Conditional Access


Conditional Access market to decline as pay TV reaches saturation

The global market for conditional access (CA) technology used in set-top boxes is set to peak in 2015 then decline as pay TV services reach saturation, according to IHS Technology.  The research firm predicts that the CA market will expand in 2014 and 2015, driven by Chinese and Indian cable TV digitisation and “further pay TV […]

Platco agrees conditional access deal with Cisco

Platco Digital, the sister company of South African commercial broadcaster e.tv, has signed a conditional access deal with Cisco for its new multi-channel satellite TV service.  Platco has selected Cisco’s VideoGuard conditional access solution to protect the distribution of content on its free-to-air DTH platform, OpenView HD. The CA system will ensure that only licensed […]

DRM to grow as CAS market contracts

The digital rights management (DRM) market will become a US$1.2 billion (€910 million) market by 2018, while the related conditional access (CAS) market will decline slightly, dropping below US$1.5 billion annually, according to ABI Research stats. The research firm tipped the DRM market to grow at an annual rate of 12% with tablet and smartphone […]