ALi to provide Irdeto-certified STB chipsets

Thursday, May 26th, 2016 
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ALi and Irdeto Join Forces to Enable Robust Media Protection with Certified STB Chipsets

TAIPEI, Taiwan and HOOFDDORP, the Netherlands — ALi Corporation, a leading Set-Top Box (STB) chipset provider, today announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Irdeto, a world leader in digital platform security, achieving certification to integrate Irdeto’s powerful security solutions on its latest generation chipset offerings. By joining forces, ALi and Irdeto will provide pay TV operators and content owners flexible, renewable and scalable security solutions to stay ahead of evolving security threats.

Security of premium digital content is a key factor for pay TV business. Irdeto offers a suite of media protection solutions to secure content distributed over broadcast, IPTV and OTT networks. The comprehensive collaboration between ALi and Irdeto ranges from integration of Irdeto’s media access and management solutions including card based and cardless Conditional Access solutions, DRM, home networking security to consumer set-top boxes, all enabled on ALi SoC, a hardware root of trust. The partnership delivers robust security that the pay TV industry can rely on to protect their digital assets and a wide range of business models.

This agreement will support chipset certifications to address different market requirements, including hybrid deployments and HEVC enablement to meet the needs of pay TV operators to maximize bandwidth capacity, thus enabling cost savings and increasing profitability. Collaboration efforts are ongoing and will extend to future developments on both companies’ roadmaps.

“The combination of our proven experience in digital content protection with ALi’s certified security platforms meets the full array of evolving security challenges that digital media industries face,” indicated Steeve Huin, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Irdeto. “With nearly 50 years experience serving top-tier customers globally, Irdeto provides flexible and scalable solutions to enable consumers to securely access premium content from any device, including client devices such as a set-top box. The partnership with ALi delivers uncompromising security to satisfy pay TV operators and content holders.”

“ALi makes every effort to ensure our chipsets integrate the latest and forward-looking security measures by working with leading technology providers that are as dedicated as ALi to meeting the pay TV industry’s evolving requirements,” said Daniel Huang, CEO of ALi Corporation.

“Hundreds of pay TV operators around the world have adopted ALi solutions as we strive to address the needs of the pay TV industry with combined hardware and software advancements. The collaboration with Irdeto complements ALi’s
pay TV product portfolio to expand our footprints in worldwide pay TV business, creating synergy effects helping both companies tap into additional growth opportunities.”

Visitors are welcome to see live demonstrations of ALi platforms at booth #4A1-06 at Broadcast Asia 2016, taking place on May 31 – June 3 in Singapore.