Telecom Italia Cartapiu selects Irdeto

Telecom Italia Media is to use Irdeto Access content security for its digital terrestrial pay-TV operation, according to Broadband TV News. A similar scheme run by Mediaset, using a security system from Nagravision, is reported to have  already placed 400,000 cards with distributors.
The Irdeto Access system will be used for pay-per-event viewing of matches from nine series A football clubs. The cards can be “re-charged” over the phone after initial purchase from local retailers.
Main source: Broadband TV News, May 13th 2005
Item added: 17th May 2005