How has cardless broadcast security changed over the last 5 years?

As an update to its 2012 white paper, Cartesian offers new analysis and findings from its latest survey of key stakeholders in the TV industry across the globe. The paper looks at how changes in piracy and technology are affecting the implementation of conditional access (CA) systems in a one-way broadcast network. More specifically, it provides an update on the relevance of cardless security to one-way service operators.

Download this paper to understand the current status of cardless vs. smartcard technology, plus updated predictions of the future from Cartesian.


agree that cardless CAS is now comparable to smartcards


do not feel they will be using smartcards 5 years from now


expect to deploy forensic watermarking within the next 5 years

"The introduction and increasing deployment of TEEs in the SoC give a very secure environment for the execution of cardless CA, which can be quickly and easily upgraded without the need for a smartcard replacement."
-Excerpt from White Paper, The Future of Broadcast Cardless Security Revisited,

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