Conax comits to African pay-TV growth

Conax, the Oslo-based 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.

Morten Solbakken
Morten Solbakken, President and CEO, Conax

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’ 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 – optimized 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.

At Arena 2015 Conference “Powering the future of broadcasting and telecom” in Accra, Ghana, March 3rd–4th, Conax will share its extensive Africa-centric experience on how operators can “Secure revenues while growing the business”.

Mr. Saad Mouneimne, Director of Business Development – Middle East & Africa at Conax, will talk about the top themes most important for operators for digital migration and ensuring they take the right steps while planning a future-oriented business platform.

“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 digitization 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.

“Conax continues its strong commitment to the African market, providing dedication to innovation, the latest secure solutions, and expertise and guidance that help pay-TV operators build their business into the future.”

At Arena 2015:
Conax will be available to demonstrate scalable content security technology developed with operator needs in focus; cost efficient, robust and versatile solutions for delivering video content and entertainment services via satellite, cable, terrestrial, IP multicast and OTT, securely. The content security provider will showcase its flagship Conax Contego unified security hub and the new, Conax GO Live entry-level solution for streaming live channels to iOS and Android devices. Conax provides operators with experienced advice and proven solutions for secure migration to digital services and quickly and cost efficiently launching user-friendly services.