Television as an medium of entertainment has become an integral part of our lives. There has been a lot of development, improvement and growth in the entertainment industry over the years. Television media sector was revolutionized with the Satellite TV concept which brought in an influx of channels for the viewers. The viewers now had a opportunity to opt for wider selection of channels in the field of news, music, sports etc. However, the subscribers still have a limitation in accessing some shows broadcast around the world due to national and package restrictions. Some countries have restrictions in broadcasting certain shows. Also there are some channel companies who buy the rights of programs and charge a fee from the subscribers for broadcasting the same. The key to the breakthrough these restrictions is Cardsharing.

Cardsharing is a technique through which multiple independent users can have simultaneous access to the pay channels with a single authorized subscription card. The locked pay channels can be decrypted or unlocked by the Cardsharing server which has CCcam software installed in it. The server not only decrypts the channel codes but also transfers them to the network of computers connected to it. The only condition is that the satellite service provider must have access to the channels for Cardsharing method to work out. Hence, Cardsharing  helps to bring together the subscribers with similar interests and subscribes them as one identity. This also helped the Cardsharing subscribers to share the cost of subscription thus receiving more services at cheaper rates.

An important factor to be factored for Cardsharing is the size of the satellite service providers dish. The dish size would determine the number of channels that can be received. The installation of the Cardsharing server are also very simple and easily accessible on the web. The CCcam software which is to be installed in the server can be downloaded with the remote control itself. ffp software is also installed to enable username, password and controls for the configuration file. The easy installation and cost effectiveness has made Cardsharing technology extremely popular across the world.

Apart from the benefits to the subscribers, the technology has also acted as a boon to the channel businesses. Through Cardsharing, many channels have witnessed growth in the viewership especially in the sports channel business. Today people across the globe are able to follow the sporting events happening anywhere in the world.

Another business sector that has reaped benefits of Cardsharing are the social businesses. Entertainment also acts as an boosting factor for business like hotels and social places who are able to provide their customers larger collection of entertainment channels.  The access to the multiple channel network at an affordable rate also reduces the operating cost of these businesses.

The benefits of Cardsharing are many but it has its own downside too. Cardsharing has been banned in some countries due to usage of this technology for illegal purposes. However, the Cardsharing device developing companies like Dreambox continue to flourish due to its  popularity in many other countries across he world.