Conax’ growing security success in Russia now includes Telekarta DTH offering
Moscow, February 9th: Conax, a leading provider of security solutions for digital content distribution, announced today that it has entered a contract with Russian Satellite TV operator, Telekarta LLC (www.telekarta.tv). Security partner Conax will deliver content protection technology for the Telekarta DTH platform. Key factors in the Conax/Telekarta contract include Conax’ benchmark policy for “freedom of choice” of security-evaluated client devices, combined with no royalty fee and a wide range of client devices already available to the end consumer in the Russian market.

Conax security-evaluated client devices are required to undergo a renowned, strict security regime to qualify for certification. Conax is able to provide both Telekarta and Russian end consumers a highly comprehensive DTH offering that includes both proven, strong security track record and start-up costs lower in comparison to other regional DTH projects. Conax is a unique in that it offers operators the choice of secure turn-key solutions or the freedom to choose from a variety of partner solutions for a tailor-made secure solution.

“Conax is already known for its security record. Instrumental in our decision to select Conax to complement Telekarta’s rapidly growing DTH offering was the wide choice of Conax secure client devices for Telekarta’s end customers and no royalty fee, say Telekarta’s officials”

“Conax’ contract with Telekarta is unique as the partners will be working to offer Russia’s first low-cost DTH offering, says Thomas Blichfeldt, VP EMEA Sales, Conax. Conax is highly interested in the development of user-oriented services with high security level for optimized operator offerings, and feels that Conax and Telekarta’s project will perfectly complement current DTH offerings for the Russian end consumer.”

Conax Russia
Moscow
Larissa Makarovskaya, Area Sales Manager, Russia
Email: larissa.makarovskaya@conax.com
Mobile: +7 903 625 68 13

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

About Telekarta Ltd (www.telekarta.tv)
Telekarta is a satellite TV operator covering most territory of Russia using the brand Telekarta TV. The company was established in 2010 and currently provides DTH services via Intelsat-15 satellite (85,15° E).

About Conax
Conax’ core focus is developing security technology that empowers TV operators to deliver digital content securely, via all types of networks – cable, satellite, IP, mobile, terrestrial – to any device. Combining its benchmark policy for consumer devices and network of strategic partners, Conax technology secures digital content for 350 operators in 80 countries, representing 125 million pay TV consumers around the globe. Applying 25 years of pioneering content security experience, flagship product Conax Contego™, is the next generation content protection solution from Conax – a natural extension to Conax’ highly successful “freedom of choice” approach for supplying content securing to any device.

Conax has headquarters in Oslo, Norway, and is represented in Russia, Germany, China, Singapore, India, Brazil, USA and Canada, with 24/7 Global Support operations in India. Conax is part of the Telenor Group (www.telenor.com), who has operations in 11 markets, 195 million mobile subscriptions worldwide and is among the largest mobile operators in the world.

See www.conax.com for more information.

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