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21.02.2005 Digital+ ( Astra 19.2 ) going in to symulcryptu - and Nagravision Cardmagedon.
New official Card 18.02.2005 on Air.

On 27th of January Digital+ platform has started the tests of the conditional access system on two channels of the package: MTV Espana and VH1 available from Astra satellite.
It is known that package has tested Nagravision encryption overlay for Seca 2 - called Cardmage. Is there Nagravision for SECA2?

Identification of the encryption showing that it is Seca 2(CAID 0100), but this is not exactly this system but some kind its mutation (prov. ID4101 and various ECM).
Digital+ subscribers will receive new cards (therefore new prov. Id) already in February 2005.
In this way Nagravision overlay for Seca 2 (called Cardmage or Cardmagedon also) will be officially introduced.
It is very similar to Nagravision Aladin, which will be introduced by Cyfrowy Polsat. In both cases entered changes are to block common piracy of Digital+ and Cyfrowy Polsat packages.

Moreover, if such manoeuvre will become a success in Digital+, similar changes might be introduced by Cyfra+ Polish package, currently encrypted in Seca 2.
Sky Italia will change Seca 2 for NDS-VideoGuard. Experts on the subject are suspecting, that on March - May period Seca 2 piracy will be blocked.
Polish Cyfra+ is already preparing the surprise for pirates...

Television channels of three disgital package encrypted in Seca 2 are available in pirate reception on large number of FTA/CI receivers. Recently Globo, Opticum and Digital receivers allowes pirate reception of Seca 2 channels.
However they won't beat popularity of Ferguson, DSR, Humax IRCI, Samsung 9500VIACI and Dreambox receivers.