Nigeria's CONSAT to offer CAMs from SmarDTV

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 
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CONSAT Enhances its Product Offering in Nigeria with Conditional Access Modules by SmarDTV

CHESEAUX, Switzerland — SmarDTV, a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) company, today announced that Continental Satellite Limited (CONSAT) in Nigeria will enhance its direct-to-home (DTH) service with its conditional access modules (CAM). After a successful launch in 2014 using NAGRA anyCAST content protection and following the continued adoption of digital TV services in Nigeria, the operator’s pay-TV service, CONSAT TV, will soon be available to any owner of a Integrated Digital Televisions (IDTVs) incorporating a CI+ interface.

“CONSAT will become the satellite platform of choice for low to middle income earners in Nigeria,” said Mayokun Okunola, CEO of CONSAT. “Operating from Nigeria with cutting edge technology, CONSAT services are affordable and provide compelling content for viewers. iDTVs with satellite tuners combined with a conditional access module is an attractive way to provide a high-quality service encouraging customers towards digital TV.”

“The SmarDTV CAM module is a compelling plug-in solution that enables consumers to enjoy premium channels directly on their iDTVs without an external box. We welcome the arrival of iDTVs with Common Interface slots on the African continent and are excited to see CONSAT benefit from this technology as they pursue their digitization efforts,” said Jerome Vial, Vice-President of Sales at SmarDTV.

SmarDTV CAM modules embed the latest generation of NAGRA anyCAST content protection, ensuring the highest security for pay-TV content. NAGRA anyCAST’s adaptability and scalability are uniquely designed to support analog-to-digital switchovers in markets like Nigeria giving service providers new monetization opportunities and offering viewers an easy-to-use and rich viewing experience.

Nigeria boasts 17 million TV households and is working to achieve analog-to-digital switch off by the end of 2015.