Alticast, a global partner for the delivery of media entertainment, has been selected to provide the security for the ambitious rollout of Ultra High Definition (Ultra HD) video services by CJ Hellovision, South Korea's largest cable television operator which now offers both live and on-demand Ultra HD programming to all of its more than 4.3 million subscribers.
The key to the secure delivery of CJ Hellovision's Ultra HD programming is the deployment of Alticast's AltiProtect conditional access system (CAS) using the Alticast Download and Exchange framework (XCAS). The deployment began in November 2014 when CJ Hellovision rolled out new set-top boxes (STBs) and smart TVs using AltiProtect. The company is also remotely swapping the legacy CAS on its previously deployed HD STBs to AltiProtect and this process is slated to be complete in April.
"Ensuring the security of our Ultra HD services is a major concern and the reason we selected Alticast to supply the critical conditional access component," said Hong-Ik Kim, Smart Engineering Team Manager at CJ Hellovision. "Their AltiProtect CAS not only ensures that our Ultra HD programming is delivered securely, its outstanding performance, interoperability and security allow us to easily expand our multiscreen services to new devices."
"This deployment of Ultra HD is the latest example of CJ Hellovision's history of constant innovation and validation of the AltiProtect solution and its capabilities," said Mansoo Han, Chief Marketing Officer of Alticast. "Securing content continues to be a critical concern for service providers worldwide as they offer Ultra HD and other services to an ever increasing array of devices inside and outside the home. Our AltiProtect solution specifically addresses service providers' most demanding security requirements on both STBs and consumer-owned devices."
Alticast's proven AltiProtect CAS solution enables service providers to ensure their programming content is securely delivered and viewed only by authorized subscribers. Proven in major deployments, AltiProtect is currently installed on millions of STBs deployed by multiple cable operators worldwide and is ideal for both legacy STBs and next-generation devices that are based on either hardware-enabled security (e.g. CableCARD) or non-hardware security. Complementing AltiProtect is the AltiProtect Downloadable and Exchangeable framework (XCAS), which allows operators to seamlessly and remotely swap CAS systems. This reduces costs by eliminating truck rolls and preserving investments in legacy STBs while also speeding the introduction of new devices.
About CJ Hellovision
CJ Hellovision is South Korea's largest multiple systems operator (MSO) and provides its more than 4.3 million subscribers with a full suite of broadband data, voice and video services, including hundreds of channels of live and on-demand programming. More information is available at http://eng.cjhellovision.com/
Alticast develops advanced end-to-end, multi-screen solutions to enable service providers to quickly and cost-effectively deliver TV Everywhere services, ensuring every consumer a reliable and innovative TV experience. Alticast's extensive solution offerings consist of STB software, CAS/DRM, Smart UI/UX and Cloud Server, based on non-proprietary software like HTML5, RDK and GEM. Alticast's unique solutions bring new levels of TV interactivity required by service providers and consumers across the globe to deliver personalized and compelling content securely over broadcast, broadband and mobile platforms. With over 46 million devices deployed worldwide, Alticast is one of the most deployed solutions providers in the digital television industry. The publicly traded company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, but also has major offices in Amsterdam, Netherlands; Wroclaw, Poland; and Broomfield, Colorado. For more information, visit www.alticast.com and read Alticast's blog, TV Ready Forum, at www.tvreadyforum.blogspot.com.