Securing Android in pay-TV Operations
With over 25 years of security experience, Conax is ideally positioned to provide the best end-to-end solutions possible for your Android-based broadcast-OTT operations. All Conax solutions are based on the proven and future-proof Conax Contego Multi-DRM security backend and an open partner policy. Securing Android STBs according to the strict requirements for broadcast operations is a highly complex task. Operators will benefit from using security experts such as Conax to manage the security needs of their current operations and plan a reliable roadmap to the future.
Android provides the following benefits for the pay-TV operator:
- Abundance of apps
- Large developer community
- Innovation at the speed of the Internet
- Rich TV features and functionalities
- Open and flexible
Android is a great platform for TV operators, but there are significant security issues to overcome. Due to the mandatory inclusions and requirements set by Google for licensing Android, conflicts with industry-standard STB security requirements can arise. This can lead to serious implications for broadcast operations, which are the main source of revenues for Pay-TV operators.
Conax can provide your operation with:
- Unique security architecture for Android
- CA/DRM pre-embedded into chipset TEE
- Security guidance
- Security evaluations
For more information, please download the Android Security White Paper. The white paper discusses the threats to security in Android-based STBs posed by the combined broadcast-OTT environment and by Google’s requirements, and how these security issues can be resolved.