Smartlabs and BazePort collaborate to support DirectTV for US clients

August 28, 2023

Smartlabs and BazePort today announced support for Pro:Idiom, a secure content distribution component for hospitality and commercial sectors. The technology is available on all Smartlabs STBs deployed by BazePort, providing a seamless and secure viewing of premium services, such as DirectTV, for American customers.

Pro:Idiom technology, a creation by LG Electronics, stands at the forefront of ensuring secure content distribution across diverse hospitality and commercial sectors. Its core function lies in encrypting high-definition digital television and Video on Demand (VoD) signals as they travel from the source to display devices, ensuring a protected transmission process.

This technology emerges as a solution for providing secure and uninterrupted entertainment experiences within the realms of hospitality, healthcare, and other commercial sectors. Notable content providers such as HBO, Showtime, and ESPN rely on Pro:Idiom to fortify the security of their high-quality content, effectively protecting copyrighted materials and maintain their integrity during delivery to authorised devices such as televisions and set-top boxes.

Traditionally, Pro:Idiom support was exclusively available on LG hardware, limiting choices for clients. However, SmartLabs and BazePort  have obtained the necessary licensing to provide Pro:Idiom support, a step that broadens the range of compatible devices.

By incorporating this technology into Smartlabs’ set-top boxes — including SML-5010W, SML-5051W, and SML-5041W — BazePort could now  deliver a high-quality television viewing experience especially for its American customers. The Pro:Idiom encryption protocol also ensures the integrity and security of Video on Demand (VoD) signals. This integration not only enhances engagement but also simplifies deployment architecture for BazePort.

About BazePort

Bazeport is a leading company that owns and develops the BazePort IPTV system. BazePort is a comprehensive entertainment and digital signage solution designed to cater to various organisations aiming to entertain and inform their end-users. Every day, businesses worldwide in the hospitality, maritime, energy, enterprise, and healthcare industries rely on BazePort IPTV for top-notch entertainment and information services.

Headquartered in Porsgrunn, Norway, BazePort operates offices in Liverpool and Singapore, providing global support and service to its valued clients. Visit for more information.