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Nepalese Pay-TV Operator Opts For Cardless DTH Technology - WARUNASAT - 09-11-2010
Nepalese Pay-TV Operator Opts For Cardless DTH Technology
Nepal's first national DTH satellite network has begun transmission and simultaneously placed an order with Latens and Indieon to enhance its monitoring and security options.
Dish TV, operated by Kathmandu-based Dish Media Network, and broadcast via Intelsat, will now provide subscribers with up to 80 channels of both Nepalese and English-language content, from its uplink facility at Mercantile.
Latens software conditional access system (CAS) and Indieon STB, combined with Indieon Middleware provides features such as interactive electronic programme guides, pay-per-view, near video-on-demand, localised advertising and information services.
The Nepalese operator plans to change the way films and content are viewed and consumed by using USB-PVR across the population. With another 40 channels slated for next year, including exclusive cricket broadcasts in HD, Dish TV is expecting 700,000 subscribers in five years - about 50 per cent of the addressable population.
"We made a conscious choice to go with [the cardless technology] as it helped us monetise much faster at a fraction of the cost in the most secure manner," explained Laxmi Paudiyal, Managing Director, Dish TV. "This will help up break even much faster and give our shareholders greater returns and, of course, the subscribers would get to view digital pay-TV in all its completeness."
Rahul Nehra, Regional Director, Asia for Latens Systems, said: "Cardless solutions have been the talk of the town but this is amongst the first real implementation across the globe. The operator saves more than 60% on the card and logistics and more than 75% over the traditional year-long painful swaps, which cost the operator time, money and subscribers. Software CAS substantially enhances security against smart card sharing or cloning. The operator can now actually for the first time, perhaps, control his business from a security and access point of view."
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Latens and Indieon – A unique STB and Middleware proposition to a leading DTH operator in Nepal
Belfast, UK, 6 September, 2010 – Latens (IBC stand no. 4.B60), the leading provider of software security solutions for Pay-TV, has announced a partnership with Indieon Technologies, the premier (STB) and middleware manufacturer for a secure, cardless one-way broadcasting solution for DTH broadcasters globally.
“The combination of Indieon STB range and Latens software CAS, coupled with the Indieon Middleware offers Satellite operators cost-effective, highly monetisable, future proof and very secure enhanced delivery of DTH Pay-TV services,” says Adnan Dhuliawala – AGM, Business Development at Indieon Technologies. He added, “With features ranging from Interactive EPG, PPV, NVOD, USB-PVR, first ever Single Tuner based Push VOD solution, Localised advertising, Information-services and games, operators will be able to increase ARPU to a new high and at
affordable pricing-levels for the first time in Asia.”
Latens CAS is the world’s only DVB® compliant software-only Conditional Access System (CAS) designed for operators of cable, DTH and DTT. The cardless technology offers Pay-TV operators a more dynamic and secure anti-piracy strategy at a much lower cost than traditional card-based or embedded set-top systems.
As card sharing and control word re-distribution piracy becomes more prevalent in the global Pay-TV market, DTH operators need to take steps to ensure that content and revenues are being protected.
“This integration of Latens CAS with Indieon’s STB and Middleware is set to revolutionise how operators do business in Asia. This combination offers unbelievable functionality, cost points and unmatched security which of late have become the main challenge of most operators,” says Rahul Nehra –Regional Director Asia for Latens.
“Indieon and Latens have worked closely together to answer the demands of operators and provide a secure one way DTH STB,” said Jean-Paul Heron, Director of Set-Top Box Partner Strategy at Latens. “With Latens CAS and Indieon STBs, the operator will have a low cost, low risk cardless solution with no manufacturing outlay, distribution or card replacement costs.”
Latens’ unique CAS protects content across all networks, Cable, IP, DTH, DTT, be it one-way, twoway or hybrid. This allows operators to use a single Latens CAS headend for any type of network, making it a safe investment for operators expanding their Pay-Tv services across multiple distribution infrastructures.
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