June, 8, 2005
Viaccess S.A., the European leader in conditional access for pay television and protection of digital content over broadband networks, announces that it has signed a new global agreement to protect TPS multichannel offer to be launched over France’s digital terrestrial network, and to secure its existing satellite network with a new generation of cards.

This decision extends the relationship between the two companies who have been working together for 9 years and reinforces Viaccess' leading position in Europe.

The new TPS'DTT offer is planed to be launched in autumn 2005 and will include the premium channel TPS STAR and others pay TV channels distributed by TPS.

The TPS offer will use the latest generation of services and cards (Buda c*rd) developed by Viaccess and will be based on the MPEG-4 compression technology that has been mandated by the French government for pay television broadcasts and approved by the French audiovisual regulatory body, the CSA.

As 65% of the French population is expected to have access to DTT by the end of 2006, the growth potential is very important for TPS and its technology partner Viaccess.

"An important reason for renewing our trust in Viaccess is our strong belief in the security of their solutions. The introduction of Viaccess latest technology to protect our new DTT offer and the choice of a new generation of cards are efficient steps in our extensive plan to eradicate piracy", declared Gilles Maugars, Senior VP and Chief Technical Officer.

"Viaccess has strong and relevant experience with DTT operators such as Boxer in Sweden, the most advanced DTT pay-TV operator in the world. As we have been working with TPS for many years, we know each other very well and we have been able to meet their requirements in term of security and flexibility very fast", says Mathias Hautefort, Viaccess CEO.

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