Mobistar Selects Viaccess-Orca Conditional Access to Secure Cable TV Services
Mobistar's Cable TV Service Will be Protected by Viaccess-Orca's Prime Sentinel Smart Card-Based CAS
March 03, 2014 --
Viaccess-Orca (VO), a global leader in the protection and enhancement of content services and Belgian telecommunications operator Mobistar, announced today that Mobistar has selected a content protection solution from Viaccess-Orca to support its cable TV service. Using Viaccess-Orca's Prime Sentinel smart card-based conditional access system (CAS), Mobistar can securely deliver premium live television content to subscribers' set-top boxes (STBs).
Mobistar's new cable TV service is expected to be launched around the fourth quarter of 2014, following new cable regulation in Belgium that gives alternative operators access to cable networks. Leveraging the new regulation, Mobistar plans to expand its consumer mobile phone business into television and broadband services. The selection of the content protection solution partner is another step towards the launch of new convergent offers, after the implementation process was started via the payment of 1.2 million euros, mid-January, to initiate the cable regulation.
"The collaboration with Viaccess-Orca will enable us to offer Belgian consumers competitive cable TV services," said Jean Marc Harion, CEO of Mobistar. "Viaccess-Orca's Prime Sentinel exceeds our requirements for content protection to guarantee the security of our television content and revenue streams."
VO's Prime Sentinel CAS provides security for a wide range of TV service models including live TV, catch-up, PVR, content sharing on home networks, and video-on-demand.
"Engaging end-users with premium content services means for content service providers to adopt flexible, reliable, and scalable security solutions," said François Moreau de Saint Martin, CEO of Viaccess-Orca. "Our Prime Sentinel smart card-based security solution, leveraging VO cloud for rights management and monitoring managed services, will be the security cornerstone for Mobistar's upcoming TV service as it builds up a competitive multiple-play service offering. We're honored by being chosen for this groundbreaking project."
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As a leading global provider of content protection, delivery, and discovery solutions, Viaccess-Orca is shaping the ultimate content experience. Through its integrated range of business-savvy products and solutions, Viaccess-Orca helps service providers in the cable, DTT, satellite, IPTV, and OTT industries gain a competitive edge in today's rapidly evolving multiscreen environment. By enabling service providers to securely deliver an engaging user experience on any device, Viaccess-Orca is reinventing the entertainment landscape. Viaccess-Orca is part of the Orange Group. For more information, visit www.viaccess-orca.com or follow the company on Twitter and LinkedIn.
Mobistar (EURONEXT BRUSSELS: MOBB) is one of the main actors in the telecommunications market in Belgium and Luxembourg. The company offers its residential customers post-paid and pre-paid innovative mobile telecom products and services. On the business market, Mobistar operates DSL, fixed-network telephony, high-speed internet; acts as an integrated communications provider; and offers a portfolio of mobility and connectivity services. Mobistar is also a wholesale provider, offering access to its infrastructure and service capabilities to its wholesale partners. Mobistar, with the Orange group as major shareholder, is listed on the Brussels Stock Exchange.