Cable Backs Security by Download

Stump, Matt
December 2005
Multichannel News;12/5/2005, Vol. 26 Issue 51, p10
The article reports on the support of the cable television industry in the U.S. for the proposed implementation of downloadable conditional-access systems for interactive devices by July 1, 2008. The U.S. Federal Communication Commission (FCC) is suggested to adopt CableCard Host Interface License Agreements (CHILA) for interactive digital-cable ready devices to be signed by consumer-electronics (CE) manufacturers. A two-way CHILA licensing deal with CableLabs was signed by CE manufacturers such as Panasonic. The National Cable & Telecommunication Association recommended to the FCC the use of OpenCable Application Platform middleware specification.


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