Technavio announces top five Conditional Access vendors

Thursday, June 8th, 2017
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Top 5 Vendors in the Global Conditional Access System Market From 2017-2021: Technavio

  • Technavio has published a new report on the global conditional access system market from 2017-2021

LONDON — Technavio has announced the top five leading vendors in their recent global conditional access system market report until 2021. This research report also lists 11 other prominent vendors that are expected to impact the market during the forecast period.

The digital operator providers use conditional access system (CAS) to help the content owners to distribute their digital content and not allow any unauthorized access or replication of the content. CAS also enables customers to change their service providers without having to change their STBs. In 2016, the market experienced growth in the number of STB installations because of the constant evolution in the video quality, which is continuing in 2017 as well. The market is witnessing a growing demand for technologically advanced STBs, such as hybrid STBs and HD STBs, and advanced services such as 3DTV, multi-screen, and multi-room services.

Global Conditional Access System Market 2017-2021

Competitive vendor landscape

The global CAS market is highly competitive and consolidated with major players like China Digital TV Holding, Cisco Systems, Nagravision, Verimatrix, and Irdeto. The market is competitive because it has many large and small players. Intense competition with rapid technological changes and a frequent change in the consumer preferences presents risks to the vendors in the market. Established players, such as China Digital TV Holding, Cisco Systems, and Nagravision, present innovative products and solutions to the global CAS market to capture the market, maintaining a competitive edge over the rest.

Ujjwal Doshi, an industry expert at Technavio for research on media and entertainment services, says, “Product extensions will intensify the competition among the players in the global market. Vendors are investing in designing, planning, branding, and expanding the existing facilities while acquiring new players in the market. For instance, on January 29, 2016, Cisco Systems announced the acquisition of Acano, headquartered in London, UK, which provides on-premises and cloud-based video infrastructure along with collaboration software.”

Top five global conditional access system market vendors

China Digital TV Holding

China Digital TV Holding is one among the leading providers of CAS in China. The company’s CAS are used to prevent unauthorized access to the subscriber content viewed through digital cable, satellite, IPTV, terrestrial transmitter, and mobile television networks. It is also the leading provider of value-added services in China’s digital TV market.

Cisco Systems

Cisco Systems is engaged in the design, manufacture, and sales of products and services that serve networking hardware and telecommunications. For over 30 years, the company has helped its customers digitize IT-based products and services. The company made the following acquisitions during the FY 2016-2017 to manage its portfolio and strategic investment.


Irdeto provides solutions to media, entertainment, payments, banking, and automotive sectors helping its clients create new business opportunities and fight against cybercrime. The company has its headquarters in the Netherlands. The company’s Cloakware Security Kernel received level one certification from the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) Publication.

Nagravision (Kudelski Group)

Nagravision is the subsidiary of Kudelski Group. It provides secure and end-to-end digital media technologies, which helps the service providers to provide enhanced features while protecting the revenues.

Nagravision provides content delivery to millions of subscribers every day. The company offers cyber security services, subscription-based solutions, along with consulting capabilities to organizations. The company has three major divisions.


Verimatrix provides 3D content security solutions for pay-TV service providers. The company has its sales and customer care support offices in Europe, Asia, and the US.

The company operates through segments like VCAS platform, IPTV, Broadcast-Hybrid, Internet TV, DVB, Multi-DRM, and Forensic watermarking. It provides products and solutions that include broadcast CSM, and MultiRights training products.