At the beginning of 2021, Deutsche TV-Plattform welcomes a new member: SmarDTV Global SAS. The company, which is based near Marseille, develops devices for the reception of pay-TV, such as CI Plus modules.
Andre Prahl, CEO of Deutsche TV-Plattform: "Nowadays, the introduction of new media technologies can often only be discussed in the required depth in an international context. This certainly also applies to CI Plus 2.0. We are very pleased that SmarDTV Global is joining Deutsche TV-Plattform. This highlights the relevance of the topics and the projects we are pushing forward."
Jean-Marc Pichard, Head of Sales SmarDTV Global: "We are delighted to become a member of Deutsche TV-Plattform and to work with stakeholders specifically in the German region to discuss the introduction of a global standard for pay-TV solutions with CI Plus 2.0. SmarDTV Global already offers this new technology under the name "TV Stick", based on the USB interface."
In 2021, Deutsche TV-Plattform will focus more on CI Plus 2.0. At the end of March, an industry workshop will take place to explore the prospects for the new standard and to discuss a basic framework for a potential market launch. Other key topics on the agenda for 2021 are IP and cloud-based distribution of audiovisual content, the use of AI in the media, education on addressable TV and the improvement of picture quality (UHD-HDR).