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Cablemás chooses Conax to support VOD extension

Conditional access provider Conax has secured a deal with Mexican cable operator Cablemás to support the expansion of its video-on-demand platform.

Cablemás will use Conax Xtend Multiscreen to roll out additional VOD content to multiscreen users in the residential and hospitality market via hybrid set-top boxes provided by Evolution Digital.

Conax’s Xtend Multiscreen solution supports VOD and other advanced services such as catch-up, live TV, nDVR and multiscreen.

Integrating the VOD part of the Conax Xtend Multiscreen solution will provide Cablemás with flexibility to add more local content to its platform.

Cablemás has chosen an encoding and head end platform from Harmonic and CDN infrastructure from Juniper. Evolution Digital, Conax and middleware partner Cubiware will handle the integration of the Conax Xtend Multiscreen solution and new hybrid boxes into the Cablemás operations.

Televisa-owned Cablemás serves over 1.6 million pay TV customers and 600,000 broadband clients.

Rohit Mehra, vice-president, Americas, Conax, said, “Over the last few years, working hand-in-hand with the  team at Cablemás and our strategic partners Evolution Digital and Cubiware for middleware, we continue to evolve and foster innovative and future-driven solutions for guiding Cablemas through digitization and beyond for realizing new revenue channels and churn protection. Conax and partners are privileged to work with the forward-thinking and skilled team at Cablemás.”

Conax will be exhibiting at ANGA COM on Stand K21, Hall 10.2.