Enabling rapid deployment of mobile TV services
IBC 2006, Amsterdam, 8th September, 2006 – This week at IBC, Silicon & Software Systems Ltd.(S3), the world's leading provider of DVB-H client software, and Irdeto, the proven expert in content security for digital TV, IPTV and mobile, and a subsidiary of multinational media group Naspers (NASDAQ: NPSN and JSE: NPN), announce their partnership to supply an integrated end-to-end conditional access (CA) solution for mobile TV. S3 has integrated Irdeto's Mobile Broadcast CA solution with its onHandTV™ mobile DTV software.
The Irdeto Mobile Broadcast CA solution is the first-ever CA implemented for mobile broadcasting services. Through the pre-integration of this CA solution, S3 and Irdeto announce the immediate availability of Open Framework Solutions for Network and Broadcast operators, enabling secure end-to-end content protection for emerging mobile broadcast standards.
"Irdeto has partnered with S3 because of their proven interoperability with multiple players in the Broadcast TV ecosystem and their leadership status in delivering mobile TV solutions," said Graham Kill, CEO of Irdeto. "Irdeto gained expertise in mobile TV as it is the world’s first CA vendor that delivered content protection for all three mobile standards S-DMB, T-DMB and DVB-H. Now that Irdeto’s proven content security solution for mobile TV is integrated with S3’s world class Mobile DTV software we can provide our customers with a compelling solution to secure their DVB-H and T-DMB services," added Kill.
John Maguire, General Manager, Mobile DTV Products, S3 said, "Irdeto are industry leaders in conditional access solutions and DRM for mobile devices and we are proud to be working with them. S3 is committed to pre-integrating our client software solution on multiple platforms and networks enabling faster time-to-market with reduced risk for mobile operators and device manufacturers worldwide. S3’s proven 20 year track record and extensive engineering expertise ensures the consistent delivery of optimized, best-in-class software solutions to our client base."
About Silicon & Software Systems Ltd. (S3)
S3 is the world leading provider of Mobile DTV handheld solutions. S3’s onHandTV™ client software has proven interoperability with existing commercial networks and key component suppliers in the Mobile DTV ecosystem. onHandTV is architected to deliver the same core TV features such as ESG and Interactivity across multiple networks using preconfigured Operator Adaptation Packages (OAPs). This enables faster time-to-market and reduced risk for mobile operators and device manufacturers worldwide. S3 has a 20 year track record of extensive engineering design expertise and systems integration providing optimized, best-in-class solutions to an impressive client base. The company has engineering development centers in Ireland (Dublin and Cork), Czech Republic and Poland with offices in the USA, China, UK and the Netherlands. For further information please visit www.s3group.com.
Irdeto, headquartered near Amsterdam, the Netherlands, is a subsidiary of multinational media group Naspers (NASDAQ: NPSN and JSE: NPN), is a world leader in content security, and provides comprehensive solutions for digital content protection in digital TV, IPTV and mobile environments. The company's support, sales and R&D offices are located worldwide with corporate headquarters near Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Irdeto offers both hardware- and software-based solutions. The company works with an impressive list of leading industry partners to create end-to-end solutions for any pay-media business. Irdeto's goal is to help operators increase content revenue by offering best-of-class security solutions supporting a wide range of revenue models. With the acquisition of Philips CryptoTec, Irdeto now has more than 300 customers around the world. To contact your regional office or retrieve further information on the company, please visit www.irdeto.com.