SOURCE: Irdeto

February 20, 2007 06:00 ET

State University of New York Upgrades SUNYSAT to Enhance Subscriber Services

Upgrades Managed by TBC Integration Include Irdeto's Content Security Solution

WASHINGTON, DC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 20, 2007 -- Satellite 2007 -- Irdeto, the proven expert in content security for digital TV, IPTV and mobile, today announced that the largest comprehensive public higher education system in the nation, The State University of New York (SUNY), has upgraded its broadcast transmission network, SUNYSAT, with the Irdeto Digital TV content security solution. The upgrade, which was provided and integrated by California-based TBC Integration, also includes digital video compression and multiplexing products by Scopus Video Networks as well as set-top boxes by Coship Electronics.

The State University of New York utilizes the SUNYSAT system to deliver video-based education to students throughout the 64-campus network. SUNYSAT also provides important satellite broadcast services to Executive Chamber, the NY State Legislature and many NY State agencies.

The SUNYSAT upgrade calls for the addition of new set-top boxes to be deployed at SUNY campuses and other locations throughout the State of New York. The 24/7, fully integrated system features programs from SUNY campuses, as well as channel configuration for programming from around the world, including news and information, cultural programs, such as theater and the arts, education, sports, entertainment and more.

"For us, Irdeto's solution was the perfect choice," said Sean Busby, executive vice president of TBC Integration. "In addition, its flexibility and advanced functionality can easily be integrated into the network, allowing SUNYSAT to offer additional revenue producing services in the future."

The Irdeto Digital TV solution is an easy-to-use conditional access system for encrypting and managing content over satellite, cable, MMDS and digital terrestrial broadcast networks. More than 300 operators in over 60 countries are already successfully using Irdeto's content security solutions for Digital TV, IPTV and Mobile.

"TBC Integration's customers count on them to provide leading edge digital video and data transmission solutions for digital satellite and terrestrial networks, and Irdeto has been a part of those efforts for several years," said Parvaiz Ahsan, vice president of sales for Irdeto. "By incorporating our content security solutions into TBC's turnkey offerings, we help to support TBC Integration's valued customers achieve a highly secure and flexible system that can be easily upgraded for future requirements."

About Irdeto

Irdeto, the proven expert in content security, provides comprehensive solutions for content protection in digital TV, IPTV and mobile environments. Irdeto is a subsidiary of multinational media group Naspers (NASDAQ: NPSN) (JSE: NPN). The company's support, sales and R&D offices are located worldwide with corporate headquarters near Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Irdeto offers both hardware- and software-based solutions. The company works with an impressive list of leading industry partners to create end-to-end solutions for any pay media business. Irdeto's goal is to help operators increase content revenue by offering best-of-class security solutions supporting a wide range of revenue models. With the acquisition of competitor CryptoWorks in spring 2006, Irdeto now has more than 300 customers around the world. To contact your regional office or retrieve further information on the company, please visit www.irdeto.com.

About TBC Integration

TBC Integration specializes in providing leading edge digital video and data transmission solutions by designing, integrating, and supporting systems for live and/or store-and-forward digital satellite and terrestrial networks. Digital Glue, a division of TBC Integration, is an in-house, rapid software development team specializing in content delivery products over an IP infrastructure. We offer our customers a complete turnkey service.

About State University of New York

The State University of New York is the largest comprehensive university system in the United States, educating more than 424,000 students in 7,669 degree and certificate programs on 64 campuses. The 64 geographically dispersed campuses bring educational opportunity within commuting distance of virtually all New Yorkers and comprise the nation's largest comprehensive system of public higher education.

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