Irdeto-led consortium unveils CI+ 2.0 USB CAM

A partnership of conditional access module ecosystem players led by Irdeto have unveiled a productised CI Plus 2.0 USB CAM that is ready for certification. Initially formed in 2017 to support the CI Plus 2.0 Standard, the partnership includes MStar Semiconductor, SMIT Holdings and TP Vision. The partner companies have reached the latest milestone in allowing […]

CI+ services for cars takes major step forwards

The MOST Cooperation Standardisation Organisation, which administers the de facto industry standard for in-car connected entertainment, has released specifications for CI+ content protection transmission over MOST automotive multimedia networks, and US-based Microchip Technology has announced that MOST system designers can now use its portfolio of MOST networking products to bring CI+-based pay TV services to […]

Tanzania’s Azam Media taps Kudelski unit for CI+ CAMs

African DTH provider Azam Media has teamed up with Kudelski-owned conditional access module supplier SmarDTV to deploy CI+ CAMs for its AzamTV service, currently in Tanzania, with other East African countries to follow. Azam Media has targeted the 76% of Tanzanians that do not have access to digital-terrestrial TV following the country’s switchover. Following its […]

Telenet changes its mind on retail box support

Liberty Global-owned cable operator Telenet has rowed back on an unpopular move to discontinue support for standard-definition decoders by guaranteeing to deliver basic digital TV services to purchased set-top boxes and CI+ conditional access modules for at least five years.  Telenet had earlier said it would discontinue support for SD decoders to from September 2 […]

Akado highlights new products

Russian service provider Akado is using the CSTB trade show in Moscow to highlight new services including its DOCSIS 3.0 broadband platform, which it says will enable it to deliver broadband speeds of up to 800Mbps. Akado will also highlight its CI+ conditional access module, which enables users to view services without a set-top box, […]

NTV Plus begins selling SMIT CI+ modules

Russian pay TV operator NTV Plus has begun selling CI+ conditional access modules supplied by SMIT. Subscribers that wish to sign up to NTV Plus services via CAM need a TV with a built in DVB-S2 digital receiver and support for CI+. SMIT CAMs can be purchased as part of a pre-paid Start package or […]

Ziggo takes delivery of VOD-enabled CI+ modules

Ziggo has begun taking delivery of video-on-demand-enabled CI+ 1.3 conditional access modules from CAM manufacturer SMiT. The CI+ 1.3 VOD CAM will enable Ziggo subscribers with advanced TV sets to view VOD without the need for a set-top box. The SMiT CI+ 1.3 VOD CAM also has a built-in MHEG-5 application to provide smoother overlay […]

Telenet launching CI+ service

Belgian cable operator Telenet is making its services available via CI+ modules for the first time. The move will enable viewers to access Telenet’s basic digital cable package without the need for a set-top box. Telenet is selling the CI+ conditional access module that slots into TVs for a one-off charge of €69. Subscribers will […]

Neotion backs CI Plus CAMs for first and second screens

With HbbTV becoming the dominant standard for interactive, hybrid and OTT delivery, CI Plus conditional access modules (CAM) are bridging main and second screens, according to Neotion. In a new white paper about CAM for OTT and HbbTV, the conditional access module supplier backed CI Plus CAM as “the perfect solution” for service operators that […]

Delayed CI+ update not expected until early 2015

The deployment of the delayed version 1.4 of CI+ is not now expected until early 2015, according to Neotion – one of the six founding firms behind the CI+ standard. Speaking to DTVE, Neotion’s VP of technology and security Sébastien Dussutour said the delays were down to a number of technical and commercial reasons. “The […]