Scenario – an evolving landscape for connected devices
With the development of consumer devices and increased access to broadband networks, TV subscribers are demanding more advanced video and entertainment services. Distributors of pay-content need to deliver services with ease of use, and quality of experience capable of supporting innovative new applications. Strong existing subscriber bases, network delivery, content relationships, marketing expertise and back office payment infrastructures, place pay-tv operators in pole position to supply these new services.
Until now, primarily large operators have capacity to integrate and roll out comprehensive ‘Next Generation’ TV ecosystems with the resources to generate long-term return on investment. Thus, the majority of pay-tv operators face a significant commercial challenge in rolling out and maintaining advanced services.
“Securing content lies at the heart of any pay-content ecosystem, says Tom Jahr, EVP Products and Partners, Conax. Conax focuses on security only. Our open partnering strategy enables operators to take advantage of best-of-breed components delivered by Conax strategic partners for complete turn-key solutions.
Partnering for hybrid OTT services, best-of-breed ecosystem
“ One of the solutions Conax will be releasing in the near future, is a high performance pre-integrated, connected device ecosystem for hybrid-broadband-broadcast content, together with middleware provider, Cubiware, and Content Management System provider, MPS Broadband. A proven history and combined knowledge and expertise make Conax, Cubiware and MPS Broadband ideal partners for all operators targeting launch of advanced TV services, says Tom Jahr. Details of the complete solution will be launched at Anga Cable in Cologne in June.”
“Pay TV operators are looking for means to deliver impressive, secure and consistent service across multiple devices. Cubiware is delighted to respond to these needs together with its partners: Conax and MPS Broadband. Cubiware’s highly flexible middleware offers advanced and robust applications for multiple client devices. Together with best security and content preparation provided by the partners this joined solution can allow advanced services for significant group of operators, says Jakub Gorski, CEO of Cubiware.”
“MPS is very excited to be in this partnership” says Anders Nilsson, CEO. “We each bring considerable experience of our own area and best in class elements. Our MPS Media Platform together with security and market access from Conax, joined by Cubiware’s middleware presents an unbeatable combination.”
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Conax’ Pre-integrated Ecosystem solutions will reduce the technical complexity for operators, decrease time to market and reduce exposure to the risks of untested solutions, making the transition to providing advanced services and product offerings both manageable and profitable.
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Cubiware is an innovative provider of software for Digital TV devices and systems. Cubiware products include market-proven IPTV/OTT/DVB/IP hybrid Middleware and Software Development Kit for developing client device applications. Cubiware’s CubiTV is a flexible Middleware solution targeted to cable, satellite, terrestrial TV operators and telcos willing to introduce advanced TV services to their network. It leverages Cubiware’s software technology to deliver wide range of interactive services and provide stunning user experience to subscribers. Support for variety of Internet standards and high customizability enables rapid and cost effective service deployment.
The CubiSDK enables building customized software for video-enabled devices, like IPTV Set-top Boxes, DVB Zappers, DVRs etc. It includes many pre-built plugins and libraries, which can be used to add value to an existing Cubiware’s IPTV or DVB/IP Middleware or to accelerate development time of a new Digital TV product. Cubiware is privately held company with headquarters in Warsaw, Poland. In cooperation with partners network around the globe, Cubiware supplies to pay TV operators in Europe, Americas, Asia and Africa.
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About MPS Broadband (www.mpsbroadband.com)
MPS Broadband is a digital media technology company with offices in Sweden, United Kingdom and United States. The MPS Media Platform is a fully managed media platform hosted in the cloud. It comprises; The MPS Publishing Platform™ (MPP) an online video platform for publishing and managing video content and Peer2View® a cutting edge solution that enables large scale, live video broadcasts over the internet and over corporate networks. Since the start in 2003, the focus of the company has been to develop and sell technical solutions that utilize and enhance the added value of video, both to content rights owners, operators, and corporations, where making video easily accessible is key.
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 provide 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, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, China, Singapore 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