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Qatar-based pay-TV operator beIN has cemented its relationship with Irdeto by signing a three-year deal to secure its content, while India’s Tata Sky has opted for Irdeto technology to secure its over-the-top (OTT) solution.

irdetoTATA 21sep2017Irdeto will supply its conditional access technology and security services for the delivery of beIN’s live sports and entertainment content across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

“As a growing brand providing premium content across the MENA region, it’s important that we work to secure the investment that we put into showing high value live sports and entertainment content. In doing so, we can continue to focus on providing the best experience and the latest technology for our customers,” said Yousef Al-Obaidly, deputy chief executive officer, beIN Media Group.

Doug Lowther, CEO, Irdeto said: “Live sports and entertainment are prime targets for online pirates, and beIN is committed to fighting piracy and protecting its business. We applaud beIN’s proactive approach to anti-piracy and protecting high value content – particularly important for live sports with its high costs and extremely limited monetisation window.”

The announcement follows Irdeto’s selection recently by Indian pay-TV operator Tata Sky to enhance its end-to-end solution for OTT video services.

“To take advantage of the growing trend of consumption of video on-the-go in India, it is important for us to offer our customers the best user experience on their devices. This means a high quality, multi-lingual viewing experience of live channels and on-demand content with superior navigation within a reliable and scalable service,” said Pallavi Puri, chief commercial officer, Tata Sky. “We are confident that we can deliver the best Tata Sky OTT experience to our customers quickly with the help of Irdeto’s solutions, expertise and support.