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iKO Media Group enhances service offering with Viaccess-Orca CAS

Viaccess-Orca (VO) has announced that iKO Media Group (iKOMG), a global end-to-end service provider for broadcasters and content owners, has deployed VO’s Conditional Access System (CAS) in its Rome-based teleport. A leading content provider and customer of iKOMG is relying on VO’s CAS to deliver its new content distribution offering securely.

“As a dedicated provider of broadcast and content distribution services, we strive to offer cost-effective, reliable solutions to our customers,” said Yaniv Maman, CTO and VP of engineering at iKOMG. “VO’s CAS solution is trusted by operators around the world and simple to deploy, guaranteeing a quick ROI for content providers relying on our services. Based on this successful deployment, we anticipate further growth with more TV channels using the VO CAS platform in the future.”

VO’s CAS solution supports simultaneous use of both card and cardless technologies on the same headend and on the terminal, offering content providers optimal flexibility. Based on the highest standards of chipset and smartcard security, the VO CAS solution is preintegrated with a large variety of chipsets and STB manufacturers to ensure a smooth and fast deployment.

“iKOMG has an impressive ground station comprising more than 20 satellite dishes for reception and transmission,” said Chem Assayag, executive VP, marketing and sales, at Viaccess-Orca. “We’re thrilled to help iKOMG customers meet the strict security requirements for premium content with our highly flexible and reliable CAS solution, which is well-known in the industry for facilitating fast and cost-effective new service launches.”