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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 the following pay TV providers:

It is also used to encrypt some feeds to cable television head-ends.

In 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.