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Conax drives Africa pay-TV expansion

March 3, 2015

Conax, part of the Kudelski Group and provider of total service protection for pay-TV service providers, content owners and entertainment services, has announced its continued commitment to furthering African pay-TV growth through targeted solutions for secure content, pricing and user experience.

The security provider secures content revenue, operations and STB infrastructure for over 32 DTH and DTT operators across Africa and believes that both its open ecosystem approach and recently launched modular ‘Pay-as-you-Grow’ model will enable further growth both for the security provider and operators. The modular business model empowers operators to establish or upgrade an operation with limited initial investment and then incrementally add support for higher subscriber volumes and new content service offerings such as network PVR, Catch-up, VoD, multiscreen and more, as their platform grows. The model is seen as a benchmark for enabling all types of pay-TV operators to build their business, add fresh new user experiences and increase market share with reduced risk.

Conax’s broad product portfolio includes solutions highly suitable for the African market including Conax Cardless, a content protection solution providing high security without a physical smart card in the STB – optimised for one-way broadcast operations, and the entry level, secure low-risk multiscreen solution, Conax Go Live, developed specifically for pay-TV operators looking to provide streaming of live channels to iOS and Android devices.

“With over 10 years of experience in guiding African operators, Conax is proud to be a security partner  for over 32 DTH and DTT operations across the region, providing secure digitisation and future-oriented solutions that offer scalability to easily add low risk, entry-level, multiscreen content delivery for next generation consumers as their business grows,” confirms Morten Solbakken, President and CEO, Conax.

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