CoreTrust Content Protection Relief For ART CoreCrypt for IPTV service flow diagram ART CEO Abdul Aziz Yamani and CoreTrust CEO Jehak Woo have signed an agreement for the Satellite Hybrid IP-VOD service platform in Seoul, Korea. CoreTrust content protection solution CoreCrypt for IPTV’ will secure major contents for the Satellite Hybrid IP-VOD service that will be launched later this year. ART (Arab Radio and Television Network) will deploy the CoreTrust DRM solution to secure the Satellite Hybrid IP-VOD platform in the Middle East region. After signing the deal with CoreTrust last week, ART CEO Abdul Aziz Yamani said: “We are delighted to seal this agreement with CoreTrust who has provided content protection solutions to major Telco’s, Satellite, and Cable operators in Korea, and with other operators in Asia, North Africa and the Middle East for the past decade”. CoreTrust + ART signing photo “CoreTrust provides a wide range of Conditional Access and DRM solutions for IPTV, Mobile TV and CATV. ‘CA and DRM are the basis of the pay-TV services for digital broadcasting and CoreTrust technologies have been focusing only on pay-TV encryption platforms in order to keep close control on the content usage in conventional pay-TV applications’” said Jehak Woo, CoreTrust CEO. ******************** Chello Multicanal changes to Nagravision 3 By Robert Briel | April 7, 2009 | 06:36 UK The Spanish premium channel operator Chello Multicanal has started tests with Nagravision 3 in order to beat piracy. Chello Multicanal distributes its channels on the Hispasat 1D using Nagravision 1, both to cable headends and to the Digital+ platform. The channels involved are are Canal Hollywood España, Canal Hollywood Portugal, Canal de Historia, Canal Cocina, Odisea, Sol Música, The Biography Channel, Canal Panda and Decasa TV. ******************* More football for Dutch premium channels By Robert Briel | April 7, 2009 | 05:31 UK The Dutch premium football channel Eredivsie Live has acquired the rights to Real Madrid TV. Chellomedia’s Sport1 has meanwhile said that the UEFA Champions League rights have been renewed for another three-year period. Eredivsie Live will show a number of weekly programmes from Madrid including the Saturday Preview show and the Monday round-up. Sport1 acquired the UEFA Cup rights to live TV, internet and mobile phone services. Additionally, the exclusive rights to the Italian Serie A League have been renewed for the 2009 – 2010 season. Sport1 also secured the rights to live TV transmission and internet streaming of the Brazilian and Argentinean football league matches as well as the TV rights to the Copa Libertadores. ******************** Libya jamming sat-signals, says Syria Talk about the pot calling the kettle black, but Syria is taking fellow-Arab nation Libya to court over alleged jamming of Syria’s satellite signals. Nilesat’s Salah Hamza, without naming any parties involved has diplomatically confirmed that there have been some instances of satellite interference lately. However, it seems Eutelsat may be in the firing line because of its carriage of the Syrian signals. BBC Monitoring is reporting that a senior source at Syria’s Zannubya Satellite Channel, which is said to be “a close affiliate” of former Syrian Vice President Abd-al-Halim Khaddam, has revealed plans to file a lawsuit in French and European courts against the Libyan Government for jamming the channel's transmissions. In statements to London-based Quds Press, the channel's general director, Jihad Abd-al-Halim Khaddam, spoke of evidence that Libya has been jamming the channel's transmission and said: "Our channel's transmission via [Eutelsat’s] Hotbird satellite was jammed four times in a row.” He added that the independent Association for International Broadcasting, which monitored the situation, reported that the jamming activity originated from Tripoli. “Therefore, we are in the process of filing a lawsuit in French courts and the European Court [of Justice] against the Libyan Government and Hotbird's operators because they [Eutelsat] dropped our channel from their transmission list.” Al-Khaddam explained that Libya's jamming of Zannubya is consistent with efforts to activate security ties he described as deep between Syria and Libya.