Telia teams up with castLabs to replace conditional access systems

Scandinavian telecommunications operator, Telia, will replace the traditional CAS (Conditional Access Systems) on its IPTV network with castLabs’ Widevine CAS managed service.

According to the video delivery technology provider, CAS is the required technology to secure content distributed in broadcast or multicast networks. Whereas, Telia’s traditional CAS proved difficult to maintain due to its specific legacy infrastructure, reliance on proprietary technologies, and high costs.

Telia’s OTT service includes various TV channels from various broadcasters including Discovery Networks Europe, MTV Networks Europe, and Eurosport. Telia Digital TV also offers VOD services from Disney Channel, Discovery Channel, and Animal Planet, among others.

Telia has since migrated its current CAS system, enabling license deliveries and Android TV devices to support Widevine CAS. This has also enabled advanced use-cases such as group licensing, key rotation, and renewals for optimized license delivery, lower channel change latency, and improved security.

“castLabs’ solution has fitted into our product strategy since 2016 when we started our first OTT project. Now the collaboration has extended even further and its product and expertise have been proven to effectively support our TV service content security strategy”, says Stein Ivar Nilsen, Video Acquisition & Distribution manager at Telia. “The flexibility and extension of castLabs’ DRMtoday cloud service and its professional services allowed us to converge our PayTV CAS, and OTT DRM requirements into one single solution. castLabs provided us strong support and confidence during the whole Widevine CAS migration process.”

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