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Aiming to ensure optimal security and service to current and future customers in its video entertainment business, content protection and security specialist Irdeto has announced that Shane McCarthy is to take up the role of chief operating officer.

The legal fight back by rights holders against beoutQ continues with the conviction of a London retailer for selling illegal streaming devices (ISDs) which gave access to unauthorised English Premier League broadcasts and other content including that of the pirate sports service.
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An investigative report into the operations of Saudi-based pirate organisation beoutQ by world football governing bodies has stated bluntly that the illegal broadcasts have been transmitted using satellite infrastructure owned and operated by Arabsat.
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Irdeto is partnering Pakistan Telecommunications Company (PTCL) to develop WiFi management and parental control functions for its broadband customers.

Marking the first cloud deployment of the solution in the Americas, and enabling the operator to have new features for its pay-TV service such as Android TV support and video-on-demand (VOD), Uruguay’s leading cable operator Montecable has deployed the cloud-based Conax GO Live solution.

Aiming to secure delivery of premium content on part of the operator’s new converged digital entertainment platform, and in a further Asian deployment of the protection technology, India’s largest telecommunications service provider, Bharti Airtel has selected Irdeto to securely deliver content on its new Airtel Xstream 4K Hybrid Box, powered by Android.
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Bangladesh pay-TV operator Beximco Communicatons (BexCom) has picked Irdeto to secure the content delivered by its direct-to-home (DTH) service Akash.

Aiming to strengthen cyber security in TV products, Digital TV Group (DTG), the centre for digital TV deployment and enhancement in the UK, has announced plans to launch a cyber security conformance scheme.