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Virgin Media upgrades digital TV security in Scotland

Thursday, May 13th 2010 by Cable.co.uk

Bundle provider Virgin Media is upgrading the encryption technology used on its digital TV service.

Digital TV provider Virgin Media has commenced work to upgrade the encryption technology used on its network.

The Scotsman reports that the security system is being installed in Edinburgh in an effort to stop unauthorised set-top boxes from having access to its range of on-demand and digital content.

Virgin Media, which also offers fibre optic cable broadband deals, is sending out updated TV smart cards to ensure all subscribers are prepared for the security changes.

Malcolm Davies, head of fraud and security at Virgin Media, told the newspaper the aim was to make those buying dodgy cable TV boxes to "think again".

"The new encryption we're introducing across Scotland this month will protect our existing customers and make it impossible for anyone else to get our services unless they pay for them legitimately," he added.

Virgin Media recently confirmed that series including True Blood are now available through its on-demand TV service.

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