Problems hit Premiere software upgrade

Problems have emerged with the upgrade by Premiere to its new NDS MediaGuard conditional access system. The problem has effected older set-top boxes in the broadcasterís inventory. The German pay-TV operatorís website says all affected viewers will receive a letter explaining the situation, with the offer to look for an individual solution.It is not known how many receivers are involved.

At the moment, Premiere is in the middle of a card exchange operation after finding its Nagravision encryption system hacked. The operator has now chosen to operate the encryption systems NDS and Nagravision side by side.