Wyplay teams up with SmarDTV for Android TV

Technology provider Wyplay and content security specialist SmarDTV Global have teamed up to build pre-integrated Android TV platforms for OTT, cable, satellite, terrestrial and IPTV platform operators. The pair’s offering includes Android TV Set-Top Boxes pre-integrated with TV middleware and an Android TV Operator Tier custom launcher as well as back-end software components . SmarDTV […]

Kudelski sells STB and CAM businesses to Neotion

Content security firm The Kudelski Group has agreed to sell its SmarDTV conditional access module (CAM) and set-top box businesses to Neotion for a cash consideration of US$20 million. The businesses will be transferred to SmarDTV Global, a new entity set-up by Neotion, when the deal closes – which is expected to be at the […]

Nagra to divest SmarDTV as digital TV downturn takes toll on results

TV technology provider Kudelski Group, owner of Nagra, saw its profits take a hit from the slowdown of traditional TV activities, with operating income before restructuring costs dropping from US$113.5 million (€92 million) to US$48.1 million. Net income, which was also hit by restructuring costs, plunged from US$88.5 million to US$2.7 million. Kudelski overall saw […]

Consat agrees CAM deal with SmarDTV

Nigerian pay TV platform Continental Satellite Limited (Consat) has signed a conditional access modules (CAM) deal with Kudelski Group-owned company, SmarDTV. The DTH satellite operator’s pay TV service will soon be available via any integrated digital televisions (iDTVs) that incorporate a CI+ interface, having already launched using Nagra’s anyCAST content protection system. Consat CEO, Mayokun Okunola, […]

EchoStar completes Kudelski-SmarDTV deal

EchoStar has completed its deal to become a shareholder in SmarDTV, the conditional access module subsidiary of Kudelski, and merge its European operations with the unit.  As part of the deal, EchoStar’s operations in Steeton in the UK and Madrid in Spain have been transferred to SmarDTV. EchoStar and Kudelski announced the deal in March and […]

Echostar takes stake in Kudelski’s SmarDTV

EchoStar is to become a shareholder in SmarDTV, the conditional access module subsidiary of Kudelski and will merge its European operations with the unit. EchoStar’s operations in Steeton, UK and Madrid, Spain will be transferred to SmarDTV.  According to the pair, the move will enable SmarDTV to deliver a broad portfolio of world-class, feature-rich consumer […]

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 […]

Americas and SmarDTV boost Kudelski in first half

A strong performance in the Americas and sales of SmarDTV conditional access modules boosted Switzerland-based TV technology provider Kudelski’s top line growth for the first half of the year, with revenue growing by CHF1.9 million to CHF390.2 million (€315.9 million). The growth came despite a hit from the European economic crisis and the divestiture of […]

M7 deploys latest SmarDTV CAMs in Belgium and Netherlands

Luxembourg-based pay TV provider M7 Group, which operates the Dutch CanalDigitaal and Belgian TV Vlaanderen and TéléSAT DTH services as well as the Skylink/CS Link service in the Czech Republic, is using the latest version of Kudelski-owned SmarDTV’s conditional access module to support delivery of services in the Netherlands and Belgium. SmarDTV is supplying its […]

Nagra and Samsung launch CI Plus module with DRM for OTT services

Kudelski Group companies SmarDTV and Nagra have teamed up with Samsung to combine CI Plus and HbbTV with DRM to enable video-on-demand for over-the-top providers directly to Smart TVs without the use of a set-top box. The system integrates the Nagra Gravity user interface running in HbbTV on Samsung 2012 TV models allowing Nagra PRM […]