September 20, 2013
Sao Paulo, BRAZIL, September 20, 2013 – Cisco announced that GVT TV has adopted the Cisco® Videoscape VideoGuard® Smart Card to protect its video content transmitted via satellite in Brazil. This is a highly secure encryption system protected against Cardsharing or Control Word Sharing (a fault in the DVB – Digital Video Broadcasting system), which stops the broadcaster's signal from being transmitted illegally.
Cisco´s VideoGuard solution is part of Videoscape Unity, Cisco's platform for delivering and monetizing a new generation of compelling, differentiated video experiences. It helps protect content and allows GVT to reduce the bandwidth employed to transmit encryption over a multi-channel, high-definition platform, which reduces operating costs. GVT can use the Cisco solution to broadcast nationwide. GVT currently serves 146 cities in Brazil and has been gradually expanding coverage as it widens its network in the cities it now operates in and moves into new cities around the country.
"Part of the NDS acquisition, the VideoGuard offering for GVT reinforces Cisco's investment in a globally recognized technology ", said Rodrigo Dienstmann, leader at Cisco Brazil.
GVT is the company that offers fast speed broadband across its area of operation, the pay TV with the greatest amount of interactive and high-definition channels to 100% of subscribers as well as integrated and convergent advanced landline telephony. Present in 146 cities of Brazil, the company performs constant expansion of its telecommunications network to reach new areas and cities with excellence in customer service performed by its own employees in the contact center and facility. In the first quarter of 2013 GVT has reached 8.8 million lines in service and the highest rate of Internet penetration in the customer base of the Brazilian market, more than 93%. In line with the leadership in broadband, interactive TV and convergence with fixed telephony, GVT promotes awareness for responsible use of the Internet and new technologies (www.internetresponsavel.com.br).
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