Viaccess software is a type of conditional access system (CAS) that is used to protect and deliver digital content on various platforms, such as satellite, cable, IPTV, OTT, and mobile. Viaccess software is developed by Viaccess-Orca, a subsidiary of Orange S.A., one of the world's leading telecommunications operators.
Viaccess software works by encrypting the content at the source and decrypting it at the destination, using smart cards or software-based solutions. The encryption and decryption keys are securely managed by Viaccess-Orca's servers, which also provide authentication, authorization, and anti-piracy features. Viaccess software ensures that only authorized users can access the content they have paid for, and prevents unauthorized copying, sharing, or redistribution of the content.
Viaccess software has several versions and features, depending on the needs and preferences of the content providers and users. Some of the versions are:
Viaccess PC2.x: The oldest version of Viaccess software, which is still used by some providers. It supports MPEG-2 and DVB standards.
Viaccess ACS3.x/Prime Sentinel: The current version of Viaccess software for satellite and cable platforms. It supports MPEG-4, DVB-S2, DVB-C2, and hybrid broadcast broadband TV (HbbTV) standards.
Viaccess ACS4.1: The latest version of Viaccess software for IPTV and OTT platforms. It supports adaptive bitrate streaming (ABR), HTTP Live Streaming (HLS), MPEG-DASH, and Common Encryption (CENC) standards.
Viaccess ACS5.0: The upcoming version of Viaccess software for IPTV and OTT platforms. It will support 4K/UHD, HDR, HEVC, and watermarking standards.
Viaccess ACS6.x/Adaptive Sentinel: The future version of Viaccess software for all platforms. It will support cloud-based CAS, multi-DRM, and advanced anti-piracy solutions.
Viaccess software is used by more than 100 customers worldwide, including TV operators, broadcasters, and content providers. Some of the customers are:
FPT Play: A leading OTT service provider in Vietnam that uses Viaccess ACS4.1 to deliver live and on-demand content to Android TV devices.
ART: A major Arabic satellite broadcaster that uses Viaccess PC2.x to secure its premium channels.
Canal Satellite France: A leading French satellite operator that uses ThalesCrypt, a modification of Viaccess PC2.x, to protect its content on the transport network to the head-ends of the cable networks.
Orange TV Romania: A subsidiary of Orange S.A. that uses Viaccess ACS3.x/Prime Sentinel to offer satellite TV services in Romania.
YouSee: A Danish cable TV operator that uses Viaccess ACS3.x/Prime Sentinel to provide HbbTV services to its subscribers.
Viaccess software is one of the most widely used CAS solutions in the world, with more than 50 million subscribers. Viaccess-Orca is constantly evolving its software to meet the changing needs and expectations of the market. Viaccess-Orca also offers other solutions, such as TV platforms, anti-piracy center, cloud TV, and TV analytics. a474f39169