Kudelski hit by poor emerging markets performance

TV technology outfit Kudelski Group, home of the Nagra and Conax brands, saw its integrated digital TV revenues drop significantly in the first half, with its Conax brand taking a particular hit in emerging markets. The company was also hit by restructuring costs.  Kudelski’s integrated digital TV revenues dropped by 16.4% in the first half […]

Conax secures first Latin American deal for OTT multiscreen technology

Kudelski-owned content security specialist Conax has secured the first Latin American deal for its Conax Go Live OTT multiscreen technology from Uruguay-based cable operator Montecable, an exising Conax customer. Montecable launched its OTT offering, Montecable MC Go Live in December. The service offers startover, catch-up and trick-play with full EPG functionality on live TV channels. […]

Cryptoguard names MEA sales chief

Content security provider Cryptoguard has named Saad Mouneimne as director, area sales, Middle East and Africa. Saad will be responsible for further strengthening CryptoGuard’s position and expansion into these regions that have been identified as having high growth potential. He was previously director of Middle East and Africa sales at Kudelski Group-owned Conax. Sweden-based Cryptoguard […]

Canal Digital taps Conax to secure Android TV service

Nordic pay TV operator Canal Digital has tapped Kudelski Group-owned Conax to provide content security for its new OnePlace Android TV-based advanced TV service. Canal Digital is using Conax to secure its new Android TV-based box, which is now available to its subscribers. Conax said its solution for Canal Digital is based on a strict […]

Conax highlights TVkey security at CES

Conax is due to highlight TVkey, a direct-to-TV security solution developed by its parent company Kudelski Group and Samsung, at this year’s CES. Conax TVkey is designed to let pay TV operators securely deliver content, including 4K Ultra HD and HDR, direct to smart TV sets through a USB dongle and HbbTV and HTML5 frameworks. […]

Argentinian operators tap Conax for security

Argentinian pay TV service providers CableVideo and Cosecor have turned to Kudelski Group-owned Conax to provide security services and technology. The regional operators have chosen to adopt technology and services from Conax and regional partner, BOLD MSS, to drive expansion in pay TV and multi-DRM content offerings. CableVideo is migrating its existing security platforms to […]

Conax launches multiscreen hub

Kudelski Group-owned Conax has used IBC to launch what it describes as a new modular multiscreen hub, Conax Arena. The new offering is designed to encompass the key components needed to launch a complete multiscreen offering. Conax Arena is pre-integrated with a range of partner technologies, enabling service providers to choose between video processing providers […]

Conax launches Lynx and Prime Access

Kudelski-owned content security specialist Conax has launched Conax Lynx, a TEE-based solution, and Conax Prime Access, a cardless security client designed for hybrid set-top-boxes. According to the company, Conax Lynx enables strong isolation on hybrid set-top-boxes, reduced integration effort for middleware partners and access to 4K/UHD content for operators. Lynx complements Conax smartcard and cardless […]

Kudelski slips into red as TV dip and IoT investments take toll

Kudelski Group slipped into the red in the first half of this year on weaker digital TV solutions sales, due in particular to subscriber losses at European customers, and losses in its growing cybersecurity business. Kudelski posted first half revenues of US$552 million (€470 million), up 12.5%, but operating income dived by 80.2% to US$6.7 […]

Conax strikes major reseller agreement with ZTE

Kudelski-owned conditional access specialist Conax has entered a global IPTV reseller agreement with Chinese technology giant ZTE. Under the terms of the deal Conax’s conditional access technology will be bundled with ZTE’s offering for the IPTV market. Conax is providing its Connected Access security client to ZTE, which combines conditional access and DRM in a […]

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