France: Canal + may replace cards TNTSAT

Published: 09.04.2011, 18:54 TODAY!

French Canal + is ready for replacement of smart cards for clients who accept an offer TNTSAT the satellite ASTRA (19.2 E). The exchange of cards is needed because of the potential income of French pirate programs.

Conditional Access System Viaccess PC 3.0, used TNTSAT is recovered. Canal + viewers TNTSAT intends to deliver a new generation of card Viaccess PC 5.0 (current version 3.0, Viaccess ceased production in mid 2009). The new cards will have a lifetime of four years.

TNTSAT Clients are informed about replacing the card 6 months before expiry. The first letters with information about the draw, Canal + will send the beginning of July. The current generation of smart cards TNTSAT on the market since early 2008.

Each client TNTSAT a replacement card will pay 15 euros, which amount to cover the cost of production and distribution of cards to end customers.

TNTSAT contains all the free programs available in French DVB-T. The service is intended mainly for households who are in the range of digital terrestrial signals.