DVB WORLD 2012 – ROME. The CI Plus security module has been enabled in 1 out of 20 TVs shipped, according to John Adam, chairman of CI Plus LLP.
Updating the DVB, 12 months after the standards developer took CI Plus under its wing, Adam said a total of 143 million CI Plus certificates had now been issued.
Extrapolating the data against the number of TV sets shipped in Europe, Adam said he believed the majority of new TV sets sold in Europe now had CI Plus capability.
The system is in use by operators including UPC, Kabel Deutschland, Ziggo and Top Up TV.
The new V1.4 specification is anticipated to be available by the summer of 2014, under the CI Plus Sunrise policy, and following the completion of work by the DVB CI Plus technical module at the end of 2012.