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Conax Asia launch of Conax Xtend Multiscreen™ at Communicasia, Singapore
Delivering a highly cost-effective eco-system enabling pay-TV operators to boost their consumer’ offering with rich OTT multiscreen services.

19 June 2012
Communicasia, Singapore June 18th: Conax, global security specialist for video content distribution will be launching the new Conax Xtend Multiscreen™ solution to the Asia markets at Communicasia. The new solution, developed together with strategic partners Cubiware and MPS Broadband, will provide pay-TV operators with a groundbreaking, pre-integrated ecosystem. The highly cost efficient solution will considerably reduce time-to-market for delivering new services to connected devices such as Catch-up, VOD, Live broadcast and more. Conax Xtend Multiscreen™ will enable operators of all sizes to easily integrate support for multi¬screen and OTT services to broadcast operations. The partners launched the new product in the EMEA markets at a press briefing at Anga Cable in Cologne, Germany last week.

Press launch & reception @ Communicasia: June 19, 5 pm: Stand #1G2-14
Conax, Cubiware and MPS Broadband will reveal of the details of the new Conax Xtend Multiscreen™ solution to the media, customers and partners. Demos will be available throughout Communicasia.

Why Conax Xtend Multiscreen™ ?
Until now, the challenge for pay-TV operators looking to harness the opportunities and demands presented by Over-the-Top content distribution has been identifying a full-featured, secure multiscreen solution. Combining the advanced technology and expertise provided by Conax, Cubiware and MPS Broadband has made it possible to offer the market a truly unique solution for making the transition to advanced multiscreen services.

Conax Xtend Multiscreen™ will enable operators reduced cost and time-to-market for delivering new services to connected devices like hybrid client devices, tablets and smart phones. Subscribers will reap the benefits of full control of their viewing schedule and a rich, live broadcast entertainment experience available at any time, any place and on any device.

“The Conax Xtend Multiscreen™ approach is unprecedented in the market today, says Tom Jahr, EVP Products & Partners, Conax. Working with strategic partners Cubiware for advanced user interface technologies, and MPS Broadband for content management, the benchmark Conax Xtend Multiscreen™ solution has the potential to set a new standard in terms of price/performance for multiscreen solutions. We are combining best-of-breed technologies to deliver a world class solution that will enable operators to capitalize on the new multiscreen television environment.”

Partnership for taking pay-TV operations to the next level
Conax Contego Unite™ provides streamlined protection of content across media consumption devices, employing Conax Contego Unite™ as a common CAS/DRM system. CubiTV middleware (User Interface Technologies) provides a rich user experience and a consistent look and feel across client devices, with high efficiency that enables advanced services on low-cost clients. MPS Publishing Platform® (MPP) is a full end-to-end content management system for managing, publishing, and distributing live and on demand video services. MPP controls the content and meta¬data workflows. Conax Xtend Multiscreen™ is integrated with a range of multiscreen encoding solutions and Content Delivery Networks.

Key benefits for operators:

  • Easily ex¬tend offering to include OTT content and connected devices
  • Reduced risk, operational complexity, cost and time-to-market
  • Highly cost-effective solution
  • Easy integration with pay-TV operator’s existing infrastructure

Contego Xtend Multiscreen™ features include:

  • Video-on-Demand, catch-up and Live-TV
  • Support for STBs, smart phones, tablets, PCs and Macs
  • Consistent and intuitive user experience across all devices
  • Follow-me functionality and smart remote control
  • Peer2View® technology from MPS Broadband

“Conax Xtend Multiscreen as a pre-integrated solution offers short time-to-market and significantly reduced deployment risk. This is what the market is waiting for today,” says Maciej Grzonkowski, CTO at Cubiware.

Pontus Eklöf, COO at MPS Broadband comments, “We are pleased to include our technologies for workflow simplification and distribution enhancement in Conax Xtend Multiscreen™ to enable a unique end-to-end eco-system for OTT services.”

The Conax Xtend Multiscreen™ solution will reduce technical complexity for operators, exposure to the risks of untested solutions and decreased time to market – making the introduction of new and advanced services manageable and profitable.

Conax press contact
Leslie Johnsen, Head of Public Relations
Email: leslie.johnsen@conax.com
Phone: +47 41 45 80 43
Telenor Broadcast press release
Jørgen Thaule, Communications Director
Email: Jorgen.thaule@telenor.com?
Phone: +47 91 55 96 07

Cubiware press contact
Ula Niemirska
Email: ula@cubiware.com
Phone: +48 22 207 2941
MPS Broadband press contact
Pernilla Mogefors
Email: pernilla.mogefors@mpsbroadband.com
Phone: +46 70 276 76 54

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.

About Cubiware
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 its partner network around the globe, Cubiware supplies to pay TV operators in Europe, Americas, Asia and Africa. For more information please visit www.cubiware.com or email info@cubiware.com

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.