DTH platfroms charge viewers for card change

March 3, 2009 | 09:28 UK

The Dutch and Belgian satellite platforms Canal Digitaal Satelliet and TV Vlaanderen will charge their customers for the card change, which is now in progress.

In The Netherlands, Canal Digitaal Satelliet will charge only the customers of its low end products, in Belgium all subscribers to the service will be incurred a one-time EUR 12.50 “handling fee”.

The card change is necessary, because the existing MediaGuard 2 system had been compromised making an upgrade to MediaGuard 3 necessary.