The new STB, based on Android 9.0, brings satellite TV and OTT content together on a single device, with an experience secured by Irdeto Cloaked CA.
The new hybrid box is a part of Airtel’s converged Airtel Xstream platform, and offers more than 500 TV channels with the Airtel Xstream app pre-installed. In addition, the unit offers access to Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and YouTube.
The companies initially agreed partnership in 2018 for Irdeto to secure all content offered on Airtel’s Digital TV services.
Doug Lowther, CEO at Irdeto said: “In today’s fast-moving pay TV market, operators need to provide a first-class user experience, while ensuring that all of the great premium content they offer is delivered with optimal security.
“Airtel has demonstrated real innovation with its Xstream converged platform and set-top box, ensuring a seamless experience across all devices, with robust security front and center provided by Irdeto.”
Sunil Taldar, CEO of Airtel Digital TV, added:, “Irdeto has already proven itself a strong security partner for Airtel, making it the perfect choice to secure the innovative new Airtel Xstream set-top box.
“We are continuing to demonstrate our focus on the greatest experience and choice for our customers and security is a crucial part of this.”