Documentation

Specifications

CI Plus Supplementary Specification v1.5

This document is intended to Service Operators making use of the CI Plus technology and intending to enforce revocation on their network. The document provides guidance on how to constitute a revocation carousel and how to signal it, making use of predefined CI Plus descriptors that can be imported in operator’s network (SI) signalling.

CI Plus ECP Specification v1.1

The ILA Addendum for ECP introduces enhanced security protection measures, designed to meet the security standards for content requiring Enhanced Content Protection (ECP). The CI Plus ECP Specification v1.1 specification builds upon the CI Plus 1.4 specification to define the requirements for a device suitable for receiving such content. This specification is intended to be used in combination with the appropriate certification process, and subject to conformance by the manufacturers to the ILA Addendum for ECP.

CI Plus Specification v1.3.2

The DVB Common Interface specifications CENELEC EN 50221 and ETSI TS 101 699 describe a system whereby a removable Conditional Access CICAM, given the appropriate rights, unscrambles protected content and routes it back to the Host over the same interface. The DVB Common Interface specifications were extended by the CI Plus specification v1.3.2, developed by CI Plus LLP, which provides common methods (i.e. methods that are independent of the up-stream CA system) for mutual authentication of the CICAM and Host, and link encryption over the return interface from the CICAM to the Host. TS 103205 specifies extensions to the CI Plus V1.3.2 specification.

CI Plus Specification v1.4.3

The CI Plus Specification v1.4.x provides the description of a CI Plus LLP implementation based on the TS 103 205, Bluebook A173-2 and CI Plus 1.3 specification, pulling together those specifications and specifying what parts need to be implemented in order to realise a device compliant with CI Plus LLP. This specification is intended to be used in combination with the appropriate certification process, and subject to conformance by the manufacturers to the CI Plus Compliance and Robustness Rules. The CI Plus Specification v1.4.3 updates CI Plus Specification v1.4.2, introducing the CI Plus 2nd Root of Trust based on the SHA-256 Hash algorithm.

License Agreements

CI Plus MOST Device Interim License Agreement

The CI Plus MOST Device Interim License Agreement is a specific variant of the CI Plus Device Interim License Agreement targeted to automotive Host Licensees.

CI Plus Content Distributor Agreement

The Content Distributor Agreement is intended to bring Operators into partnership with CI Plus licensees, with a common objective of providing an addressable market for pay TV based on horizontal market products that recognises the interests of both ends of the value chain. The Agreement is by and between CI Plus and the Operator (CDA Partner).

CI Plus Device Interim License Agreement

The CI Plus Device Interim License Agreement entitles Licensees to access and use certain security elements, authentication certificates, specifications, software, and test materials to develop and manufacture compliant Hosts and/or Modules. The Agreement is by and between CI Plus LLP and the Licensee.

CI Plus ILA Addendum for ECP

The (optional) ILA Addendum for ECP entitles Licensees to access and use certain security elements, authentication certificates, specifications, software to develop and manufacture ECP Hosts and/ or Modules, compliant with the CI Plus ECP Specification. The Agreement is by and between CI Plus and the Licensee. The ILA Addendum for ECP is an addendum to the ILA and cannot stand alone.

Logos

CI Plus ECP-1 Logo (zip archive)

CI Plus ECP-1 Logo in high definition

CI Plus Logo (zip archive)

CI Plus Logo in high definition

Guidelines

CI Plus Logo Guidelines v2.0

These CI Plus Logo Guidelines describe how the CI Plus Logo and the CI Plus ECP-1 Logo must be used by the Licensee to promote products and related support materials.

CI Plus Implementation Guidelines v1.0.6

The CI Plus Implementation Guidelines supplements the CI Plus Specification and the CI Plus Device Interim License Agreement and provides further information on the expected implementation of the CI Plus specification.

Change Notices

Change Notice 026

CI Plus Specification v1.3.2 Errata update to the existing CI Plus Specification v1.3.1, based on the Implementation Guidelines v1.0.6 (published on 21st October 2013)

Change Notice 024

CI Plus Implementation Guidelines v1.0.6 
Update the existing CI Plus Implementation Guidelines from v1.0.5 to v1.0.6

Change Notice 029

Deprecation of DES for CI Plus Link Protection
With immediate effect, DES-only certifications are no longer available from the CI Plus LLP Trust Authority. It is optional to implement DES for CI Plus Link Protection

Change Notice 039

Compliance rules for Trick Mode and DOT Content; update to sunrise date for CI Plus v1.4
Compliance rules for the Trick Mode and DOT Content features of the CI Plus Specification v1.4.2. The sunrise date for CI Plus v1.4 is changed to 15th September 2017.

Change Notice 040

MHEG to become optional on Hosts from CI Plus v1.4 sunrise date
It will no longer be mandatory for CI plus hosts to implement the MHEG client from the sunrise date of the CI plus v1.4 specification. Devices that implement the MHEG client for CI plus must still do so in compliance with the CI plus v1.4 specification.

Change Notice 041

MHEG to become optional on Hosts from CI Plus v1.4 sunrise date
Clarification for multi-stream capable devices

Change Notice 042

CI Plus Specification version 1.4.3, Introduction of the CI Plus 2nd Root of Trust
For the purpose of interoperability, the support of the CI Plus 2nd Root of Trust is mandatory for all new CICAM device registrations from 02/07/2019.

Change Notice 044

Fee schedule update
Update of the Fee Schedule including the fee for Key Pairs for Device Type supporting both CI Plus Root of Trust and CI Plus 2nd Root of Trust

Change Notice 043

CICAM Licensee Specification update
Update to CICAM Licensee Specification v2.1 specification. A CICAM shall support the revocation for CI Plus LLP service operator for each Root of Trust supported by the CICAM.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions