It has been revealed that CryptoMedia Security Platform has been chosen to protect Dish TV India for its Pay-TV satellite system. The platform includes a hardware root-of-trust which is embedded in the set-top-box chipset. This will guarantee a safe distribution of premium content for cable and satellite operators. Thus, the use of the set-top box will be put forward, reducing the need of a smart card.

Dish TV India will update easily and reconfigure its software and hardware security with the CryptoMedia Protection Core which is the security elements to be integrated in Dish TV India’s set-top boxes.

Jawahar Goel, the managing director of Dish TV India commented on the development: “As we look to grow our customer base from the current 13 million subscribers, the demand for cost-effective and robust content protection solutions becomes increasingly important for consumers seeking premium content. By leveraging the embedded CryptoMedia core, we no longer need a smart card to provide secure access to premium content, significantly reducing the cost and improving the security of the set-top box”.

Elsewhere, Martin Scott, the senior vice president and general manager of the Security Division at Rambus said: “By using the CryptoMedia Content Protection Core, Dish TV India recognizes the value of enabling another level of protection in the set-top box chipset alongside security elements provided by CAS vendors. Our CryptoMedia Security Platform provides Dish TV India with extra protection for the delivery of content, utilizing our expertise in both embedded security and ecosystem enablement”.

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