beIN MENA Selects Irdeto for Conditional Access Technology and Security Services

Irdeto has announced details of a new three year deal with beIN, the sports and entertainment broadcaster in the region. Building on a long term relationship with Irdeto, beIN will be using Irdeto’s Conditional Access Solution and security services for the delivery of live sports and entertainment content to customers across the region.
“As a growing brand providing premium content across the MENA region, it’s important that we work to secure the investment that we put into showing high-value live sports and entertainment content,” says Yousef Al-Obaidly, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, beIN Media Group. In doing so, we can continue to focus on providing the best experience and the latest technology for our customers.”

“Live sports and entertainment are prime targets for online pirates, and beIN is committed to fighting piracy and protecting its business,” says Doug Lowther, CEO, Irdeto. “We applaud beIN’s proactive approach to anti-piracy and protecting high value content – particularly important for live sports with its high costs and extremely limited monetization window.”

beIN is the region’s pay TV network with over 90 channels broadcasting premium sports, blockbuster movies, general entertainment programs, news and current affairs, kids and factual programs. beIN operates in 24 markets regionally.

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