Conax wins Grupo TV Cable, Ecuador contract - securing digital migration
Partnership with Evolution Digital grows into South America - providing flexible, cost effective end-to-end DVB open solutions.

31 July 2012
ABTA, Sâo Paolo, July 31st, 2012: Conax, a leading global provider of solutions for protecting multi-device digital content, announced its contract with Grupo TV Cable in Ecuador. Together with partner Evolution Digital LLC who provides competitive STBs, Conax has deployed a highly cost effective and flexible content security solution for enabling Grupo TV Cable with smooth digital migration and additional services such as pre-paid voucher and pay-per-view. The security provider’s aim is to help Latin American pay-TV operators like Grupo TV Cable position their offerings for the future with proven DVB open standards solutions through the option to choose from a wide selection of proven, highly secure, reliable and economical client devices including best-of-breed components for a total platform.

The Conax / Evolution partnership has provided the cable operator with an open, ready-made and proven platform solution, with regional support. The proven solution will help Grupo TV Cable digitize new cities and networks more cost effectively and introduce hybrid STB solutions, as well as provide flexibility to respond to market changes and the scalability to grow and add new markets.

– “We selected security partner Conax as we needed to minimize potential challenges presented by the development of interoperability with other elements in the total platform, says Derek Caney, CTO, TV Cable. Knowing that the Conax /Evolution solution has been very successful and running smoothly at other operations, such as Cablemas in Mexico, was also a key determining factor in our selection.”

-”Strong partner relations, innovative and commitment to offer highly flexible solutions to the Latin American market, were some additional factors.”
-Rohit Mehra, VP Americas, Conax, “Conax is very excited about working with TV Cable – Our cooperation provides an important message to the other operators in the region that Conax brings in highly cost effective, stable DVB Pay TV solutions along with key partners like Evolution Digital who ensure quality, cost effective and stable Set Top Boxes with an evolving path to Hybrid / OTT products. Conax and partners are able to show a long term plan and product evolution to ensure the operators are able to face the challenges in the market today and plan for future services and products to fight competition and bring in more revenue.

-“We are honored to have been selected as the set-top provider for TV Cable’s move to DVB. Our goal, along with Conax, is to provide customers with the most secure, reliable, and cost effective solution for deploying digital services”, Brent Smith, President, Evolution Digital LCC.

Grupo TV Cable is deploying Conax security for the migrations of systems in 5 smaller markets in Ecuador and converting the analog systems to Digital with increased programming and quality. The services being offered initially are SD and HD subscription, Pay per View and Pre Paid Voucher services. The Billing system vendor is Comarch from Poland, EdgeQAM from Arris and STBs from Evolution Digital.

Having the flexibility to choose from multiple STB vendors, EdgeQAM suppliers and middleware solutions are key advantages of using a Conax Content Security Platform over other competitive solutions, continues Mr. Caney. In addition, the level of customer support provided by Conax and partner Evolution Digital has been very responsive in all aspects of the implementation.

Meet Conax at leading Latin America events including ABTA , Sâo Paulo, and Jornados Internacionales, Buenos Aires in September.

Conax Americas
Rohit Mehra, VP Americas
Email: rohit.mehra@conax.com
Tel: +1 (647) 404-9920

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

Evolution Digital LLC press contact
Katie Beth Kauffman, Marketing Manager
Email: kkauffman@evolutionbb.com
Tel: +1 (303) 414-1931

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

About TV Cable (www.grupotvcable.com.ec)
Grupo TV Cable is a corporate group within Telecommunications, based on 100% Ecuadorian capital. TV Cable was established through the integration of key companies in the telecommunications sector offering related services and value added services such as TV Cable, SATNET, SURATEL and SETEL. We strive to meet the needs of our customers through quality services, based on advanced technology and highly trained staff and dedication to service.

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. Conax Contego™ portfolio of solution 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, 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, 125 million mobile subscriptions and is among the world’s largest mobile operators. Corporate responsibility. Follow Conax on Twitter

About Evolution Digital, LCC (www.evolutionbb.com)
Evolution Digital, LLC was formed to provide cost-effective solutions for small-to-medium size cable operators to stem the loss of subscribers to DBS and Telco competition. By using Evolution Digital’s low-cost DTA converter, operators can reclaim analog bandwidth and use that additional bandwidth to enhance their HD and high-speed data offerings. Once momentum is regained, Evolution Digital provides products to win back lost market share and prepare the market for next generation, “over-the-top” content with ever increasing ARPU as TV and high speed data merge. Evolution Digital is committed to open standards for both set-top boxes and content security, providing operators with choice previously unavailable. www.evolutionbb.com.