Stofa selects Irdeto to protect new Android set-top box

Thursday, April 6th, 2017 
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Stofa’s Hybrid Offering Re-imagines How TV Services Are Delivered in Denmark; First Android TV Box to Take Advantage of Irdeto Cloaked CA Software Security

AMSTERDAM — Irdeto, the world leader in digital platform security, today announced that Stofa, Denmark’s most innovative supplier of cable TV and broadband internet services, has selected Irdeto Cloaked CA to securely deliver content through its upcoming new Android set-top box (STB). With Irdeto’s latest renewable and cardless software security, any form of content delivered to customers will be robustly protected. This will enable Stofa to focus on providing an even more compelling television experience for their subscribers in the Danish market.

Stofa intends to revolutionize the user experience with its new Android STB, which is developed in coordination with technology leaders Google and KaonMedia. Not only will subscribers have the full range of Stofa services on the STB, they will also have direct access to the Google Play app store and to streaming services such as YouTube. All Android STBs will be fully Google certified, and Irdeto Cloaked CA integrates seamlessly into these specifications and meets all regulation requirements.

This deployment is an extension of a long-standing relationship between Stofa and Irdeto. In 2006, Irdeto was selected as the TV supplier’s preferred CA provider, securing DVB-C digital cable service to approximately 400,000 homes across Denmark. Irdeto Cloaked CA continues to successfully provide content protection for the existing cable network.

“Our new Android TV box will transform the consumer experience and we are pleased to have Irdeto partnering with us on the security for this service,” said CEO Ole Fruekilde Madsen at Stofa. “By implementing Irdeto Cloaked CA, our security needs are fully met and we can concentrate on meeting our customers’ growing requirements for more choice and convenience. Irdeto has been a valued technology partner for a number of years, and are again providing an agile solution which can adapt alongside our ambition to change the Danish TV experience.”

“As next-generation platforms like Android STBs grow in popularity, it is critical that operators employ a security solution that is flexible and is able to rapidly respond to any regulatory requirements,” said Doug Lowther, CEO, Irdeto. “Our holistic, 360-degree security approach ensures that Stofa’s solution is fully compliant as they look to expand their customer base with the roll out of this new service across Denmark.”

Irdeto Cloaked CA is an important solution offered 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. By partnering with Irdeto, Stofa ensures that its offering continues to provide the highest level of security as required by content owners, giving access to premium content and confirming their position as the leading TV operator in Demark.

Links: Irdeto; Stofa; Kaon