IGLOO Partners with Irdeto to Launch New TV Offering

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012
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Irdeto Cloaked CA to secure media environment for IGLOO service

SINGAPORE — CommunicAsia — Irdeto (JSE: NPN), a global software security and media technology company, today announced that IGLOO, a new television offering launched as a joint venture between SKY Television and TVNZ, has selected Irdeto Cloaked CA to securely deliver premium content over the ground-breaking new TV service. With the service launching soon, IGLOO needed a partner that could not only provide an industry leading security solution, but also implement it quickly and effectively.

“After an extensive evaluation of vendors, solutions and approaches, it became clear that Irdeto was the trusted partner we needed to help us launch IGLOO,” said Chaz Savage, General Manager, IGLOO. “Irdeto brings a formidable combination of deep knowledge of the pay media industry, a proven solution and a forward thinking approach that perfectly suits what we’re hoping to accomplish with IGLOO.”

IGLOO is an affordable, pre-pay TV service that will be available for purchase in retail outlets. Once connected, customers will have access to FTA channels and the option to purchase a pack of 11 digital channels. The device also includes WiFi and Ethernet connections to access on demand content.

Irdeto Cloaked CA is a fully featured and renewable cardless conditional access solution that will enable IGLOO to deliver this content securely, while avoiding the hassle and cost associated with swapping out or replacing smart cards. As part of the agreement, Irdeto will also provide full implementation and testing of the solution.

“The launch of IGLOO is perfectly timed to take advantage of the digital switch over and it will give New Zealanders more choice. We’re thrilled to be a part of it and are dedicated to helping IGLOO deliver content securely today and into the future,” said Doug Lowther, Executive Vice President, Digital TV, Irdeto.