Ready TV, Jamaica’s first digital subscription television service has inked a deal with CryptoGuard, one of the world’s leading content security providers for digital television and over-the-top (OTT) services. The local company selected the Swedish based developer and vendor as its Conditional Access System Provider, after a series of meetings in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
“We have started an excellent relationship with Ready TV, with a rapid installation, which is key for a start up company. We are looking forward to evolving with Ready TV through a long term partnership,” said Kjell Carlsward CEO CryptoGuard.
Essentially, CryptoGuard’s Conditional Access System uses a high-grade encryption scheme to meet the demands of service providers. The ¨Pay-as-you-grow’ business model realizes low entry costs and the system scalability enables operators to upgrade their solutions as the customer base grows.
“For digital television, it is key for the operator to choose the correct supplier of CAS, because this is what the business will thrive on; the content and access to the content,” Carlsward added.
Chris Dehring CEO of Ready TV is elated about the deal, which he divulged, was decided on at the IBC Expo in the Netherlands.
“We chose to go with CryptoGuard due to the company’s unparalleled performance and scalability (supporting both card-less and card-based solutions simultaneously). As a television service provider, you have to be certain that only your paying customers are able to view your TV-channels and content. CryptoGuard uses a high-grade encryption scheme that can be used for satellite-TV, cable-TV, terrestrial TV and IPTV,” Dehring disclosed.
The CryptoGuard services can easily evolve to support Multi-DRM solutions for protecting content on mobile devices, tablets, PC/MAC and Smart TVs in the CryptoLITE End to End OTT Solution.
“Ready TV and CryptoGuard will work closely together to bring Ready TV to all screens in the time frame specified,” Dehring pointed out.
CryptoGuard offers an affordable solution with low start-up cost, which makes them a viable option for any size of service provider. The company is based on proven technology and operating systems to ensure that they can provide the reliable and stable system that customers expect.
CryptoGuard is a developer and vendor of Conditional Access System (CAS) and Digital Rights Management (DRM) system for digital television. CryptoGuard uses a high-grade encryption scheme for its Advanced Security card-based and cardless solutions to meet the demands of service providers, broadcasters and operators. CryptoGuard´s flexibility, adaptability and customization with a ‘pay-as-you-grow’ business model makes it a viable option for any size of operator to digitize their TV services and secure content revenues.
CryptoGuard was established in 2007 in Sweden and has since then been an accepted and recommended solution for DVB encryption services all over the world. Currently, CryptoGuard has customers in more than 30 countries and sales offices in Sweden, France, Poland, Peru, India and Rwanda.