Conax, a Kudelski Group company and a player in total service protection for pay-TV and digital entertainment services worldwide, has announced two new wins in Argentina. Regional pay-TV operators CableVideo and Colsecor have selected technology and services from Conax and regional partner, BOLD MSS, to drive expansion in pay-TV and multi-DRM content offerings. CableVideo is migrating its existing security platforms to a new system from security vendor Conax, including advanced OTT services. Colsecor, a cooperative composed of operators throughout Argentina, has deployed a pay-TV platform secured by Conax Contego content protection, enabling flexibility to easily execute on plans to provide advanced OTT consumer offerings in the future. The deployments further extend Conax’ market share in Argentina, commitment to the region and close collaboration with BOLD MSS.
The highly-flexible architecture behind the Conax Contego benchmark multi-DRM solution reduces complexity for the operators enabling seamless security across multiple DRM solutions for a smooth user experience. Conax “pay-as-your-business-grows” principle create natural migration path, reduced time-to-market, simplified operations and scalability for adding new services for a competitive edge in attracting new market share. The new collaborations in Argentina are further leveraged by regional services partner BOLD MSS ensuring smooth integration and local support.
Ricardo Lima, CEO, BOLD MSS, said: “We believe these deployments will strengthen service providers’ ability to add more and more popular content and value added services to adapt changes in viewing behaviour and provide the best viewing experience to the end-consumer – and ultimately tap new market share.”
Jose Alcacer-Mackinlay, Director, LATAM Sales, Conax, commented: “With a consumer market eager to adapt the latest choices for accessing desired content, we are pleased to be selected to support CableVideo and Colsecor as they deploy new, enhanced service offerings. In addition, the cooperation with BOLD MSS provides significant value for the operators providing a highly skilled integration and services organisation.”
Based on a single unified security hub, Conax multi-DRM security reduces complexity for growing pay-TV operations and provides the ultimate flexibility in protecting content across technologies and multiscreen devices. With support for Common Encryption and MPEG DASH, Conax’ unique back-end simplifies content protection of TV everywhere services with market-leading DRM technologies (including Widevine, PlayReady, FairPlay Streaming and NAGRA PRM) without compromising usability for end-users. For OTT, the Hybrid Set-Top Boxes used are secured by Conax. In addition, Conax removes the operator burden in negotiating separate contracts for various DRM technologies, offering a one-stop-shop solution to starting multi-DRM operations.