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RGB Networks signs partnership with Conax

Video technology provider RGB Networks has formed a partnership with Conax, a global provider of solutions for securing multi-device and digital video content distribution.  The joint offering – integrating Conditional Access Systems (CAS) and Digital Rights Management (DRM) from Conax within RGB’s TransAct Packager – allows pay TV operators to deliver services subscribers across any device, while guaranteeing that only paying viewers can access content, according to the pair.

RGB’s TransAct Packager uses adaptive streaming technology to enable the segmentation of video and audio into chunks that are delivered to PCs, mobile devices and set-top boxes using HTTP.  In addition, by using standard AES-128 encryption for HTTP Live Streaming or PlayReady for Smooth Streaming, the TransAct Packager can encrypt traffic and integrate key exchanges with digital rights management servers.  Incorporating Conax CAS/DRM, the solution now serves to better protect pay TV content from unauthorised viewing by non-subscribers, according to the pair.

“The demand for video and expectations of service are becoming greater each year. As video service providers continue to battle it out to win subscribers, they cannot afford to encounter a performance gap when it comes to content delivery, or tie themselves up in compliance issues,” said Simone Sassoli, vice-president of marketing and business development for RGB Networks.  “The combination of our solution with Conax CAS/DRM provides operators with a best-of-breed solution that addresses both business needs and market evolution.”

“We have several customers who have come to us for a solution that enabled them to deliver quality video content to customers without the risk of hijacking or disruption en route which has obvious negative impacts on business operations,” said Tom Jahr, executive vice president of products and partners at Conax. “The RGB Networks partnership with Conax now enables operators to reconcile these two issues so that they can continue to provide their own customers with the best viewing experience possible.”

RGB Networks will exhibit at IBC on stand 4.B70 and Conax will exhibit on stand 1.D69