African digital pay TV operator StarTimes has launched a new device enabling the delivery of premium content to digital TVs.
StarTimes is partnering with Hong Kong-based SMIT Corp to launch its new conditional access module C1+ 1.3 CAM in Africa.
Conditional access modules (CAMs) give subscribers’ secure access to content via digital TVs without the need for a set-top box.
Daniel Ge, general manager (GM) of terminal business at StarTimes, said: “SMIT is our competent and reliable CAM supplier. With the launch of the first CI+ 1.3 CAM in Africa, StarTimes once again shows our powerful leading market position by constant technical innovation and reformation in the African pay TV industry.
“The operator profile function makes StarTimes’ premium programmes stand out in fiercely competitive markets.”
Bingyu Xiang, GM of CAM products at SMIT, said the new device “brings a high-quality viewing experience on TV to subscribers,” giving StarTimes more choice in how it deploys its services.
StarTimes is one of Africa’s leading digital TV operators, providing content to more than 16 million subscribers.