ORF begins exchanging cards

published: 09.11.2011, 14:43 TODAY!

The Austrian public ORF begins replacement of old access cards with new cards Cryptoworks by Irdeto company. The event aims to provide better programs against unauthorized reception. ORF Cryptoworks system was broken in late 2010.

ORF was trying to create and prepare user-friendly replacement card, which will begin testing in mid-November. Replacement cards ORF will be done in several stages - starting with the oldest series of cards from the years 2003 and 2004. Viewers will be informed by letter of exchange on customer lines and websites ORF. In exchange, the TV card will charge a fee of 14.90.

Replacement of old cards should be completed by 2014. The process does not affect viewers who receive broadcasts from Austria Austrian cable and IPTV networks or DVB-T multiplexes.

Decoding ORF cards are designed for reception of the Austrian public television ORF1 and ORF2, including regional broadcasts and HD mutations, as well as ORF3, ORF Sport Plus and the commercial channel ATV, Puls 4 Austria and ninth The cards ORF is also provided pay-TV Austrias Luxembourg media group M7 Group. The company also provides high-definition programs - but they provide Austrian customers with only the new Irdeto cards.