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Dish Nepal selects Latens cardless CAS solution to secure content and revenues

MUMBAI: Pay-TV operator Dish Nepal has selected Latens, the software security solutions provider company to secure content and revenues for their latest DTH services in Nepal.


Dish Nepal, which is launching its DTH operations will offers over 80 channels. The company expects to ramp-up to more than 500,000 subscribers in Nepal and increase the digital penetration to more than 50 per cent in the country.
 
The Latens card-less Conditional Access Technology will be supported by set-top-box (STB) and middleware from Indieon and Arion. The subscriber management system is from Du-Software. The platform will have implementations including USB-PVR, NVOD, PPV, flexible channel subscriptions and EPG.


“We made a conscious choice to go with Latens cardless technology as it helped us monetise much faster at a fraction of the cost in the most secure manner. Latens software CAS has helped us save more than 60 per cent over the lifecycle of the CAS and is probably the only solution which helps us to address piracy issues such as smart-card sharing,” said Dish Nepal MD Laxmi Prasad Paudiyal.


Latens CAS is a DVB compliant software-only Conditional Access System (CAS) designed for operators of cable, DTH and DTT. The cardless technology offers pay-TV operators a more dynamic and secure anti-piracy strategy at a much lower cost than traditional card-based or embedded set-top systems. 
 
Latens claimed in a official release that its CAS protects content across all networks, cable, IP, DTH, DTT, one-way, two- way or hybrid. This allows operators to use a single Latens CAS head-end for any type of network, making it a safe investment for operators expanding their Pay-TV services across multiple distribution infrastructures.


Latens regional director Asia Rahul Nehra said, “We are thankful to Dish Nepal for placing faith in Latens for their DTH. We feel that software CAS has finally come of age and addresses the main pain points of operators including piracy, smartcard sharing, logistics and replacement which helps reduce operating expenditure for the operator and protects revenues.”
 

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