Content security specialist Irdeto is working with Harmonic (video processing, storage and other delivery infrastructure) to implement new and robust encryption technology for video distribution, making use of what the companies claim is the first integrated and proven Common Scrambling Algorithm v3 (CSA3) solution for the Harmonic ProStream X video processing platform. The use of Irdeto conditional access with CSA3 will enable the secure launch of services like 4K UHD.
“As 4K UHD becomes more common, it is increasingly important for operators to implement future-proof technology to prevent theft of valuable content,” explains Bart Spriester, Senior VP, Video Products at Harmonic. “By partnering with Irdeto, we can provide the most advanced encryption technology in the market. This is critical to protect both current and future premium content formats.”