ORS to use Neotion CAM and Irdeto Media Protection for DVB-T2 service in Austria

Friday, April 12th, 2013

VIENNA — Austrian Broadcasting Services (ORS) has selected Neotion as technical partner for the launch of its new nationwide terrestrial TV service, called simpliTV.

The simpliTV bouquet is based on DVB-T2 standard and Irdeto Media Protection.

ORS Customers will be using Neotion CI Plus module powered by Irdeto’s software CA technology for both subscription and pre-paid options, compliant with DVB-T2 technology.

Next level – launching DVB-T2 in Austria

Austria already completed the analogue switch off in 2011 and ORS is moving forward to the next level by launching the first DVB-T2 service in Austria. The goal is to improve capacity for HD and to enhance the attraction of pay TV content for end-users.

simpliTV package will be more than attractive with a selection of 40 TV channels, of which a third will be available in high definition. It includes FTA channels from public broadcaster ORF along with the following programs from private broadcasters RTL and ProSiebenSat.1 i.e.

With the simpliTV package TV-consumers can watch this TV-programs: ORF eins HD, ORF 2 HD, Servus TV HD, Sat.1 HD, RTL HD, Pro7 HD, VOX HD, ARD HD und ZDF HD sowie ATV, kabel eins, RTL II, BR, SUPER RTL, arte, sixx, Eurosport, n-tv, zdf-neo, DMAX, Phoenix, Sport 1, KiKA, nickelodeon, Comedy Central, 4 – Das Vierte, RTL NITRO, CNN, Deluxe Music, BR alpha und Playboy TV and some more like ATV, PULS 4, Servus TV, ORF III, ORF SPORT+, 3sat, ATV 2, gotv, Schau TV, tirol tv, Ländle TV, LT1, which Austrian can watch in some regions of the country.

The service will be launched on 15th April 2013 on a subscription basis with a 10 EUR monthly fee.

Michael Weber, business manager of simpliTV in Austria: “DVB-T2 is the most modern TV-infrastructure in Europe and we will offer this to TV-consumers. Our new product simpliTV is the new TV-infrastructure next to cable TV and satellite TV. simpliTV has many benefits for TV-consumers: first of all consumer can see a large TV-program-selection in perfect viewing-quality for less money. For consuming simpliTV clients need to use a simpliTV module (CI+ module) or a simpliTV receiver. We still rely on Neotion Irdeto.”

“ORS is bringing exciting new services to the Austrian market and selected Irdeto because our Media Protection solution will enable the evolution of its business,” said Phil Brady, Regional Vice President, Irdeto. “ORS fully understands the need to deliver content in more engaging, non-linear ways. Software CA technology, which lowers total cost of ownership while preserving service flexibility, is critical to success. This is why we’ve seen such strong market demand for our Media Protection, and why ORS is working with Irdeto and Neotion for this important project.”

Stéphanie Bizouerne, Sales Director at Neotion, comments “Neotion reinforces its position among the major pay TV players such as ORS. We manage to demonstrate our capacity to time to market as we are the first to launch a pre-enablement offer. We are so proud to cooperate with ORS; this has been a great project for us. It really testifies of the close technical partnership between Irdeto, ORS and Neotion.”