The CAM device, based on SMIT’s next-generation chipset, integrates with Irdeto’s Cloaked CA solution featuring FlexiCore chipset-based security agent. This enhances the performance, security and reliability of the CAM.
With FlexiCore, the module is expected to support advanced features such as CI Plus1.4 and on-demand services in the future, in addition to ongoing support for standard conditional access applications.
The module, launched by SMIT specifically for Media Broadcast, also incorporates Irdeto’s Secure Pre-enablement which allows pre-activated CAMs to be distributed in the market. This means that access to freenet TV is immediate after having purchased a CAM.
Commenting on the development, Brenda Bai, VP of SMIT’s overseas CAM business, said: “We feel honoured that we have been selected by Media Broadcast to support its freenet TV DVB-T2 platform launch across Germany. We also feel honoured to collaborate with Irdeto in providing advanced Cloaked CA with FlexiCore security to Media Broadcast on our CAM. As the world’s largest CAM provider with outstanding competence in developing security solutions, SMIT is able to deliver industry-leading services, experience and market value to freenet TV and its end consumers.”
SMiT is the world’s leading CAM provider, claiming a market share of 49.6% in H1 2015 both in terms of sales volume and revenue. It was listed on the Main Board of Hong Kong’s stock exchange on March 30 this year.
Meanwhile, Media Broadcast will use the CAM device provided by SMiT in its DVB-T2 platform transition. Freenet TV will be the first paid-access based application in the country, with most of the channels on the DVB-T2 platform being offered in full HD using HEVC technology.
Steeve Huin, VP of strategic partnerships, Irdeto, said: “As we continue to support the launch of Media Broadcast’s major new freenet TV service, we are delighted to extend our partnership with SMiT to offer additional innovative products to viewers across Germany.
“With SMiT, our combined leadership provides important benefits to pay-TV operators as they upgrade their networks in a fast-growing market.”