IGLOO partners with Irdeto to launch new TV offering

Louise Duffy ©RapidTVNews | 21-06-2012

IGLOO, a new television offering launched as a joint venture between SKY and TVNZ, has selected Irdeto Cloaked CA to securely deliver premium content over the new TV service.
Chaz Savage, general manager of IGLOO, said: “After an extensive evaluation of vendors, solutions and approaches, it became clear that Irdeto was the trusted partner we needed to help us launch IGLOO.
“Irdeto brings a formidable combination of deep knowledge of the pay media industry, a proven solution and a forward thinking approach that perfectly suits what we’re hoping to accomplish with IGLOO.”

IGLOO is an affordable, pre-pay TV service that will be available for purchase in retail outlets. Once connected, customers will have access to FTA channels and the option to purchase a pack of 11 digital channels. The device also includes Wi-Fi and Ethernet connections to access on demand content.

Irdeto Cloaked CA is a fully featured and renewable cardless conditional access solution that will enable IGLOO to deliver this content securely, while avoiding the hassle and cost associated with swapping out or replacing smart cards. As part of the agreement, Irdeto will also provide full implementation and testing of the solution.

Doug Lowther, executive VP, digital TV, Irdeto, said: “The launch of IGLOO is perfectly timed to take advantage of the digital switch over and it will give New Zealanders more choice. We’re thrilled to be a part of it and are dedicated to helping IGLOO deliver content securely today and into the future."