NexTV Argentina: Conax launches Conax Xtend Multiscreen™ solution
Delivering a highly cost-effective eco-system enabling pay-TV operators to boost their consumer’ offering with rich OTT multiscreen services.

12 June 2012
Buenos Aires, NexTV Summit 2012, June 12th: Conax, global security specialist for video content distribution, announced the launch of Conax Xtend Multiscreen™. The new solution developed together with strategic partners Cubiware and MPS Broadband and 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.

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 combined 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.”

Conax @ NexTV Summit South America 2012, Hotel Pestana, Buenos Aires

  • “Content Security at the heart of next generation TV ecosystems”
  • Rohit Mehra, VP Americas, Conax – Tuesday, June 12th at 10.50 am

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 operator benefits:

  • 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:

  • 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 contact
Jørgen Thaule, Communications Director
Email: Jorgen.thaule@telenor.com
Phone: +47 91 55 96 07

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. Cubiware is privately held company with headquarters in Warsaw, Poland. 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.

About Conax (www.conax.com)
Conax provides future-oriented security solutions and expertise that empower multi-screen digital TV content providers, cable, satellite, IP, mobile and terrestrial operators to deliver premium content over the combined Over-The-Top scenario of broadcast, broadband and connected devices securely and eliminate potential revenue threats. 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 is 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.

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