Conax enables Android to be a secure & real option for pay TV operators looking for a next generation TV platform by using Conax’ hardware-based separation technologies combined with security evaluations conducted by third party security experts.

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:

  • Popularity
  • 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.