Conax security solution contributes to significant subscriber growth of Orion Express DTH platforms
Moscow, CSTB Expo, February 8th: Conax, security specialist for protecting digital TV and multi-device video content distribution, announced impressive results of its cooperation with Russian satellite TV provider. In 2011, Orion Express deployed a Conax content security solution to its Telekarta and Orient Express platforms. The Conax solution extended the list of compatible set-top-boxes, enabling Orion Express to offer consumers an attractive bouquet of equipment, available in various price segments. Combined with aggressive marketing, Orion Express has doubled its rate of new subscribers in just a year.

Subscriber figures from Orion Expresses DTH providers showed very impressive results attributed to aggressive marketing and deployment of a content security solution from Conax deployed in 2011. The contract with Conax included providing security for Telekarta and for Vostok (Orient Express) in a simulcrypt contract with an existing security provider.

Konstantin Saltykov, Technical director, Orion Express LLC, “Conax provides a content security solution which is well known and widely used, and a favorable commercial policy enabling a highly competitive scenario for operators. In addition, Conax is one of the most reliable and stable CA systems, providing great advantages for development of networks- in the context of a global economic recession. This is why Conax has been our clear choice.”

“Implementation of Conax CA, together with aggressive market promotion of Orion Express’s digital satellite TV platforms, made it possible to attract many new partners and considerably increase the number of subscribers. Orion Express is enthusiastic to continue and extend its cooperation with Conax.”

“The Orion Express results reconfirm Conax’ open partnering policy for royalty-free client devices supporting a wide range of security-evaluated set-top-boxes. Conax enables pay-tv operators to provide a highly attractive consumer offering including freedom of choice and price range, without compromising security,” confirms Larisa Makarovskaya, Director Area Sales, Conax Russia,

Orion Express’ satellite facilities enable its operators to provide access to content to over 90% of Russian and CIS territory. In 2010, Orion Express established its own division for content creation and has over 500 contracts with broadcasters in the region. Over 9M subscribers have access to the content distributed by Orion Express, via their local broadcaster (cable analogue and digital, IPTV, terrestrial).

Meet Conax at CSTB, Moscow, February 7th-9th: Conax Stand #3-465

Conax Russia Contact
Moscow
Larisa Makarovskaya, Director Area Sales
Mobile: +7 903 625 68 13
Email: larisa.makarovskaya@conax.com

Orion Express press contact
Mr. Mikhail Dubrovky
Director of Media Relations
Email: m.dubrovskiy@orion-express.ru

Conax press contact
Leslie Johnsen, Head-Public Relations
Email: leslie.johnsen@conax.com
Phone: +47 41 45 80 43

Telenor Broadcast press contact
Jørgen Thaule, Communications Director
Email. Jorgen.thaule@telenor.com
Phone: +47 91 55 96 07

About Orion-Express (www.orion-express.ru)
Orion Express is a nation-wide satellite television provider covering all the territory of Russia. Established in 2005, the company today delivers DTH services to end users, uplinks, maintains and releases TV channels at 85,15?E and 140?E positions, as well as delivers content to cable networks.
Broadcast parameters: MPEG4/DVB-S2, MPEG2/DVB-S. Customers support service: 24/7

About Conax (www.conax.com)
Conax provides the future-oriented security solutions and expertise that empower multi-screen digital TV content providers around the globe to deliver premium content over the combined Over-The-Top scenario of broadcast, broadband and connected devices securely and eliminate potential revenue threats. The Conax Contego™ portfolio of solutions furnish content providers, cable, satellite, IP, mobile and terrestrial operators with solutions that offer a competitive advantage – reduced hardware costs, easy deployment and upgrade. Conax flagship, Conax Contego™, bundles 25 years of pioneering experience into one unique solution to guide operators in navigating and realizing new business models. Through its benchmark policy for security-evaluated client devices and strategic partner network, Conax technology secures content for operators representing 125 million pay TV consumers in 80 countries around the globe.

ISO 9001 & 27001 certified, Conax is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, and represented in Russia, Germany, Brazil, USA, Canada, Mexico, Thailand, China, Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia and India with 24/7 Global Support operations in India. Conax is part of Telenor Group who has operations in 11 markets, 33.000 employees, 125 million mobile subscriptions and is among the world’s largest mobile operators. Corporate responsibility. Follow Conax on Twitter

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