Conditional Access Module (CAM) Market
Whether used within a set-top box (STB) or an integrated digital TV, the conditional access module (CAM) is a fundamental element for pay-TV operators when addressing pay-TV consumers’ digital TV (DTV) receivers.
Indeed, the CAM market is expected to soar, driven by the growth in both the STB and integrated digital TV (IDTV) markets.
In particular, the IDTV is a promising area. According to Strategy Analytics, the IDTV market is expected to reach 105 million units by end of 2012.
Being able to address the largest range of digital TV receivers is fundamental for pay-TV operators. This enables them to increase the accessibility and reach of their TV services while at the same time maximising their investment.
Security remains a key challenge in providing authorised access to scrambled TV services. To ensure the highest security against piracy, pay-TV operators must select DTV receivers (CAM, IDTV) that are compliant with the DVB CI standard.