HorizonSAT chooses Irdeto to secure MENA pay TV offering

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
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HorizonSAT Chooses Irdeto to Secure New MENA Pay TV Offering

  • Irdeto Cloaked CA to protect premium content on new HTV Pinoy service reaching expat Filipino viewers

DUBAI — CABSAT — Irdeto, the world leader in digital platform security, today announced it will provide security solutions and services to HorizonSAT, a leading satellite service provider, covering the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe. Part of the Irdeto 360 Security suite, Irdeto Cloaked CA with Irdeto FlexiCore will enable HorizonSAT to securely launch and deliver new pay TV services to the Filipino population in the MENA region. The new bouquet will be launched this year as HTV Pinoy.

HTV Pinoy will serve over two million people in the Filipino community in MENA, whose native language is Tagalog.

“As a trusted and proven security leader in the MENA region, Irdeto was a natural choice to protect our new services,” said Waleed Al-Hejailan, CEO and Chairman of HorizonSat Group. “Irdeto Cloaked CA offers us cost effective, end-to-end protection along with an agile approach and local presence to quickly respond to our commercial and technical requirements. This enables us to focus on delivering great content and experiences to Filipino consumers.”

Irdeto Cloaked CA provides fully robust and effective security for both broadcast networks and connected IP environments and has been successfully deployed across the globe. The inclusion of Irdeto Flexicore will give HorizonSAT the ability to renew SOC security, even on already-deployed chips, via software updates over-the-air. This enables them to stay ahead of upcoming threats in a fast-changing technology environment.

“From the beginning, HorizonSAT wanted to ensure its offerings were future proof and that it had a flexible and scalable security solution that would position them for success,” said Doug Lowther, CEO, Irdeto. “We pride ourselves in taking a holistic, 360 degree approach to security that not only protects the business but enables more consumer choice. We are happy to be working with an innovator like HorizonSAT, and know that Cloaked CA will help them to meet consumer demand for next-generation entertainment in new markets and quickly deploy new services.”

Irdeto is one of the first recipients of the Farncombe Security Audit™ Mark, which signifies to operators and service providers that its digital media content system has undergone an extensive independent third party security review.