Indonesian pay-TV operator Transvision has secured the services of Irdeto to protect the direct-to-home (DTH) content it deliver through an Android TV platform.
The deal, for the recently launched Irdeto Armor for Android TV product, will help Transvision secure its data and services across the open platform. Transvision is also working with TVSTORM as the middleware provider and systems integrator for its latest set-top box (STB).
“With our latest, highly-competitive hybrid STB on Android TV, Transvision strives to continuously innovate, providing the best home entertainment experience in Indonesia. And we are pleased to have Irdeto as our trusted security partner with its hugely successful track record in Cloaked CA,” said Hengkie Liwanto, CEO, Transvision.
“The company’s strong relationship with Google and business-centric approach also increases our confidence to innovate, allowing us to focus on meeting our customers’ growing requirements.”
Almost three quarters (72%) of video service providers are considering Android implementations as part of their short- to long-term STB strategy, according to an Irdeto survey in 2017.
Open platforms like Android TV allow operators to future-proof their STBs with the help of the open source community or the development resources of companies like Google.
Jay Ganesan, regional director and general manager, SEA, Irdeto said: “In today’s open and competitive landscape, operators must be free to choose the platform that best meets their business needs. The right security partner will protect the operator’s overall ecosystem and business model no matter what they choose”.
“We are committed to helping Transvision achieve the fastest time-to-market and reap the benefits of Android TV. Our latest renewable and cardless software security will help Transvision gain a competitive edge in the market and enable new business.”
Transvision’s DTH and over-the-top (OTT) services include premium 4K UHD content, as well as thousands of apps in the Google Play Store from the same STB.