Conax expands Contego portfolio

Kudelski-owned Conax has expanded its Conax Contego portfolio and will demo innovations including end-to-end forensic watermarking for UHD and secure Android TV. Conax will showcase services at IBC including its multi-DRM backend and quick-to-deploy solutions for OTT and TV Everywhere. It will also announce a new solution for IPTV. The Conax Contego unified security hub […]

Conax appoints head of services

TV security specialist Conax has appointed Oliver Bernau, formerly an executive at Nordic IT company Evry, as executive vice-president and head of services. In the newly created role, Bernau will lead Conax’s recently-formed services division and work to grow the company’s global services portfolio and launch new service offerings. Commenting on the hire, Conax president […]

Mixed results for Telenor Broadcast

Telenor Broadcast saw a year-on-year fall in revenues for the first quarter of this year thanks to the impact of the sale of conditional access division Conax and lower DTH and satellite revenues. Overall, the Broadcast division saw turnover slide from NOK1.893 million to NOK1.53 million for the quarter.  Telenor Broadcast-owned DTH service Canal Digital […]

StarTimes taps Conax and ALi for Africa expansion

Digital TV service provider StarTimes has adopted a range of Conax certified set-top boxes based on ALi chipset solutions to further expand in Africa. “The collaboration with global leading partners, ALi and Conax, helps us deliver optimised total solutions in terms of performance, security, and costs that drive DTV expansion in Africa,” said StarTimes chairman […]

Conax to highlight Kudelski opportunities, range of solutions

Conax will use IBC to highlight new opportunities available to it as part of the Kudelski Group as well as to showcase the newest product features in its flagship Conax Contego security hub and its new, entry-level solution Conax GO Live and a new cost efficient secure client, Conax OTT Access. At the show, Conax […]

Conditional Access market to decline as pay TV reaches saturation

The global market for conditional access (CA) technology used in set-top boxes is set to peak in 2015 then decline as pay TV services reach saturation, according to IHS Technology.  The research firm predicts that the CA market will expand in 2014 and 2015, driven by Chinese and Indian cable TV digitisation and “further pay TV […]

Continued subscriber decline for Canal Digital

Telenor’s Canal Digital DTH pay TV unit saw continued decline of its subscriber base in the second quarter, dropping from 920,000 in March to 915,000 in June.  Canal Digital saw revenues slip slightly in the second quarter, down from NOK1.119 billion (€134 million) to NOK1.109 billion. Overall, Telenor Broadcast, of which Canal Digital is a […]

Conax to provide solution for live OTT

Conax is planning to target pay TV operators that want to launch live OTT services with a new product later this summer. The content security provider will in August launch a ‘live TV app’, enabling operators to launch a live service for multple devices, along with OTT Access, a new, basic security solution that is […]

Kudelski unveils vision for Conax acquisition

Swiss conditional access and interactive TV technology provider Kudelski will continue to run Norway-based Conax as an independent unit within the Kudelski Group and Conax will continue to be based in Oslo, according to Conax chairman and CEO André Kudelski. “The Kudelski Group will continue to run Conax as a company within the Kudelski Group, […]

Kudelski Group completes Conax deal

Swiss digital security firm The Kudelski Group has completed its acquisition of Oslo, Norway-based rival Conax.  Conax provides content protection for digital TV services over broadcast, broadband and connected devices. Kudelski agreed to pay Conax’s previous owner Telenor Broadcast NOK1.509 billion (€180 million) for the conditional access unit last month.