Nigerian DTH operator DAARSAT strengthening future business with content security partner Conax

DAARSAT securing pay-TV bouquet revenues with next generation Conax Contego Broadcast™ content protection solution

CabSat 2013, Dubai, March 13th: Conax, global provider of leading solutions for securing multi-device and digital TV services, announced today that Abuja-based DTH operator DAARSAT, owned by DAAR Communications Plc. has reconfirmed its commitment to security partner Conax and has selected an upgrade to the Conax Contego Broadcast™ content security solution. Partnering with Conax for content security since 2008, the new solution, complimented by the advisory role and integration provided by Conax, will aid DAARSAT in positioning and securing its DTH and DTT platforms for digital migration. Additionally, the Conax Contego Broadcast™ solution will enable secure content delivery that supports rich and flexible, interactive on-demand services and viewing options for an enhanced subscriber experience.  

The DAARSAT platforms offer five consumer bouquets, ranging from 30 various channels, and include features such as Messaging, Subscriptions, Fingerprinting, and Chipset Pairing. The most secure form of content protection available, Conax Chipset Pairing ensures that smart cards can be used only with secure devices, prevents card sharing by securing the link between the smart card and the client device, and enables secure authorization of several devices in a connected home and preventing illegal content redistribution.

“Conax competence, forward-thinking security solutions and experience in the growing African market are key factors for selecting the Conax Contego Broadcast solution and commitment to Conax as DAARSAT security partner, says Raymond Dokpesi, Chairman, DAAR Communications Plc. We need a future-oriented solution and security partner that will help us capture new business and enable expansion in additional regions and markets. We are highly confident in our partnership with Conax and Conax’ proven solutions for securing our business into the future.”

“We are excited about DAARSAT’s ambitions for expansion, confirms Saad Mouneimne, Director Area Sales ME&A, Conax. Conax Contego Broadcast is world-class security solution that provides DAARSAT with a stepping stone ideal for operations with ambitions for digital migration and the plethora of opportunities available for adding rich new attractive services.”

“Conax Contego Broadcast provides total security for one-way operations positioning for the future. The new platform provides DAARSAT operations with all-inclusive support for Subscription, Pairing, Fingerprinting and Messaging, with optional support for DRM control and Pay-per-View. Easy upgrade is available to Contego editions enabling advanced service offerings such as Video-on-Demand and multiscreen content delivery as consumer demands increase.”

Content security made easy
Conax Contego Broadcast™ is easy to use, navigate and configure, with an intuitive management system that includes step-by-step wizards, diagnostics, reporting and extensive audit logging. A comprehensive monitoring system checks the state of the installation and the hardware platform, providing detailed statistics so that the operator has an accurate overview over and full control of the operation.

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About DAAR Communications Plc. (
Since its founding in 1988, DAAR Communications Plc. and its affiliated subsidiaries have remained faithful to their commitment to produce unparalleled entertainment experiences based on the rich legacy of quality creative content and exceptional delivery. The Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international broadcasting and media enterprise with three business segments: Africa Independent Television-AIT, Raypower100.5FM, DAARSAT-Direct-to-Home Satellite TV.

DAARSAT is DAAR Communications pay-TV service on the digital terrestrial platform. The service launched in October 2008 allows customers to receive some of DAARSAT’s most popular programming, including live Sports, Documentaries and Hollywood films. DAARSAT Direct to Home [DTH] pay-TV offering uses High Definition technology to broadcast a majority of its channels.

About Conax (
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. 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, including the new Conax   Xtend Multiscreen™ together with partners. 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 over 85 countries around the globe.

ISO 9001 & 27001 certified, Conax is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, and represented in Russia, Germany, Brazil, USA, Canada, Mexico, Indonesia, Philippines, 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, 150 million mobile subscriptions and is among the world’s largest mobile operators. Corporate responsibility. Follow Conax on Twitter