DVB™ CSA3 algorithm

DVB™ CSA3 algorithm, approved by the Steering Board of the DVB Project, is comprised of the DVB™ CSA3 Descrambling System and Scrambling Technology. The specification for each is distributed separately under arrangements with the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), which acts as custodian for the six companies which have developed the DVB CSA3 algorithm.

The DVB™CSA3 Descrambling System will be licensed to manufacturers of decoders and their components, and to providers, designers and other entities engaged in conditional access. The DVB™CSA3 Scrambling Technology will be licensed to manufacturers of scramblers, who will in turn sublicense to the purchasers of scramblers.

There are three types of licence agreements.The DVB™CSA3 docDescrambling System Licence and Non-Disclosure Agreement and the DVB™ CSA3 docScrambling Technology Licence and Non-Disclosure Agreement have to be signed in order to receive the confidential information. The DVB™ CSA3 docDescrambling System Licence (not to receive the confidential information)

The conditions for licencing the DVB™ CSA3 can be consulted in pdfthis document.

Please fill in the docDVB-CSA License Application Form.

Download the list of pdfDVB™ CSA3 common descrambling algorithm licencees.

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