September 9, 2013 – IBC 2013, stand 4.B70 – RGB Networks, the leading provider of scalable multiscreen IP video delivery solutions, has today announced its new partnership with Conax, a global provider of solutions for securing multi-device and digital video content distribution. The joint offering – integrating Conditional Access Systems (CAS) and Digital Rights Management (DRM) from Conax within RGB’s TransAct Packager – allows pay-TV operators to deliver a unique viewing experience to their subscribers at anytime and across any device, while guaranteeing that only paying viewers can access content.
RGB’s TransAct Packager uses adaptive streaming technology to enable the segmentation of video and audio into chunks that are reliably delivered to PCs, mobile devices and set-top boxes using HTTP. In addition, by using standard AES-128 encryption for HTTP Live Streaming or PlayReady for Smooth Streaming, the TransAct Packager can encrypt traffic and integrate key exchanges with digital rights management servers. Incorporating Conax CAS/DRM, the solution now serves to better protect pay-TV content from unauthorized viewing by non-subscribers. By shielding content from signal piracy in this way, operators are in turn freed of any copyright infringement headaches and can retain control over their most valuable assets.
“The demand for video and expectations of service are becoming greater each year. As video service providers continue to battle it out to win subscribers, they cannot afford to encounter a performance gap when it comes to content delivery, or tie themselves up in compliance issues,” said Simone Sassoli, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for RGB Networks. “The combination of our solution with Conax CAS/DRM provides operators with a best-of-breed solution that addresses both business needs and market evolution.”
In a highly competitive marketplace, providers cannot take the chance of potential customers opting for pirated content instead, or losing existing ones as a result of poor service provision. This partnership between RGB Networks and Conax is a direct outcome of increasing operator concerns over securing video content and protecting revenue streams. Indeed, the companies have joint customers who have encouraged them to work together to deliver an integrated solution for securing and delivering high-quality streaming video.
“We have several customers who have come to us for a solution that enabled them to deliver quality video content to customers without the risk of hijacking or disruption en route which has obvious negative impacts on business operations,” said Tom Jahr, Executive Vice President of Products and Partners at Conax. “The RGB Networks partnership with Conax now enables operators to reconcile these two issues so that they can continue to provide their own customers with the best viewing experience possible.”
Executives from RGB will be available to discuss the partnership further at its IBC stand (4.B70) for the duration of the show, taking place at the RAI arena in Amsterdam, September 13-17, 2013.
Conax provides future-oriented security solutions and expertise that empower multi-screen and digital TV content providers around the globe to deliver premium content over the combined Over-The-Top scenario of broadcast, broadband and connected devices, through secure DRM. Bundling 25 years of pioneering content security experience, the Conax Contego portfolio of multiscreen solutions provides operators with a competitive advantage, highly secure solutions, flexibility, reduced hardware costs, easy deployment and upgrade. 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 over 85 countries around the globe. Conax is part of Telenor Group who has operations in 11 markets, 33.000 employees, 148 million mobile subscriptions and is among the world’s largest mobile operators.
About RGB Networks
RGB Networks enables video service providers to migrate to a multiscreen environment for the delivery of linear and on-demand video over managed and unmanaged IP networks. Wide adoption of the company’s IP video solutions is based on core strengths in transcoding, advertising and overlay insertion, and statistical multiplexing. RGB’s solutions for video delivery to TVs, desktop and mobile devices are built to deliver the highest video quality at the best price-performance on the market—they uniquely offer the density and scalability required to support the growing demands of consumers with integrated functionality that simplifies operators’ network architectures and minimises operational costs. RGB’s products are deployed by over 400 cable, telco, satellite, OTT and mobile operators in 40+ countries. Venture capital investment firms include Accel Partners, Comcast Interactive, Focus Ventures, Granite Ventures, Institutional Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, and Mitsui & Co. Venture Partners. RGB is a private, profitable company based in Sunnyvale, California with offices around the world. For more information, please visit our website – www.rgbnetworks.com – and IP video blog – www.rgbnetworks.com/blog – and follow us on Twitter @RGB_Networks.
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