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Irdeto Helps TeliaStofa increase ARPU with Hybrid “Zaptor” Service


CA Leader Enables Danish Cable Company To Extend its DVB Network Using IP

London – IPTV World Forum 2008 . - Irdeto, the proven expert in content security for digital TV, IPTV and mobile, today announced the successful upgrade of its existing conditional access system at cable company Telia Stofa to include support for the company’s hybrid “Zaptor” service, which delivers live radio and TV and advanced interactive services to more than 20,000 cable subscribers in Denmark.

A member of the TeliaSonera group, Telia Stofa is Denmark’s second largest supplier of cable TV and broadband Internet services, connecting approximately 600,000 homes across the country. In 2008, to meet subscriber demand for additional programming options and interactive services, the company launched a project to add a variety of unique new subscriber services under the “Zaptor” brand name. These include time-shift TV, VoD, PVR and network PVR services.

Irdeto was already Telia Stofa’s conditional access provider prior to the Zaptor implementation, protecting content distributed via their DVB-C cable network. Telia Stofa then engaged Irdeto to help them reach new customers via managed IP networks, while still maintaining a unified head-end and set-top box architecture.

“The flexibility and scalability of the Irdeto CA system allowed Telia Stofa to add the secure distribution of Zaptor services over our IP network without extensive and costly upgrades,” said Kaj Skov, CTO for Telia Stofa. “Irdeto has an outstanding security record and continually proves itself as a valuable technology partner.”

Irdeto worked with Telia Stofa during the modeling, planning and integration necessary for the introduction of Zaptor-branded services. The company helped identify the hardware and software needed for the platform upgrade, including super-head-end and set-top-box (STB) upgrades and new models.

“Irdeto remains committed to meeting the evolving business needs of our customers as subscriber demands evolve,” said Doug Lowther, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Irdeto. “For Telia Stofa, this included strategic planning to customize its business model and rollout hybrid Zaptor pay TV services.”

Telia Stofa is already planning further development of new services over its DVB over IP network. These will include converged PC and TV services also secured by Irdeto content protection technologies.

Irdeto’s content protection systems are powerful, scalable and reliable, and are already deployed at more than 300 operators in over 60 countries around the globe. These customers have enjoyed more piracy-free years and fewer smart card swaps than any other provider’s customers.


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