SMIT partners with Irdeto to supply CAM for MEDIA BROADCAST's freenet TV launch

SMIT Holdings Limited has partnered with Irdeto to supply the CI plus module with Irdeto-cloaked CA to Germany´s network operator MEDIA BROADCAST ahead of its new freenet TV digital terrestrial television service launch, the company said.

The CAM device, based on SMIT´s next-generation chipset, integrates with Irdeto´s cloaked CA solution featuring the flexicore chipset-based security agent. This enhances the performance, security and reliability of the CAM. 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 European digital TV market is in the process of its transition from DVB-T to DVB-T2. MEDIA BROADCAST will use the CAM device provided by SMIT in its T2 platform transition, which also provides guidance and reference for its peers in other European countries who are planning a T2 network upgrade. The DVB-T2 network platform freenet TV, is also the first paid access-based application in the country. According to MEDIA BROADCAST, most programs on the DVB-T2 platform will be broadcast in full HD using HEVC technology, delivering an outstanding viewing experience to T2 users with higher image quality than cable or satellite networks.