Aston hits out at Canal+ “lies” over Canal Ready

French set-top provider Aston has said it will take action against Canal+ after accusing the latter of breaching the terms of a Paris Court of Appeal ruling that prevents the pay TV operator from withdrawing support for retail devices bearing the ‘Canal Ready’ logo.  The case relates to Canal+’s decision last year to drop its […]

Aston debuts first HbbTV 2.0-based push VoD

Aston is launching an HbbTV 1.5-compliant HD DVR set-top box platform that it says will be the first on the market to offer Push VoD services using the new HbbTV v2.0 standard. Aston has teamed up with satellite operator Eutelsat to develop a new end-to-end HbbTV Push VoD system, using the all new HbbTV 2.0 […]

Viaccess-Orca names cardless CA partners

Viaccess-Orca has teamed up with set-top box providers Askey Computer Corporation and Aston, and conditional access modul manufacturer SMiT, to embed its cardless content security technology in their devices.  According to Viaccess-Orca, Askey will embed its Dynamic Sentinel cardless CAS in its HD DVR devices. Dynamic Sentinel will also be integrated wiht Aston’s HbbTV set-top […]

Viaccess-Orca partners with Aston

Set-top box and conditional access module (CAM) manufacturer Aston is embedding Viaccess-Orca’s ACS 5.0 content protection technology into its latest products. The CI Plus 1.3 CAM, which offers USB and DVR capabilities, now supports Viaccess-Orca technology. The DVB S2 Mpeg4 HD 3D, dual tuner and DVR now includes Viaccess-Orca ACS 5.0. Aston and Viaccess-Orca also […]

Aston to launch new CAM range

Aston will use IBC to introduce a new range of CI and CI Plus 1.3 conditional access modules and will also demonstrate HbbTV and multiroom applications. Aston will launch a range of secure CI/CI Plus 1.3 professional and consumer CAMs. The professional range can descramble up to 16 channels simultaneously, while for consumers the standard […]