Best products in the CI modules (CAMs) + PayTV category

Here's a ranking of the best products in this category. To give you a quick overview, we've also added some key information about the products.

1. Swiss CI Module Swiss CI Modules

Swiss CI Module, the latest generation, Viaccess certified module optimized for SRF Smartcard V 5.0 & V 6.0, with CW 64 BIT Secure function and Dual Descrambling

Thanks to its own Swiss test laboratory, the optimized Viaccess Module - the Swiss CI Module - works perfectly with the SRF Smartcard (any card version) and all other Viaccess Smartcards, such as Bis TV, many different types of TV sets, and
many more. Erotic transmitter, Al Jazeera and much more.

The Swiss CI Module has been tested extensively with Swiss experts in combination with the SRF smartcard and other common viaccess encrypted services. The module works optimally with every SAT receiver, be it a Set Top Box or a TV that has a built-in SAT tuner with a CI / CI+ slot to plug in the Swiss CI Module. The latest TV models of the 4K and 8K screens from well-known TV manufacturers were of course also tested and work. The name Swiss CI Module guarantees this.

Dualdescrambling allows you to decode two programs at the same time. E.g. watching TV on one channel and recording something on a second channel (requires a double tuner on the SAT receiver).

Equipped for the future:
The Swiss CI Module already has the CW 64 Bit Secure function, this is necessary for some via access services to decrypt the channels, or in the near future indispensable to receive your favorite channel.

The Swiss CI Module has the official Viaccess Orca certification and is officially listed by SRG.
 

2. smiT Viaccess Secure CamAcs 5.0

SMiT's newest, super-fast Viaccess-CAM from the manufacturer SMiT is licensed for all Viaccess versions (2.6,3.0,4.0,5.0...) and additionally offers the very latest Securecode technology with ACS5.0, which is used by Bis-TV, for example. Thanks to DualCrypt, two transmitters can be decrypted simultaneously in the same stream.
This Viaccess-CAM is also suitable for critical devices (e. g. newer TV sets)
where fast data processing is required. In addition, this CAM is able to decrypt two programs at the same time.

Programs: SRG/SRF - Switzerland, 3+/4+ - Switzerland, BIS-TV - France, Canal+/Canalsat - France, TNTSAT - France, Orange - France, Orange - Polska, Al Jazeera - Qatar, NTV - Russia, HRT TV - Croatia, FreeX, RedLight TV......

You need the respective smart card from the TV provider
 

3. TechniSat Technicrypt VA

CI modules are used in receivers with a common interface (CI slot) to decrypt encoded data (i.e., program content such as pay TV or pay radio). The Common Interface technology enables the use of different CI modules and thus creates the prerequisite for the simple and individual use of different access authorization systems. The authorization to use the decryption procedure provided (by the respective CI module) is verified via a smartcard (authentication). A smartcard is therefore indispensable for the final decryption of the sent data. 

4. Kabelio Access module

With Kabelio Modules you get access to the best channels from cable TV - conveniently via satellite and in HD. Including all SRG channels, the Swiss private channels and many attractive TV channels from the neighbouring countries Austria, Germany, France, Italy and Switzerland.

The following channels are currently available:

SRF1, SRF2, SRF Info, RTS 1, RTS 2, RSI LA1, RSI LA2, 3+, 4+, 5+, 6+, ORF1,
ORF2, RTL, RTL Zwei, VOX, ProSieben, Sat.1, Kabel Eins, TV24, TV25, ZDF, ARD, Puls Acht, SWISS1, blue ZOOM D, S1, TeleZüri, Tele 1, Tele Bärn, Tele Basel, Tele M1, TVO, TV Südostschweiz, BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Four, CBeeBies, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, Free Sports, TF1, M6, France 2, France 3, France 4, France 5, Canale 5.

In addition, you can watch other exciting TV channels in HD via Hotbird. Such as arte, BFM TV, CNBC Europe, Deutsche Welle and many more.

- 3 months free access to Kabelio's variety of channels. After expiration of the free access, the Kabelio channel package can be extended.
- Easy installation and usable without smartcard. No subscription, no contract.
- Access to SRG channels is included with Kabelio. The satellite access card is not required.
- To use Kabelio, satellite reception via Eutelsat Hotbird 13°East is required, as well as a TV set or a
- satellite receiver with CI+ slot is required.

The Kabelio access module is exclusively intended for use in Switzerland.

A valid Swiss residential address is required to activate Kabelio.

To register, simply go to www.kabelio.ch, register your module with the serial number listed on the front of the blister pack and on the back of the module. After that you can receive the channels for 3 months.
 

5. Tivu CAM Tivusat 4K Ultra HD

Many free national and international channels. Anticipate the future and look at all programs with ECP protection. TV sat 4K Ultra HD supports the advanced content protection and security system ECP .

6. HD+ Smart card, version HD05, 12 months

HD+ card for 12 months HD+ reception
no subscription, no contractual obligation, no cancellation necessary

Enjoy your favourite channels in brilliant pictures and vibrant colours.
This card only works in connection with your HD+ receiver or a CI Plus module for HD+ / IMPORTANT: Not suitable for Sky receivers and cable reception

Available channels: RTL HD, Sat.1 HD, ProSieben HD, VOX HD, kabel eins
HD, RTL II HD, Super RTL HD, N24 HD, Tele 5 HD, Sport1 HD, DMAX HD, Nickelodeon HD, sixx HD and Comedy Central HD, Deluxe Music HD
HD+ is a new programme offering in HD quality via satellite.

HD+ complements the existing broad digital programme offering via ASTRA. You will be able to watch the complete programming of RTL, SAT.1, ProSieben, VOX and kabel eins (the "Deutschland" edition of each channel) in high-definition HD quality.

Sat receiver which is equipped for the reception of HD+ - either with a certified smartcard reader or by a corresponding CI+ module. This card is suitable as a "replacement" if the existing card cannot be renewed after one year.

The activation of the one-year limited usage period begins with the insertion of the card. No liability for transmission failures or suspension of transmission by the broadcaster! No guarantee can be given for the card's service life in the event of a broadcast failure or bankruptcy of the broadcaster. Return of the card is excluded.
 

7. Neotion Viaccess Secure CAM ACS 3.1 / PRD-MTVx-6320

The Neotion Viaccess modules enable the decryption of Pay-TV on devices with CI/CI+ slots, provided that a valid and compatible SmartCard is used. Simply insert the CAM together with your SmartCard into the C/CI+ slot of your device and enjoy the variety of digital and high-definition TV channels provided by your TV provider.

8. TechniSat Technicrypt with SRG SSR card

The Sataccess SRG SSR card with the Technisat Technicrpyt module VA as a bundle.
Works in all SAT receivers with CI slot. The SRG SSR channels can be received via Hotbird 13°.

As soon as you start using your satellite access card, it is activated for a maximum of 30 days. For permanent activation, it must be registered with your address of residence in Switzerland.
How to register the Sat Access card
You
register and activate the card yourself online in the broadcast.ch customer portal.
Contact the Sat Access Customer Centre by telephone on 0848 868 969.

Scope of delivery:
1x SRG SSR Sat Access card
1x Technisat Technicrypt VA.
 

9. HD+ HD-Plus card

Card activates automatically after the first insertion into a SAT receiver.

10. Swiss CI Module with SRG SSR card

The Sataccess SRG SSR card with the proven Swiss CI Viaccess module as a bundle.
Works in all SAT receivers with CI slot. The SRG SSR channels can be received via Hotbird 13°.

As soon as you start using your satellite access card, it is activated for a maximum of 30 days. For permanent activation, it must be registered with your address of residence in Switzerland.
How to register the Sat Access card
You
register and activate the card yourself online in the broadcast.ch customer portal.
Contact the Sat Access Customer Centre by telephone on 0848 868 969.

Scope of delivery:
1x SRG SSR Sat Access card
1x Swiss CI Module.