SmarDTV provides SmarCAM-3.5 conditional access modules to M7 Group to support
its pay-TV services in the Netherlands and Belgium
Cheseaux, Switzerland - 12th March 2013 - SmarDTV, a Kudelski Group
(SIX:KUD.S) company, today announced that M7 Group, the European provider of
satellite services which operates CanalDigitaal, TV Vlaanderen and TéléSAT
brands amongst others, has deployed its latest generation of conditional
access modules (CAM) in its network in the Netherlands and Belgium.
SmarDTV's SmarCAM-3.5 modules embed the latest generation of the NAGRA
conditional access system, ensuring the highest quality security for all
channels of M7 Group. Thanks to the SmarCAM-3.5 module, these channels are
directly accessible on integrated Digital Televisions (iDTVs) with the
original TV remote control. SCART or HDMI cables or power leads are no longer
needed. In addition, the channels are accessible on a large variety of set-top
boxes sold in the retail market in the Netherlands and Belgium.
"We have been successfully collaborating with SmarDTV for many years and are
delighted to introduce a new CAM to ensure our content remains well protected
and easily accessible on different retail devices. These new modules provide
our subscribers with an attractive solution that can be used with iDTVs
equipped with satellite tuners which are becoming more and more popular in our
markets," said Hans Troelstra, Chief Operational Officer of M7 Group.
"M7 Group is a long-time valued customer and we are delighted to be able to
provide our latest CAM to them," said Eric Chaubert CEO of SmarDTV. "The
SmarCAM-3.5 module brings many benefits to M7 subscribers including being
non-intrusive, very simple to install without any new cabling and remaining
invisible once installed."
About M7 Group SA
M7 Group SA was established in October 2009 in the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg
and is the European Provider of Satellite Services for consumers and business
customers. M7 Group operates the following brands: CanalDigitaal in the
Netherlands, TV Vlaanderen in Flanders and TéléSAT in French speaking Belgium,
AustriaSat in Austria and CS Link and Skylink for the Czech and Slovak market.
All brands offer tailor made packages for clients adapted to the local culture
and language in these countries. M7 Group SA has more than 2 million viewers
who use a small Satellite dish to receive hundreds of Digital National and
International TV and Radio Channels.
SmarDTV, a Kudelski Group company, is an international leader in pay
SmarDTV designs and manufactures a large range of set-top box solutions and CI
/ CI Plus plug-in modules which enable access to premium digital pay-TV
whether delivered through broadcast or broadband IP. A founding member of CI
Plus Forum, SmarDTV is headquartered in Switzerland with development and sales
offices in France, Germany, USA, China, and Singapore. Please visit
www.smardtv.com for more information.
+33 4 42 83 8000
Note to the editors
SmarCAM is a module relying on the DVB Common Interface (DVB-CI) and CI Plus
standards, that plugs directly in the digital TV to decrypt premium pay-TV
content. It's a non-intrusive solution, very simple to install as it does not
require any new wires and is invisible once setup. It is operated directly
from the TV set's remote control to maximize the ease of use, no additional
remote control is required. These modules are very power-efficient, for a
lower environmental impact.
CI Plus is a technical specification that adds additional security and
features to the proven DVB Common Interface Standard that will allow CI Plus
compatible consumer electronic devices, such as integrated Digital Televisions
and Set-Top Boxes, to access a wide range of pay-TV services via plug-in CI
Plus Modules wherever the CI Plus technology is supported by the local pay-TV
Provider. More information on CI Plus (specification, implementation
guideline, license agreement) is available at www.ci-plus.com.
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