Deutsche TV-Plattform

CI Plus

1st Round Table on CI Plus 2.0 on 17 June 2021

After two successful industry workshops with up to 50 participants, the Deutsche TV-Plattform is now launching an open Round Table for further discussions about the standard CI Plus 2.0 and its potential market introduction in the DACH region.

To this end, the Deutsche TV-Plattform invites all affected and interested companies from the DACH region and beyond to participate in the discussions regarding CI Plus 2.0 and the framework conditions necessary for a market launch.

The first Round Table will took place on:

Thursday, 17 June 2021
10:30 am – 1:00 pm CEST
Location: WebEx events

Please note: In order to enable an efficient communication with and between the participants of the Round Tables in the future, we are creating a mailing-reflector for this purpose. This will be used exclusively for the exchange of information and documents relating the Round Tables. Your personal data will not be visible to third parties in the course of email communication via the reflector.

By registering for the Round Tables, you agree that Deutsche TV-Plattform can use your email address for this purpose. After the Round Tables have ended, the data will be deleted. The data will be used only used for this purpose and will not be shared with third parties.

The next date will take place in September and will be coordinated via Doodle poll.

Workshop about CI Plus 2.0 on 24 March 2021

On 24 March 2021, Deutsche TV-Plattform will hold a digital workshop on CI Plus.

Wednesday, 24 March 2021
1pm – approx. 4pm CET

The aim is to introduce and showcase the CI Plus standard in version 2.0, including a discussion of the prospects for a market launch from the perspective of the industry, network operators and content providers, including the consumer perspective.

The CI Plus Task Force of the Deutsche TV-Plattform has already been working on CI Plus 2.0 for a year and presented a discussion paper on this topic in autumn 2020.

We will publish detailed information with regard to the agenda and procedure shortly.

If you are interested in attending the event, please contact our office.

Discussion on perspectives of CI-Plus 2.0

Deutsche TV-Plattform discusses a possible market launch of the new version of the CI Plus Interface - CI+ 2.0. CI Plus enables the reception and use of encrypted audiovisual content without an external set-top box. For example, encrypted HDTV channels can be used with TV sets in which no encryption system is installed. So far, so-called CI Plus modules have provided more flexibility in television. These plug-in modules would in future be replaced by USB sticks from version 2.0 onwards.  

The future migration to USB clients would in principle bring benefits for consumers and market participants - but it also raises many questions in the industry, for example with regard to logistics, communication or the length of a migration phase. In order to make the latter consumer-friendly, it would be necessary, in particular from the point of view of platform and content providers, to ensure a sufficiently long transition phase during which the old and new CI Plus interfaces are supported in parallel. The German TV Platform discussed these issues in a first step and structured "Pro & Contra" in a technical document. 

At the beginning of 2021, Deutsche TV-Plattform plans to bring together an extended circle of relevant companies and stakeholders from the DACH region who are concerned with a possible switchover. In this circle it will be further discussed whether a roadmap for a CI Plus 2.0 introduction can be developed.  

If you are interested, please contact our office

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