Tag Archives: satellite TV

Ecuador court rules against satellite TV piracy

Ecuador’s Justice ruled against two administrators of server IKS 61a in a case of satellite pay TV signal piracy. They were penalized with one year of effective prison and a fine. The Alianza Contra la Piratería de Televisión Paga reported that the investigation process took four years and involved the participation and joint work of [...]

Sri Lanka to launch satellite TV channel

Sri Lankas satellite broadcasting services company, Future Satcom Holdings, will launch first international satellite TV channel, Thinetha TV, via Thaicom 5 satellite. The company received a direct-to-home (DTH) satellite uplink licence from Telecommunication Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka in December 2013. The channel will reach over 116 countries across Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Europe and Africa. [...]

Middle East broadcasters team up against piracy

Leading broadcasters across Middle East have formed an ‘Anti-Piracy Coalition which outlines a voluntary code of conduct to combat all forms of piracy that impact the sector. The Coalition will monitor piracy on satellite TV, ensure information about pirate channels is shared among legitimate industry players and coordinate action against the pirates. Industry players including [...]

OpenView HD adds 3 TV channels

Platco Digital-owned South African free-to-air HD satellite TV platform, OpenViewHD (OVHD), has added three news channels to its existing line-up of 15 TV channels Bi-Cars TV, Ekurhuleni TV and United Christian Broadcasting Network (UCBN). Ekurhuleni TV is a community TV station carrying local news, music, educational, health and religious programming. United Christian Broadcasting Network [...]

My‐HD to launch the first Cardless CAM in MENA

Middle East and north African satellite TV operator, MyHD, has collaborated with France-based Neotion to launch the first cardless solution in MENA with IRDETO Cloaked CA embedded in a Conditional Access Module (CAM). With the CAM technology and IRDETO Cloaked CA solution which protects content owners from piracy, My HD aims to bring forth innovative [...]

OpenView HD plans to launch PVR and IDTV

OpenView HD (OVHD), the South African free-to-air HD satellite TV platform owned by Platco Digital, plans to launch PVR services in 2014 and an Integrated Digital Television (IDTV) service by 2015, according to Maxwell Nonge, Managing Director of Platco Digital. While there are a few pay-TV PVR services in the market, but we will be [...]