Irdeto Extends Security Partnership with Foxtel (HITS)

Irdeto has extended its long-standing security partnership with Foxtel, Australia’s leading pay TV operator. With Irdeto, Foxtel has a reliable and stable security partner that will ensure premium content is securely delivered across any device, minimizing revenue leakage from all forms of piracy. The company announced that Irdeto Cloaked CA will now securely deliver content through Foxtel’s latest fleet of set-top boxes (STBs). In addition, Irdeto also secures the distribution of content across devices supported by Foxtel’s streaming service, Foxtel Now. This deal further extends Foxtel’s long-standing security relationship with Irdeto, which also includes a robust content distribution technology strategy.

“Operators are facing more challenges than ever as they manage new technology implementations, combat piracy and address consumer demand for high-quality, multiscreen experiences,” said Doug Lowther, CEO, Irdeto. “Irdeto’s unique, 360 security strategy allows us to protect all assets across the content value chain. As Foxtel’s security partner, we continuously evolve content protection strategies to stay one step ahead of new threats, allowing Foxtel to securely develop new business models to address consumer demand.”

“Foxtel is committed to offering our customers a premium entertainment experience,” said Mike Ivanchenko, Group Director, Product Design & Development, Foxtel. “Our innovative streaming services and set-top boxes further differentiate our offerings by providing our subscribers with highly advanced features, such as program start-over and content discovery along with access to the best live sports, new movies, new shows and complete seasons, live and on demand. Our security partnership with Irdeto enables us to securely deliver all of this premium content to our cable and satellite subscribers, allowing us to focus on growing our business.”

With consumers relying on multiple sources to consume content, innovation is key to increase market share. With its Foxtel Now streaming service and fleet of advanced STBs, Foxtel is providing its subscribers with the high-quality experience they desire. Irdeto Cloaked CA, the mostly widely deployed software CA in pay TV, will enable Foxtel to deliver an improved customer experience through faster channel change times, increased security, reduced logistical costs and reduced costs of satellite bandwidth. By expanding upon Foxtel’s security partnership with Irdeto, the company is able to focus on continuing to innovate its offerings with the peace-of-mind that its content is protected.