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Irdeto Access Launches PIsys for IPTV with SoftClient

Software-based content security solution for broadband IP networks (October 06, 2004)

Irdeto Access, a world leader in content security, today launched Irdeto PIsys for IPTV with Irdeto SoftClient. Irdeto PIsys for IPTV provides a comprehensive content security framework for the full range of video service offerings, including IPTV, VOD and PVR. Content is securely stored and distributed across any broadband IP network, whether DSL or fiber, and the corresponding content rights are managed on an individual subscriber basis. This flexible solution supports both video server and set top box (STB) storage of content. Offering a choice of secure software client, smart card and downloadable smart card, the operator has a full range of client device options.

Irdeto SoftClient is the new secure software client for use in broadband IP networks. Built by using 4th generation Irdeto Access security technology, the Irdeto SoftClient brings all the advantages of software: ease-of-use for the operator, lower upfront deployment and logistics costs, as well as over-the-network security upgrades but with the Irdeto Access proven security.

"Irdeto PIsys for IPTV fulfills the security requirements of the content owners: enabling access to early release, premium video content, all imperatives to the success of IP video services," said Graham Kill, CEO of Irdeto Access. "These features, combined with the established Irdeto Access' solid reputation for security and reliability and our well-established customer service and engineering support assure a secure, scaleable, future-proof offering. With the introduction of Irdeto SoftClient we can now present a range of solutions from smart cards to Irdeto FlexiFlash (smart cards with replaceable software) to the pure software based, Irdeto SoftClient - enabling the acquisition of premium content and protection of revenue."

Irdeto PIsys for IPTV also enables a complete spectrum of business models for subscription and pay-per-view content, providing service providers full control of access and viewing rights of their premium content at all times. Irdeto PIsys for IPTVis based on innovative, patented technology for routing video content through IP networks to set top boxes.

About Irdeto Access
Irdeto Access, headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, is a subsidiary of a multinational media group Naspers (NASDAQ: NPSN and JSE: NPN). Irdeto Access specializes in designing, developing and marketing end-to-end solutions to manage and protect content from unauthorized access in the television broadcast, mobile and broadband environments. With nearly 40 years of providing encryption technology and proven success in deploying security solutions across the globe, Irdeto Access continues to offer innovative product offerings to its customers.

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