Moscow’s National Cable Networks reconfirms commitment to long-time content security partner Conax
Contract to provide advanced pay-content protection for NCN, with set-top-box from Humax Moscow, CSTB, February 7th: Conax, security specialist for protecting digital TV and multi-device video content distribution, announced its further cooperation with Moscow-based, National Cable Networks. NCN has reconfirmed its commitment to long-time security partner, Conax, with a contract to provide Internet provider and operator of digital TV, OnLime.net, with a comprehensive solution for securing the video rental. The project includes a Conax security-certified set-top box from Humax for a high level of protection for the OnLime platform.

The NCN group of companies has a long relationship with Conax, deploying Conax content security for its in subsidiary in St. Petersburg (TKT) since 2004, and in Yekaterinburg since 2005 (NCN Eurasia). The OnLime.net platform was developed using NCN’s internal own resources together with a strong cooperation with its partners.

According to Sergey Kalugin, General Director NCN, “We needed a solution that would allow us to provide DTV services based on DVB-C networks. Key criteria included choosing a solution that is highly reliable, time-tested and proven. On the other hand, the system should not be too complex, otherwise it would prove costly. Our decision was based on optimal price/performance ratio. Based on long experience, NCN knows Conax as a trusted partner, thus, we chose a content security solution from Conax.”
New client device for securing additional market share: The platform’s hybrid STB from Humax is Conax-certified supporting DVB-C and providing a high security level.

Alexander Kochetkov, Business Development Director of Humax Russia, comments: “Through this project, Humax is bringing one of the first commercialized Conax DVB-C+ IP hybrid boxes, giving possibility to the operator to provide various services through IP. Our involvement with the largest cable network in Russia supports Humax’s ability to offer feature-rich, cutting edge digital TV products for any market.”

OnLime.net: The “Videoprokat” service will offer over 3 thousand hours of content; premium movies, TV series, cartoons and TV shows. The OTT portal OnLime.net has plans to give subscribers the ability to view content “video rental” for multiple devices, and eventually including services such as weather, traffic, online service purchases, the ability to pay utility bills.

“Conax is delighted to be a part of this exciting project, says Larisa Makarovskaya, Area Sales Manager, Conax Russia. The advanced security solution from Conax will provide the necessary assurance for protecting the integrity of OnLime’s pay-for-content and the success of its content revenue model.”

The “Videoprokat” service went live on a trial basis in December 2011 and will be free for a 6 month trial period, and go live in mid-2012 on a commercial basis:

About JSC “National Cable Networks” (www.ncnet.ru)
JSC “National Cable Networks” was established in 2001 and is one of the key assets of the holding “National Telecommunications’ (shareholder – JSC” Rostelecom “). In Moscow, more than 400 businesses and community organizations, and residents of more than 3 million apartments used communication services through NCN’s multi-service network. A city-wide cable TV operator, NCN provides an extended benefits package, consisting of 42 channels – federal, Moscow, domestic production and the best satellite.

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, Thailand, China, Singapore, 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

About Humax (www.Humaxdigital.com)
Humax is a driving force in the global digital TV market and a leading supplier of high quality, feature-rich digital set-top boxes, exporting its products to over 90 countries across the globe.

The Humax range includes digital television recorders (DTRs), standard and high definition (HD) set-top boxes, HBBTV and hybrid boxes for cable, satellite and terrestrial TV services. The range of digital TV boxes also offers innovative home networking and multimedia capabilities, plus access to selected Internet TV via a dedicated portal.

Humax is headquartered in Korea, with offices in Dubai, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Russia, Spain, Sweden, the UK and the US.

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

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

Humax Russia press contact
Alexander Kochetkov, Business Development Director
Email: akochetkov@humaxdigital.com
Phone: +7 495 660 0420

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