The multimedia sector is evolving rapidly. Digital convergence, the development and democratisation of broadband networks and the mass consumption of multimedia content are creating new opportunities for conditional access systems.
For over 10 years, Oberthur Technologies has been at the forefront in this sector, working with some of the world’s largest suppliers in the Conditional Access Business, often included into the broad definition of DRM (Digital Rights Management) as customers.
Conditional access – the protection of multimedia content by requiring consumers to meet certain criteria for access – is set to securely deliver any content over any network to any device. The smartcard is traditionally used in conditional access to secure service delivered to the end-users by TV operators, Set-Top-Box/terminal manufacturers via Satellite, Cable or Terrestrial TV.
The new trends in content consumption such as “watch when you have time”, multiple entry points as TV, internet and mobile brings the market into the convergence area. New form factors and secure elements address these emerging markets with remaining high security requirements.
Chosen by CAS Vendors (Conditional Access System) targeting both traditional and emerging Pay-TV business markets (Satellite, Cable, Terrestrial, Traditional, Mobile and IP – TV) the Card Systems Division has acquired unique expertise in this field, ensuring content security and rights management.