Nepal's HomeTV Selects Latens CAS Solution To Secure Content And Revenues

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010 
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Cost-effective, secure and flexible smartcard-less CA solution offers protection of services while reducing costs to Nepal’s new DTH services

BELFAST, UK — Latens, the leading provider of software security solutions for Pay-TV across all networks, today announced that Satellite Channel Pvt. Ltd Nepal, a Pay-TV provider in the South Asia region has chosen Latens DTH software CAS for its ‘HomeTV’ DTH system in Nepal.

Satellite Channel has chosen the Latens and Media Nucleus solutions, which comprise of Latens DTH software CAS and will operate on set-top boxes initially from Arion, providing Satellite Channel with a highly flexible and secure DTH delivery system.

“Latens’ CAS was the most attractive solution for our requirements as it offers a high level of protection and security,” said Rameh Paudiyal, CEO at Satellite Channel Pvt. Ltd. “Of all the solutions that were considered the Latens offering was selected because it’s a secure, cost effective solution that will enable Satellite Channel to provide secure, quality, cost-effective DTH service to the businesses and homes of Nepal.”

Satellite Channel was awarded a DTH operating license at the start of the year and will launch with a minimum of 80 national and international HD/SD channels. Satellite Channel targets bringing DTH services to 300,000 to 400,000 subscribers within the first 3 years of operations.

The company said that with the launch of the first DTH platform in Nepal, using the latest and most advanced digital technology available would be a step changing TV experience for consumers in the region and dramatically reduce the government incurred losses through the illegal import of DTH services.

“This deployment is the latest in the growing number of Asian Telcos selecting Latens CA solutions and is further evidence of our high reputation for dependability and ease of operation and deployment,” said Rahul Nehra, Asia Regional Director, Latens.