Thai service provider CTH Public Company Limited recently partnered with Inview and Irdeto (stand 1.D51) around the development of an OTT and hybrid version of CTH’s cable service, to provide its customers with services beyond its existing cable networks.
CTH brings together cable operators and is a major pay TV operator in Thailand, with a digital platform providing OTT and hybrid services to the country. It offers its customers over 140 channels, of which 30 are HD, including premium content such as Barclays English Premier League (EPL) soccer matches.
Inview’s software platform delivers all the services an operator needs to provide either a pure OTT, or a hybrid broadcast and OTT offering, in a seamless user interface. The company’s Liberator middleware delivers a user experience supporting a wide range of OTT services. It also enables the channels to efficiently promote content and generate new revenue streams from advertising and other services.
With this new OTT/hybrid project, Irdeto extends its cooperation with CTH from media protection on cable set-top boxes (STBs) to OTT and Hybrid STBs.
By using Irdeto’s Cloaked CA security, CTH can offer high quality digital entertainment services to customers with studio-grade content protection, but without the cost and complexity of physical smart cards.