Evolution Digital and Conax Announce Innovative Hosted Content Security Solution for Cable Operators in US
CoBridge and Zito first Independent Cable Operators to Launch Evolution DTAs with Conax Content Security and Avail-TVN Hosted MPEG-4 Content.

Centennial, CO, USA, February 28, 2011 – Evolution Digital, LLC, a leading supplier of digital solutions for bandwidth reclamation and next-generation set-top boxes, today announced in partnership with Avail-TVN, the largest digital media services company in North America and Conax, one of the world’s largest Content Security providers, the launch of an innovative turn-key content and CA Hosted Solution for US cable operators.

This new Hosted Solution will allow cable operators to deploy Evolution DTA’s with Conax Content Security and delivers a full content line-up of MPEG-4 encoded live programming, provided by digital media services leader Avail-TVN, without the need for expensive local Content Security systems in every headend. Conax Content Security, Set Top Box control, SI and CableCARDTM support will be hosted at Avail-TVN’s Super Headend in Burbank, CA.

Conax successfully serves 350+ operators in 80 countries and is Evolution Digital’s Content Security partner for the North American Market. Conax and Evolution Digital have successfully deployed Content Security and Set Top Box solutions for a number of Operators in the North American market. The Conax Content Security Hosted Solution enables operators to deploy Avail-TVN’s linear SD and HD programming securely and fully encrypted at an affordable price.

“We understand system operations and bandwidth reclamation,” explains Marc Cohen, Executive Vice President of Sales, Evolution Digital, who, prior to joining Evolution, was an independent operator with multiple bandwidth challenged systems. “Developing a hosted MPEG-4 solution as a vendor has been a top priority. The ability for operators to cost effectively launch MPEG-4 is important to both independent operators and large MSO’s.

“The cost savings for operators receiving a centralized MPEG-4 feed in a fully hosted environment is substantial. Our solution will help operators regain significant bandwidth while reducing the initial capital expenditure and ongoing headend support costs to do so.”
Evolution and Conax have dedicated engineering staff to manage all Hosted Solution launches and on-going support.

CoBridge and Zito Media are the first operators to sign up for the new Hosted Solution. CoBridge recently purchased 36 systems located in seven states. CoBridge is taking an aggressive strategy to reclaim bandwidth and launch MPEG-4 without completing a full rebuild. The hosted solution allows CoBridge the option to move fast and keep their costs down. Zito Media started deploying a centralized MPEG-4 solution with Evolution and Avail-TVN several months ago. Switching to the Hosted Solution will allow Zito Media to accelerate their deployment schedule.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Evolution Digital, LLC
Marketing Manager
Katie Beth Kauffman
E-mail: kkauffman@evolutionbb.com
Tel. (303) 408.9388

Conax
Leslie Johnsen
Head of Public Relations
Email: leslie.johnsen@conax.com
Cell: +47 41 45 80 43

About CoBridge
Cobridge communications is a cable television, high speed internet and digital television provider bringing advanced services to communities in Arkansas, Alabama, Texas, Missouri, Georgia, Louisiana, and Ohio serving more than 60,000 households. Our goal is to bring advanced services to the communities we serve while maintaining the highest quality standards and first class customer service.

About Zito Media
Zito Media serves residential and commercial customers in rural communities located in eleven states. Zito is focused on strategies which enable strong video, high-speed data, and voice products in communities where market size and density make conventional approaches difficult to justify financially.

About Evolution Digital
Evolution Digital, LLC was formed to provide cost-effective solutions for small-to-medium size cable operators to stem the loss of subscribers to DBS and Telco competition. By using Evolution Digital’s low-cost DTA converter, operators can reclaim analog bandwidth and use that additional bandwidth to enhance their HD and high-speed data offerings. Once momentum is regained, Evolution Digital provides products to win back lost market share and prepare the market for next generation, “over-the-top” content with ever increasing ARPU as TV and high speed data merge. Evolution Digital is committed to open standards for both set-top boxes and content security, providing operators with choice previously unavailable. www.evolutionbb.com

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. 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. www.conax.com

About Avail-TVN
Avail-TVN is the largest digital media services company in North America. Working with every major studio and television network, the company offers a full content line-up of MPEG-4 encoded live programming as well as video on demand content in MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 to multichannel video providers throughout the US, Canada, the Caribbean and Mexico. The Avail-TVN platform is an open, advanced technology, offering the most comprehensive, end-to-end solution for licensing, managing, distributing and marketing linear and on-demand content to virtually any platform today and is extensible to support the new services of tomorrow. For more information, please visit www.avail-tvn.com.

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