Vietnam’s first private pay-tv operator chooses security partner Conax for its new DTH and DTT platform
Communicasia, Singapore, June 21st: Global security provider Conax today announced its contract with Audio Visual Global JSC (AVG) to deliver a high-end security solution for AVGs new direct-to-home (DTH) satellite and Digital Terrestrial television service in Vietnam. AVG is the first private firm in Vietnam to be awarded broadcast licenses for digital technology and permission to broadcast television programs nationwide.

21 June 2011
Additionally, AVG has already completed the purchase of broadcast rights for sports events – a benchmark for Vietnamese federations to generate revenues on sports broadcasting.

Vietnam is one of the fastest growing pay-tv markets in Asia-Pacific with a population approaching 90 million, including 18 million TV households. AVG plans to offer up to 80 channels and the advantages of a digital environment to households across the nation, driving the standard for pay-tv services in Vietnam.

“AVG is confident in its choice of a strong and stable security partner like Conax to protect and enhance our DTH and DTT business as it grows, said Mr. Tran Dang Tuan , Director General of AVG. We believe that Conax’ DTH experience will secure the future of our operations and target market. ”

“Conax is proud to be chosen as security partner for Vietnam’s first private pay-tv operator, says Are Mathisen, VP Asia Sales. Conax will support AVG’s ambitious growth strategy and provide expertise in developing its potential to becoming one of the largest platforms in SE Asia. ”

Conax press contact
Leslie Johnsen, Head of 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

Press contact at AVG
Nguyen Thanh Lam
Deputy Director General of Communications
Email: infor@avg.vn
Phone: +84 903 424243

About AVG
Audio Visual Global Joint Stock Company (AVG) is part of An Vien Group, one of the leading private business groups in Vietnam, having large investment projects in mineral resources exploration and refinery, wind energy, real estate and media. AVG has been approved by the Government of Vietnam to develop and operate a nation-wide digital terrestrial broadcasting network in combination with digital satellite transmissions and to provide multi-channel DTT and DTH services in Vietnam.

About Conax (www.conax.com)
Conax’ core focus is developing security technology that empowers TV operators to deliver digital content securely, via all types of networks – cable, satellite, IP, mobile, terrestrial – to any device. Combining its benchmark policy for consumer devices and network of strategic partners, Conax technology secures digital content for 350 operators in 80 countries, representing 125 million pay TV consumers around the globe. Applying 25 years of pioneering content security experience, flagship product Conax Contego™, is the next generation content protection solution from Conax – a natural extension to Conax’ highly successful “freedom of choice” approach for supplying content securing to any device.

Conax has headquarters in Oslo, Norway, and is represented in Russia, Germany, Brazil, USA, Canada, Thailand, China, Singapore, and with 24/7 Global Support operations in India. Conax is part of the Telenor Group (www.telenor.com), who has operations in 11 markets, 195 million mobile subscriptions worldwide and is among the largest mobile operators in the world.

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