Taj TV announce new content protection system

Irdeto M-Crypt system to be used by UAE based television services and content provider.

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By  Marcus Webb Published  June 13, 2002

Content protection and management company Irdeto Access has concluded a licence agreement with Taj Television Limited for delivery of its content protection system Irdeto M-Crypt.

Taj Television Limited, a UAE based television services and content provider, went live on air on 01 April 2002 with Ten Sports, an exclusive 24 hour sports entertainment channel tailor-made for the Indian subcontinent. A huge increase in subscribers and cable operators has been seen since the kick-off of the 2002 FIFA World Cup for which Ten Sports acquired the broadcast rights.

Irdeto M-Crypt, a compact conditional access system developed by Irdeto Access, provides Taj Television with advanced encryption capabilities and enables the company to securely and directly deliver Ten Sports to authorised customers while managing access to that content. The system is installed in Dubai.

"Since its launch Ten Sports has been very successful,” says Chris McDonald, chief executive officer, Taj Television Limited. “Due to our content we already have thousands of cable operators passing through our channel to their vast cable subscriber base in India and the rest of the sub continent. A reliable content protection system is a necessity. For us Irdeto Access is the right partner."

"Irdeto Access is pleased Taj Television has chosen Irdeto Access' content security system to protect Ten Sports' high profile sports channel. We are happy to have a role in supporting their business plan growth. This agreement strengthens Irdeto Access' position in the South Asian market," says Graham Kill, Chief Executive Office, Irdeto Access.

Ten Sports reaches audiences in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh and the Maldives. Apart from live and classic cricket, the channel broadcasts the 2002 FIFA World Cup and other popular sporting events including British Open Golf, Manchester United Football and Formula 1 racing.

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