Conax keynote at CABSAT addresses key security threats to content distribution

BroadcastPro Middle East article by Editor, Vijaya Cherian

At CABSAT 2013, Conax provided CABSAT provided conference participants with expert insight into client device security for pay-TV operations. A feature presentation by industry expert Hans Kwaaitaal addressed today’s top security threats to pay-TV operations, the primary function of content security, the role of set-top-boxes and how to minimise vulnerability to attacks.

At CABSAT, the Conax team provided operators with expertise on cultivating secure video distribution and an insider’s view into future-oriented Conax Contego solutions for safeguarding content revenues and positioning for digitization through to multiscreen opportunities and into the future.

According to a new report from Digital TV Research, The Third edition of the Digital TV Middle East and North Africa report, “fewer than 15% of TV households (analog and digital) legitimately paid for TV signals by end-2012. Report author Simon Murray said: “Legitimate pay TV revenues [for the 16 countries covered in the report] will grow by more than 42% between 2012 and 2018 to $4.76 billion.”  See Broadband TV News article by Robert Briel.

“Security is a moving target, says Saad Mouneimne, Director Area Sales ME&A, Conax. Operators need a highly flexible content protection solution that enables secure content delivery in this type of environment. Content owners want to maximize the reach of revenue generating content; get paid for the content as many times as possible.”

“During CABSAT, Conax met up with pay-TV operators and telcos addressing the widespread threat of content revenue leakage. With over 25 years of experience, Conax is guiding operators in making the best choices for protecting their content revenues while also positioning for future business with secure roll-out of digital services and new exciting solutions such as multiscreen and Over-the-Top opportunities.”

At CABSAT, Conax also featured flexible and scalable Conax Contego portfolio of content security solutions built on 25 years of proven security experience. Conax will also highlight the new Conax Xtend Multiscreen solution for leveraging operators’ business to the next level and beyond. Conax Xtend Multiscreen is a pre-integrated OTT solution that supports Live-TV, Video-on-Demand and Catch-up TV on multiple devices – with revolutionary time-to-market. Conax Xtend Multiscreen is tailored to provide a secure and user friendly multiscreen experience, while positioning operators for the future: