Intigral picks Irdeto for Android TV security

Saudi Telecom Company subsidiary Intigral has announced the implementation of anti-piracy tools from Irdeto on its premium Jawwy TV platform.

The platform, which provides OTT services for viewers across the Middle East and North Africa region, will be protected by Irdeto Keys & Credentials (K&C) and App Watch on its Android TV set-top boxes.

The tech has built a trusted identity into each of Jawwy TV’s STBs to ensure that only those Android TV STBs authenticated and approved by Jawwy TV can connect to its network and access its services. Irdeto will manage the end-to-end lifecycle management of Jawwy TV’s STBs, including the secure generation, provisioning, renewal, and even revocation, of operator owned and third party supplied security keys and certificates to ensure only authorised STBs run on the Intigral network.

In addition, Intigral will use Irdeto App Watch to monitor for any illegal consumption of content or malicious apps that can impact the performance on its STBs. As a part of this, Irdeto will provide Intigral with global and regional reporting on piracy data for apps and plugins and will manage the service on Intigral’s behalf to ensure any unauthorised activity is flagged immediately, protecting the viewing experience from piracy.

Shane McCarthy, COO of Video Entertainment at Irdeto, said: “We’re witnessing an increasing OTT demand for digital content worldwide, with consumers looking for the best quality content as well as the best-delivered service. The adoption of Irdeto technologies allows Jawwy TV to provide its customers with excellent service while we support and manage network devices, help to keep their content and customers safe, provide invaluable consumer insights and improve the customer experience by alerting them of unstable and malicious apps.”

Intigral’s VP of Technology, Bill Sharp said “We are partnering up with Irdeto for their known position as a leading player, globally and regionally, in digital platform security offering pay-TV operators the most advanced suite of products.” He continued “We are impressed by Irdeto’s ability to provide flexible content security solutions in a short period of time to boost our competitiveness with customized delivery environment, which further instills our trust in this partnership.”

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