Nigerian direct-to-home (DTH) operator has adopted SmarDTV to provide CAM (conditional access modules ) for launching its pay-TV service for owners of integrated digital televisions (iDTVs).CONSAT (Continental Satellite Limited), The Nigerian DTH operator announced that CONSAT TV, will soon be available to any owner of a Integrated Digital Televisions (IDTVs) incorporating a CI+ interface by SmartDTV. SmarDTV, a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) company.
“CONSAT will become the satellite platform of choice for low to middle income earners in Nigeria,” said Mayokun Okunola, CEO of CONSAT. “Operating from Nigeria with cutting edge technology, CONSAT services are affordable and provide compelling content for viewers. iDTVs with satellite tuners combined with a conditional access module is an attractive way to provide a high-quality service encouraging customers towards digital TV.”
SmarDTV CAM module enables consumers to access premium channels directly on iDTVs without an external box. The modules are embedded with NAGRA anyCAST content protection to ensure high security for pay-TV content and to support analogue-to-digital switchovers.
Nigeria boasts 17 million TV households and is working to achieve analog-to-digital switch off by the end of 2015.