Cablemás expands use of Conax security and Evolution set-top boxes

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011 
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Cablemás setting standard for digitization of TV services in Mexico

CANITEC, Mexico City — Cablemás, Mexico’s 2nd largest cable operator is driving the standard for digital TV in Latin America’s largest market for pay-tv. In 2010, Cablemás entered an agreement with Conax, and Evolution Digital LLC, for Conax content security platform and Evolution set-top devices with Conax embedded security. Now Cablemás is expanding their digital service offering to include next generation IP video services using the Conax security platform and Evolution hybrid IP set-tops and DVRs.

Headquartered in Mexico City, Cablemás has continued to grow its subscriber base through its bouquet of value-added triple play services. Now Cablemás can also offer the advantages of a digital environment to households across the country.

Conax has deployed four redundant centralized Content Security head-ends to serve Cablemás’ 1 million plus subscriber base. The Conax System is highly scalable and offers Subscription, Pay-Per-View, Conax Pairing and On Demand products. Already over 260,000 high quality SD and HD Evolution Digital devices have been shipped and installed with an additional 320,000 on order.

Carlos Alvarez, Managing Director of Cablemás Telecomunicaciones S.A. de C.V, said “The strong cooperation with Conax and Evolution Digital has provided Cablemás with simple and elegant solutions to drive our digitization process. The expertise and strong product line fuelled with a great partnership have further strengthened Cablemás’ confidence in our partners and the development of the Cablemás cable operation.”

“Cablemás is a very dynamic organization with a clear vision and focus on digital TV trends, said Rohit Mehra, VP Sales, N. America. Conax is very excited about the success of the Cablemás deployment of digital TV and pleased with the local support provided by our Mexican representative iExpertus. Conax aims on maintaining an open platform to ensure customers globally like Cablemás can easily adapt to evolving Digital TV trends.”

“We applaud the progressive approach taken by Cablemás in embracing the migration of digital video to IP, to deliver video content wherever and whenever their subscribers desire,” says Brent Smith, President of Evolution Digital. “This move will put Cablemás ahead of its competitors and enable them to take advantage of the ever expanding global IP content library.”