Seoul – Xcrypt, Inc. ( today announced that KBS, Korea’s national broadcaster and biggest public television network, has selected Xcrypt’s Conditional Access System to secure the worldwide distribution of its KBS World TV channel.

Xcrypt CAS was selected among top-tier CAS providers to encrypt KBS’ World TV channel using Xcrypt’s secure and innovative technology and hardware.

Broadcast from KBSN’s operation center in Korea, and distributed throughout the world via satellite, the Xcrypt-secured KBS channel will be received by each of KBS’s customers using Xcrypt compatible receivers to ensure reliable and highly secure DVB transmission.

KBS World TV is distributed to 50 countries and reaches 42 million people. Customers include Echostar’s Dish Network and Fox in the USA, all of Korea’s embassies around the world, and a selection of Systems Operators as well as Korean companies and hotels.

In utilizing Xcrypt technology, KBSN will be able to provide a highly secure and technologically advanced solution to its customers, opening the way for its planned expansion to 3 channels in 2009 using the MPEG 4 compression technology.

“Xcrypt CAS was the best choice for us” says Mr. KIM DAE HWAN – General Manager of KBSN’s Engineering Department.

“They offer the best mix of security and innovation through advanced technology, and their flexibility and very competitive approach to the market won the deal.

“We’re looking forward to exploring numerous applications for using Xcrypt Inc’s technologies to help us strengthen our relationship with our audience and our customers.”

“We are very honored by KBS choice. KBS joins the rapidly expanding list of channel operators and distributors, cable head-ends as well as satellite uplinkers – including Telefonica in Spain and cable operators in Norway – who understand that our underlying secure yet flexible technology is what will differentiate CAS providers,” said Mr. K.S. SOHN, CEO, Xcrypt Inc.

“By adding DRM and IP TV CAS solutions to our product mix in the very near future, Xcrypt Inc. is establishing itself as the upcoming player in the dynamic Conditional Access market.”

About Xcrypt, Inc.

Xcrypt, Inc. is the sole all-inclusive Conditional Access Solution (CAS) provider for digital pay-TV and IPTV. Xcrypt has committed itself to provide creative solutions for CAS users. Our state-of-the-art solutions cover all area from the SoC chipset to Conditional Access head-end servers, including Smartcards, CAMs (Conditional Access Modules), RS-232 modules and embedded satellite receivers. Security is at the heart of Xcrypt and the CAS was designed from inception as a dynamic solution. Immediate response and even pro-active anticipation are therefore possible, which results in Xcrypt’s track record being flawless to date.

Xcrypt continues being a pioneer in the digital TV world by launching the one-stop-shop CAS model for platform operators and Pay-TV providers. In the one-stop-shop model, Xcrypt Inc. can cover all your Conditional Access needs, from head end scrambling to end-user receivers – in the most cost-efficient manner. Xcrypt additionally offers a scalable pricing model – another proof Xcrypt has understood market needs better than most.


James SHIM – Marketing Team Leader
Tel: +82 2 380 3400
Email: [email protected]

About KBS World:

The choice of the World™ : KBS World officially launched operations on July 1st of 2003.

KBS is Korea’s representative public broadcaster and KBS World is its satellite window to the world. We air the most superlative programming from our two main channels, KBS 1TV and 2TV. Through international satellites, we air 24 hours a day, sharing Korea with the world. KBS news is the number-one ranked, most influential news source in Korea. By airing quality news in real-time, we offer the news of Korea to the world. KBS World serve as a window onto Korea, open towards the world.

Airing a wealth of television genres including dramas, variety shows, children’s programs and sports coverage, we offer a chance for the world to see what Korean culture is all about. By adding English subtitles to quality dramas and documentaries, global citizens can gain a better understanding of Korea and what it means to be Korean. KBS WORLD will pave the way for Korea’s globalization efforts. This is especially important at the present time, when the Korean Wave has taken Asia by storm. KBS World will spearhead this wave.


Mr. KIM Dae Hwan
General Manager
KBSN’s Engineering Dept.
+ 82-2-787-3411
[email protected]

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