London, 10 March 2014- PayWizard, the specialist in subscriber management and billing solutions for multiscreen pay-TV, has partnered with global innovator in total service protection, Conax, to boost operators’ offerings for multiscreen content delivery and monetization. Together, PayWizard and Conax are enabling pay-TV operators and content owners to securely deliver multiscreen content, manage subscribers, and offer payment services across a range of devices, platforms, territories and colourful new services. PayWizard and Conax are offering pay-TV operators and broadcasters additional flexibility, more services, more payment options and new methods to enhance the consumer experience and boost viewer satisfaction – creating strong business values for operators.
Consumers have come to expect instant and easy access to the content they want, anytime, anywhere, and on any device. As a result, today’s broadcasters are challenged by “service shaving” in competition with OTT services such as Netflix and others. Integrating PayWizard’s award-winning subscriber management platform with Conax’s flexible multiscreen security solution enables operators to easily register and manage subscriber accounts and process payment seamlessly, across all devices. PayWizard and Conax are helping operators monetize the evolving multiscreen scenario with flexible and secure content delivery whilst offering a convenient and compelling unified entertainment experience for subscribers, which reduces churn.
“Conax has developed an ecosystem for secure multiscreen content delivery including new services and potential revenue streams such as Live TV on multiscreen, PRV quota, catch-up services and more. Integrating PayWizard’s award-winning platform provides yet another important building block in the value chain,” said Tor Helge Kristiansen, VP Product Management, Conax. “Combining our powerful Conax Contego Unite™ multiscreen solution with feature-rich, value-added extras such as seamless subscriber management and billing from PayWizard provides strong business values for operators preparing for the multiscreen future”.
“Our enterprise class software and specialist knowledge means we are perfectly positioned to help companies overcome the challenges of unifying multiscreen delivery, and our work with Conax is a true reflection of that,” said Ryan Welmans, Partner Manager, PayWizard. “By partnering with leading technology providers like Conax, PayWizard’s rich interoperability can reduce lead times and deployment costs for those involved. This partnership in particular shows how we are responding to the needs of today’s pay-TV operators and broadcasters, and providing the additional power and flexibility to enhance the TV experience whilst driving business performance. This is exactly what our Partner Programme is designed to do- help and support companies as they adapt their technologies to today’s evolving landscape”.
PayWizard’s enterprise class software combines intelligent subscriber management, multi-device customer relationship management and an array of powerful payment services to enable companies to truly monetise the TV everywhere experience.
PayWizard delivers next-generation subscriber management and billing solutions for today’s multiplatform world. Based on our enterprise class software, we combine intelligent subscriber management, multi-device customer relationship management and an array of powerful payment services to enable pay-TV operators and other media companies to truly monetize the TV everywhere experience.
With 15 billion video-enabled devices set to be in the global marketplace by 2020, it is becoming a strategic imperative for pay-TV operators to create compelling TV everywhere experiences that embrace new routes to market. Our comprehensive set of products and services address these commercial challenges by using data-based monetization and marketing strategies to drive revenues and profitability.
PayWizard is ensuring pay-TV operators remain successful in today’s highly competitive TV landscape. Each year we enable more than $400million in pay-TV revenues for our global client base which includes leading media companies BT Vision, NBC Universal, ITV and Virgin Media.
About Conax (www.conax.com)
Conax is a leading global specialist around the total service protection for digital TV services over broadcast, broadband and connected devices. Through the future-proof Conax Contego™ security hub, Conax provides telcos, cable, satellite, IP, mobile and terrestrial operators with the innovative, flexible and cost-efficient solutions to deliver premium content securely and positioning to capture new market segments. Bundling 25 years of pioneering experience, its benchmark policy for security-evaluated client devices and strategic partner network, Conax technology enables secure content revenues for operators representing 140 million pay-TV consumers in 85 countries globally.
ISO 9001 & 27001 certified, Conax is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, and represented in Russia, Germany, Brazil, USA, Canada, Mexico, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, China, Singapore, with 24/7 Global Support operations in India. Conax is part of Telenor Group who has operations in 13 markets, 32,000 employees, 160 million mobile subscriptions and is among the world’s largest mobile operators. Corporate responsibility. Follow Conax www.twitter.com/ConaxAS and LinkedIn
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