UPC Nederland has confirmed the launch of CI Plus in the country and set April 26 as the launch date. The news from the operator follows a premature announcement from Sony that UPC certified their 2010 and 2011 Bravia TV sets.
Sony has announced that its Bravia 2010 and 2011 models have been certified by UPC Nederland for usage with a CI Plus module and UPC smart card. So far, UPC has not issued any details about the availability of CI Plus modules for its network in the Netherlands.
Cabot Communications has launched the Robotester, a new hardware and software testing framework for DVB-enable devices including CI Plus.
German cable operator Primacom has announced that it has started selling a stand-alone CI Plus to its subscribers. The CAM retails at €79.
The DVB Project is to take responsibility for the CI Plus common interface standard, following a recommendation from the organisation’s steering board. The vote removes one of the major concerns held by operators considering the adoption of the technology, who feared they did not have enough input on its future development.
Eutelsat’s headend-in-the-sky service Kabelkiosk will introduce its own CI Plus module to be used in cable (DVB-C) tuners. The module will be available in retail for a price of around €79.
The news that the just published CI Plus Version 1.3 specification comprises PVR support will be a welcome announcement for people who want to buy a digital TV set with an integrated PVR and CI Plus interface.
NDS has announced that Sky Deutschland, the largest pay-TV operator in Germany and Austria, has launched CI Plus modules based on the NDS VideoGuard conditional access system.
Enhanced capabilities to support cable VOD and improvements to PVR support are part of the new features introduced in Version 1.3 of the CI Plus specification, just released. Also included are new capabilities with respect to changing service bouquets; improvements to ‘Parental Control’ management and new access to Host Ethernet for CI Plus Modules in […]
German cable operator Unitymedia is the second Liberty Global owned provider in Europe to introduce a CI Plus module for its cable customers. The CAM is available for rent for €4 monthly.