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In television encryption, Cryptoworks is a DVB conditional access system, developed by Philips CryptoTec but now belonging to Irdeto.

Cryptoworks is used by OSN, Digiturk, the BFBS satellite service, UPC Direct, ITV Partner the ORF, JSTV, and other pay TV or free-to-view systems; mainly in Europe. It is also used to encrypt some feeds to cable television head-ends.

2006, Cryptoworks was transferred to Irdeto.[1]

Other conditional access systems include Irdeto, VideoGuard, Nagravision, Mediaguard


  1. ^ "Philips to Transfer Its CryptoWorks Conditional Access (CA) Activities to Irdeto". Marketwire.