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28/04/2003

Kreatel sign up for Macrovision copy protection

Kreatel have signed a contract to install Macrovision's copy protection in their IP broadband set-top boxes in "response to customer demand".
Lars Bengtsson, Kreatel CEO, said: "Copy protection is fast becoming a priority for many of our customers. At Kreatel, we are always keen to meet, if not exceed, the requirements of our customers. Macrovision enables us to do this and also supplies a system that is easy to implement, with good service and technical support."
Macrovision's technology enables consumers to view programs but prevents unauthorized copying on DVD recorders and significantly distorts unauthorized copies on VCRs and D-VHS recorders.
Over 100 million digital set-top boxes worldwide incorporate Macrovision's video copy protection technology, and it has been used for the past three years in the UK and Japan to protect many digital satellite/cable Pay-Per-View programs.
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