Digital platform security specialist Irdeto will be providing security for a new Tivibu satellite pay-TV service from Turk Telecom Group. Irdeto’s media access and management services use Irdeto CA to give Turk Telecom Group renewable security across new DVB-S set-top boxes that offer content to non-fibre customers.
With Turk Telecom Group’s recent acquisition of broadcast rights for UEFA Champions League and Europa League football, it was important to ensure this sports content was protected and available to a wide range of customers across both existing fibre networks and the new satellite network. Utilising Irdeto’s services Turk Telecom Group was able to rapidly roll-out its new service with STBs available in stores to meet the service launch date of June 2015.
“As we looked to grow our business and provide new services, we needed a trusted partner that reflected our agile and innovative nature while giving us the freedom and flexibility to target new customer segments and increase our market share,” said Nazmi Muhsinoglu, service management director at Turk Telekom. “Irdeto met these criteria and ensured that we had robust security for our flagship STBs while crucially allowing for a quick roll-out of the technology due to their strong network of relationships in this market.”
“Operators around the world are changing to meet the demands placed upon them by customers, who want to access the latest content seamlessly, across devices and services,” said Richard Scott, SVP, sales and marketing, Irdeto. “It’s important that businesses such as Turk Telekom Group look for the right technology and knowledge to allow them to grow their businesses and reach new customers quickly, while ensuring that premium services – such as live sports – remain protected from piracy.”
Irdeto’s media access and management suite of solutions provide security for both broadcast networks and connected IP environments.