innovative and secure platforms. Operators must also balance the needs of consumers while maintaining full control of security on their platform. As a security-savvy organization that recognizes the needs of its customers, Airtel is providing a future-proof offering that gives consumers the content they desire and the flexibility they require. This forward-looking approach gives Airtel a competitive edge by delivering secure, premium and innovative pay TV services,” said Doug Lowther, CEO, Irdeto.

Sunil Taldar, CEO, Airtel Digital TV, said: “Customers are at the heart of everything we do at Airtel and delivering a secure platform to them is our top priority. We are delighted to have Irdeto as our partner and bring their expertise to ensure complete security of all content on our platforms.”

Irdeto is exhibiting at IBC on stand 1.D51.

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