Irdeto picked to secure Foxtel’s set-top boxes and its Foxtel Now streaming service, expanding its long-term relationship to securely distribute premium content across any device
AMSTERDAM – 14 November 2017 – Irdeto, the world leader in digital platform security, has extended its long-standing security partnership with Foxtel, Australia’s leading pay TV operator. With Irdeto, Foxtel has a reliable and stable security partner that will ensure premium content is securely delivered across any device, minimizing revenue leakage from all forms of piracy.
The company announced that Irdeto Cloaked CA will now securely deliver content through Foxtel’s latest fleet of set-top boxes (STBs). In addition, Irdeto also secures the distribution of content across devices supported by Foxtel’s streaming service, Foxtel Now. This deal further extends Foxtel’s long-standing security relationship with Irdeto, which also includes a robust content distribution technology strategy.
“Foxtel is committed to offering our customers a premium entertainment experience,” said Mike Ivanchenko, Group Director, Product Design ＆ Development, Foxtel. “Our innovative streaming services and set-top boxes further differentiate our offerings by providing our subscribers with highly advanced features, such as program start-over and content discovery along with access to the best live sports, new movies, new shows and complete seasons, live and on demand. Our security partnership with Irdeto enables us to securely deliver all of this premium content to our cable and satellite subscribers, allowing us to focus on growing our business.”
With consumers relying on multiple sources to consume content, innovation is key to increase market share. With its Foxtel Now streaming service and fleet of advanced STBs, Foxtel is providing its subscribers with the high-quality experience they desire. Irdeto Cloaked CA, the mostly widely deployed software CA in pay TV, will enable Foxtel to deliver an improved customer experience through faster channel change times, increased security, reduced logistical costs and reduced costs of satellite bandwidth. By expanding upon Foxtel’s security partnership with Irdeto, the company is able to focus on continuing to innovate its offerings with the peace-of-mind that its content is protected.
“Operators are facing more challenges than ever as they manage new technology implementations, combat piracy and address consumer demand for high-quality, multiscreen experiences,” said Doug Lowther, CEO, Irdeto. “Irdeto’s unique, 360 security strategy allows us to protect all assets across the content value chain. As Foxtel’s security partner, we continuously evolve content protection strategies to stay one step ahead of new threats, allowing Foxtel to securely develop new business models to address consumer demand.”
Irdeto is the world leader in digital platform security, protecting platforms and applications for media & entertainment, automotive and IoT connected industries. Our solutions and services enable customers to protect their revenue, create new offerings and fight cybercrime. With nearly 50 years of expertise in security, Irdeto’s software security technology and cyber services protect over 5 billion devices and applications for some of the world’s best-known brands. Our unique heritage as a subsidiary of multinational media group Naspers (JSE: NPN) means that we are a well-established and reliable partner to help build a more secure future. Please visit Irdeto at www.irdeto.com.
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