JOYNE deploys cloud pay-TV with Conax

Conax, a Kudelski Group company and specialist protection for pay-TV and digital entertainment services, and conditional access module provider SmarDTV, have announced a collaboration with JOYNE, the new Dutch multi-channel pay-TV operator.

JOYNE selected Conax ‘Contego-as-a-Service’, cloud-based content protection security hub and Conax Cardless CAM developed by SmarDTV with pre-integrated security client Conax Core Access to handle all its content security needs. The new JOYNE service includes multi-year, multi-transponder contract with Eutelsat for uplink services and content distribution.

The pay-TV platform has launched providing a colourful bouquet of channels including premium sports offerings – featuring over 50 well-known Dutch and international channel brands, including Fox Sports HD channels and Discovery Networks Benelux.

Hans Brunas, CEO of JOYNE, said: “Conax Contego gives us the ability to combine DVB, IPTV, and OTT clients in the same backend, giving us the flexibility to scale our service. Additionally, through the security features of the Conax Cardless CAM, we gain access to premium channels and ability to enrich our end-user product packages. JOYNE’s competitive proposition is based on flexible short-term subscriptions for Dutch viewers with second homes and mobile homes as well as special offers for public spaces in camping sites and bars. This flexibility is one of the many reasons we selected Conax Contego-as-a-Service.”

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