Sub-Sahara Africa’s “My TV” secures satellite DTH operations with Conax chipset pairing technology
Dubai, March 7th, 2012: Conax, a leading global provider of solutions for protecting multi-device digital content, today announced that Nigeria-based pay-tv operator My TV is further extending its 6-year relationship with security partner Conax and has committed to deploying a Conax Chipset Pairing solution for its satellite platform. Implementation of Conax chipset pairing keys is intended to protect My TV’s revenues stream from content piracy and eliminating use of unapproved receiver models.

Chipset Pairing creates an additional barrier to content theft ensuring defined content is only released to consumer devices supporting the chipset pairing key. The technology provides protection against Control Word distribution by offering a secured channel between smart card and chip – thus, content can only be viewed on secure and authorized devices

With increased security for pay TV content a necessity in sub-Sahara Africa, My TV is taking advantage of its upcoming Receiver Upgrade/Replacement campaign ahead of the planned migration to MPEG-4 compression, then DVB-S2 modulation of its current MPEG-2, DVB-S broadcasts, to introduce chipset pairing as a standard feature in both High Definition and Standard Definition Upgrade Receiver models being offered as replacements for My TV subscribers’ existing receivers.

“Conax has proven to be a wise choice of a Conditional Access System for the My TV service. Flexibility, responsiveness and great support having been the characteristics of My TV’s enjoyable relationship with Conax over the past six years, it was only natural to choose to grow that relationship and implement Conax’ chipset pairing solution on the path to a planned migration to Conax Contego, from the present CAS7, said Elie Abourrousse, CEO of My TV.”

“The migration to MPEG-4, DVB-S2 will enable My TV to add channels to its current bouquet, as well as add premium channels that will attract a subscription fee supplement. After a challenging six years in pay TV in sub-Sahara Africa, My TV feels confident about making the investment the migration processes require.”

“According to Hans Kwaaitaal, VP Strategic Partner Relations, Conax, “Conax recommends all operations using set-top-boxes deploy chipset pairing technology, by far the most secure solution for protecting content. Conax’ pioneering technology will provide My TV with an additional level of protection for pre-paid content revenues delivered to the consumer’s client device.”

“My TV is part of what we believe to be a trend for African operators to move to chipset pairing solution, says Saad Mouneimne, Director Areas ME & Africa. In additional to a host of new features and functionality included in the planned upgrade to the Conax Contego content protection platform, we believe My TV’s decision to deploy pairing as a standard feature will enable the elimination of illicit receivers and enhance long-term content revenues.”

MENA Sales Representation, Conax
Saad Mouneimne, Director Areas ME & Africa
Email: saad.mouneimne@conax.com
Mobile: +47 90092831

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

About My TV (www.MyTVAfrica.tv)
My TV is a satellite-delivered Pay TV service, offering affordable and entertaining content to English-speaking sub-Sahara African families with limited disposable income. The service is a mix of movies, sports, lifestyle, fashion, music, kids, news and general interest channels.

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™ and Conax Contego™ Unite 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, 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