StarGroup Selects Irdeto to Securely Deliver Content Through its StarTV Service

Irdeto secures the delivery of premium content to StarGroup’s 100,000 pay TV subscribers across 22 states in the Republic of Mexico

Mexico City – 11 December 2017 – Irdeto, the world leader in digital platform security, today announced that StarGroup, a telecommunication service provider in Mexico, has selected Irdeto to secure the distribution of content to its 100,000 pay TV subscribers. Serving 22 states in the Republic of Mexico, StarGroup will leverage Irdeto Cloaked CA to securely deliver premium content through its StarTV service. This new service provides satellite pay TV to consumers in Mexico who do not have restricted TV or to customers seeking more accessible and higher-quality service.

StarGroup harnesses strategic alliances with leading technology providers all over the world to provide high-quality services to its customers while also offering the most advanced pay TV technology and telecommunication needs. By selecting Irdeto, StarGroup is working with a partner that has the security experience and expertise needed to securely broadcast the best national and international pay TV content throughout Mexico.

“Providing our customers with premium content and services is the top priority for StarGroup,” said Bruno Pruneda, Director General, StarTV. “Irdeto has not only been a trusted technology provider, but also a valuable partner who understands StarGroup’s needs and supports our company’s mission to provide our customers with high-quality content and optimal service. Our partnership with Irdeto gives us the peace of mind that our content and services are secured, allowing us to continue to grow and develop our business throughout Mexico and Latin America.”

To assure content owners that their assets are protected against theft or viewing in unauthorized territories, operators must deploy a conditional access solution with uncompromising security. Recently audited and certified by Farncomb (Cartesian), the Irdeto Cloaked CA solution provides a secure chipset that is complemented by Irdeto’s software obfuscation and whitebox cryptography. Together, these features provide a secure, diversified and easily renewable CA solution. It is a key offering in the Irdeto 360 Security suite, which is designed to ensure future-proof, end-to-end security that can quickly and easily react to changes in the market in a cost-effective fashion.

“As operators launch new technologies like StarGroup’s StarTV service, it is critical to ensure that the delivery of premium content is protected,” said Paul Ragland, Vice President of Sales, Americas, Irdeto. “Irdeto provides operators like StarGroup with a unique, 360 security strategy that provides premium content protection across the content value chain. Our partnership with StarGroup protects their services from threats like piracy while providing a renewable and flexible security solution so they are able to provide customers with an optimal viewing experience.”


About StarGroup
StarGroup provides direct to home (DTH) services across Mexico under the brand StarTV, and is expanding into satellite broadband markets throughout Mexico and Latin America. The company has extensive experience in the broadband and television industries and the support of national and international partners. For more information, visit

About Irdeto
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

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Stephen Russell
Global Manager, Public Relations, Irdeto
Mobile: +1 774 273 3890

Crystal Kung
Senior Account Manager, WE Communications
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