Skardin, ALi grow South America NAGRA NOCS3-certified STB shipments | Security | News | Rapid TV News
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Set-top box chipset provider ALi Tech and STB manufacturer Skardin have claimed record-high shipment of Nagra NOCS (Nagra-on-chip security) – certified devices to South American pay-TV operators in 2018.

ALi 9july2018The company says that the milestone symbolises the joint effort and commitment to meeting current pay-TV security standards as well as a strong dedication to a regional market where piracy and unauthorised usage is a key issue facing pay-TV providers. In an attempt to show the strength of the markets they are aiming at, and the rationale for their development work, Skardin and ALi quoted research showing that by Q1 2018, the pay-TV in the Andean region recorded an annual growth of 5.5% and that there were 1.78 million pay-TV households in the western region of South America alone in March 2018.

ALi Corporation has had long-term cooperation with Kudelski subsidiary Nagra since its secure chipset first received NOCS certification in 2013. Integrated with the NOCS3 and Skardin technology, ALi says that its STB chipsets are able to meet the security standard required by premium tier operators.

“ALi has a long-established history working with Nagra and Skardin. First, we meet the NAGRA NOCS3 security standard in order to offer operators the confidence and security in the deployment of our STB chipsets”, said ALi VP Willis Chang. “Secondly, Skardin has always been a reliable partner in the ODM manufacturing of STB and software support. Thus, this shipment milestone to 1st tier South American operators means significantly to our joint effort and dedication in pay-TV industry.”

“The joint effort of our ODM capability and the NOCS-certified STB SoCs from ALi is critical in this milestone,” added said Skardin CMO Alessandro Bassi. “Skardin has proven records in STB manufacturing and development of value-added software. In fact, we are the first in the production with ALi and Nagra NOCS3 to meet the pay-TV demands for South American operators.”