SCM To Provide CI Modules To CanalDigitaal for Netherlands Pay TV Market
Fremont, Calif.-based SCM Microsystems [Nasdaq: SCMM] has signed a contract to provide common interface (CI) modules to CanalDigitaal, a satellite pay TV operator in the Netherlands. The CI modules from SCM include the Canal+ Technologies’ Mediaguard digital TV conditional access system, which enables CanalDigitaal to securely deliver pay TV services to the growing base of CI-ready set top boxes and devices.
CanalDigitaal, a subsidiary of Canal+ Benelux, is the only digital satellite platform operator in The Netherlands, according to the company. It distributes all Dutch public and commercial broadcasters, a number of thematic packages and three Canal+ channels via an Astra satellite.