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Canal Plus' chief executive Francois Carayol has confirmed rumours of new official smartcards from providers using Seca encryption. Carayol said unauthorised use of smart cards is most rampant in Italy and added that Canal Plus plans to begin replacing its cards, beginning with Spain next month. "Spain,
Italy and Poland are the three countries where we have the highest problems," Canal Plus Technologies Chairman and CEO Francois Carayol told Dow Jones Newswires last week. Murdoch's
NDS who Canal Plus are suing have blamed Canal Plus Technologies "inferior" technology for the widespread piracy of its digital pay-TV broadcasts. Canal Plus alleges that NDS engaged in a conspiracy to harm its competitive position in the digital television market, and placed on the internet the means to do so. Canal Plus's software is used on 12.5 million set-top boxes while NDS's system is run on approximately 27.3 million, according to each company's internet site. Meanwhile the French
secret service's industrial espionage team has launched its own investigation into the allegations

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