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Irdeto provides solutions for digital content protection in digital TV, IPTV and mobile environments. The company's headquarters are located near Amsterdam. Irdeto provides both smart card and software-based conditional access systems for pay TV, supporting cable, satellite, terrestrial, MMDS and IPTV operators. In addition, the company offers chip- and software-based solutions for mobile media and TV based on the following standards: DMB-S, DMB-T, DVB-H, OMA 1, OMA 2. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1199x371, 115 KB) Irdeto company logo. ... Digital television (DTV) uses digital modulation and compression to broadcast video, audio and data signals to television sets. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Internet television. ... Mobile TV is a name used by many to describe a future service to subscribers via mobile telecommunications networks, most probably the cellular phone carriers. ... Smart card used for health insurance in France. ... Conditional access (CA) is the protection of content by requiring certain criteria to be met before granting access to the content. ... Pay television, or pay-TV, usually refers to subscription-based television services, usually provided by both analogue and digital cable and satellite, but also increasingly by digital terrestrial methods. ... Multichannel multipoint distribution service, also known as MMDS or wireless cable, is a wireless telecommunications technology, used for general-purpose broadband networking or, more commonly, as an alternative method of cable television programming reception. ... Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (DMB) is a digital radio transmission system for sending multimedia (radio, TV, and datacasting) to mobile devices such as mobile phones. ... Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (DMB) is a digital radio transmission system for sending multimedia (radio, TV, and datacasting) to mobile devices such as mobile phones. ... DVB-H (Digital Video Broadcasting - Handheld) is a technical specification for bringing broadcast services to handheld receivers. ... The Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) is a standards body which develops open standards for the mobile industry. ... The Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) is a standards body which develops open standards for the mobile industry. ...

Irdeto is a subsidiary of media group Naspers, which also includes a group of pay TV sister companies in Africa, Europe and Asia. As a primary supplier to these companies since the early days of digital TV, Irdeto plays a vital role within this group. Nevertheless, more than 75% of Irdeto's revenue comes from companies outside the group since the 1990's. Naspers is a South Africa-based multinational media company with principal operations in electronic media (including pay-television, internet and instant-messaging subscriber platforms and the provision of related technologies) and print media (including the publishing, distribution and printing of magazines, newspapers and books, and the provision of private education... Pay television, or pay-TV, usually refers to subscription-based television services, usually provided by both analogue and digital cable and satellite, but also increasingly by digital terrestrial methods. ...



The company was founded in 1968 by Pieter den Toonder, a radio engineer, in Dordrecht, The Netherlands. The company name is a contraction of Ir.—the Dutch abbreviation for a university-educated engineer— and the founder's surname. 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Broadcast engineering is the field of electrical engineering, and now to some extent radio and television broadcasting. ... Satellite image of part of the Rhine-Meuse delta, showing the Island of Dordrecht and the eponymous city (7) Dordrecht (population 119,649 (2004)), or in English: Dort, is a city in the Dutch province of South Holland, the third largest city of the province. ... Motto: Je Maintiendrai (Dutch: Ik zal handhaven, English: I shall stand fast[1] Anthem: Wilhelmus van Nassouwe National animal: Lion Capital Amsterdam1 Largest city Amsterdam Official languages Dutch2 Government Parliamentary democracy Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Beatrix  - Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende Independence Eighty Years War   - Declared July 26, 1581   - Recognised January... An abbreviation (from Latin brevis short) is a shortened form of a word or phrase. ... For a list of universities around the world, see Lists of colleges and universities Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... Look up engineer in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For the computer game previously called Entrepreneur, see The Corporate Machine. ... A family name, surname, or last name is the part of a persons name that indicates to what family he or she belongs. ...

In 2006, Irdeto acquired the assets, customers and employees of competitor Philips CryptoTec (makers of the Cryptoworks product line). CryptoTec had over 100 customers and more than 50 employees. The purchase price was not disclosed. The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ...



An Austar Remote Austar is an Australian telecommunications company. ... Foxtel is a cable television and satellite television company in Australia, formed through a joint venture between Telstra and News Corporation. ... SingTel Optus Pty Limited is the second largest telecommunications company in Australia, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Telecommunications (ASX: SGT). ... Optus Aurora is a satellite delivery service for rural and regional Australians. ... Television Broadcasts Limited (HKSE: 0511) , commonly known as TVB, is the first wireless commercial television station in Hong Kong. ...


  • Telia Sweden
  • Isat BV, The Netherlands
  • Olisat
  • Nova Hellas (Satellite Platform)

Middle East, North Africa, and the Levant territories

Showtime or Showtime Arabia (Gulf DTH F.Z. L.L.C., the operating company behind digital pay TV broadcaster Showtime) as its called to distinguish itself from its U.S. counterpart, is the dominant subscription television service in the Middle East, North Africa, and the Levant territories. ... TEN SPORTS is a sports channel, which is widely broad casted in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Hong Kong, India, Middle East, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka TEN Sports is the short name of Taj Entertainment Network Sports. ... ARY Digital is a popular South Asian television network based in Dubai, UAE. It also has studios in London and Pakistan. ...

South Africa

  • DStv DStv Corporate Website

DStv is MultiChoices multi-channel digital satellite TV service in Africa, launched in 1995. ...

Sri Lanka

CBNsat is a digital television provider based in Sri Lanka. ...

North America

South Korea

  • TU Media Corp.


  • Xinjiang Broadcast & Television Transmission Network Corp. Ltd.
  • Yancheng Broadcasting Television and Information Development
  • Yi Wu Broadcasting & Television Bureau
  • Taiyuan Cable TV Network Center
  • Foshan Broadcasting & TV Network Company
  • Jinan CATV
  • Guangzhou Broadcasting and Television Network Co., Ltd.
  • Jiangsu Telecommunication & Broadcasting Media Digital TV Co., Ltd.
  • Shanghai Media Group New Media Co., Ltd.
  • Lin Hai Broadcasting & Television Bureau
  • Taizhou Tongda Cable Digital Network Co., Ltd
  • Zhenjiang City Broadcasting and Television Station
  • Fujian Radio & TV Broadcasting Co., Ltd
  • The State Administration of Radio Film & Television Center of Transmission
  • Jiaxing Broadcasting and TV Network Co.
  • Shanghai Stock Communication Co, Ltd.
  • Shaanxi Provincial Network
  • SkyWave TV Company Ltd
  • Huzhou Broadcast & TV Network Company Ltd.
  • Radio & TV New Technology Development Co. of Guangdong Province
  • Harbin Yuanshen BTV Network Co., Ltd
  • Pacific Century Matrix
  • Shanghai Interactive TV
  • Jilin Broadcasting & TV Network Co., Ltd
  • Liaoning Broadcasting & TV Information Network Co., Ltd
  • Hunan Broadcasting and Television Mobil TV Co., Ltd
  • Gansu Provincial Network (Gansu Cable)
  • China Broadcasting Film Television Satellite Co. Ltd
  • Central Satellite Television Transmission Center
  • Zhengzhou Broadcasting and Television Information Network Co., Ltd.
  • Shenyang CATV Station
  • Nanning CATV Station
  • Jiangxi Provincial Cable Network
  • Kunming Broadcasting TV Network Centre
  • Quingdao CATV
  • Guangdong Cable TV and Broadcasting Station
  • Galaxy Satellite Broadcasting Ltd
  • Macau Cable TV
  • Wuhan Broadcasting & TV Network Company
  • Changsha Guoan Broadcasting and Television Broadband Network Co., Ltd
  • Zhuhai Broadcast & TV Station
  • Shunde Station of Guangdong Foshan Broadcasting and TV Networks
  • Ningbo Digital Television Co. Ltd
  • Guangdong Zhuhai TV Transmission Co., Ltd

External links

  • Irdeto website
  • SelectTv website

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Irdeto Access Creates Innovative Step Forward for Security Strategy: New Smart Cards to be Issued On a Regular Basis - ... (906 words)
Graham Kill, CEO of Irdeto Access commented, “The purpose of doing this is to further reduce the risk associated with having a single card technology in the field that requires a major swap to recover from a security breach.
Irdeto Access, a world-leading provider of content protection and a subsidiary of MIH Ltd. (Nasdaq:MIHL), the subscriber platforms group, has thoroughly analyzed the smart card lifecycle in order to ensure that all aspects of the issue are addressed.
Irdeto Access, a subsidiary of MIH Ltd., the subscriber platforms group, is a world leader in technology for the securing of content from concept to consumer.
Indiantelevision dot com's Breaking News :Irdeto Access ties with Zhengzhou Broadcasting for content protection (251 words)
Irdeto Access, a subsidiary of MIH Limited, the Subscriber Platforms group and its Chinese partner, Shenzhen Advanced Video Info-Tech will together offer advanced technologies for the digital upgrade programme underway in the Zhengzhou cable TV network.
Irdeto Access will provide a series of advanced digital conditional access (CA) system solutions for the project, including the digital CA system head-end and smart cards.
Irdeto Access CA technology was localised for the Chinese market in 2001.
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3rd June 2010

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