German and Bulgarian DTT platforms to deploy security from Conax

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009
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AMSTERDAM — IBC — Conax, global provider of content security solutions for digital Pay-TV, announces that the latest European DTT platforms will include content protection technology from Conax. 40% of the rapidly expanding DTT market already deploys technology from Conax today, including top-tier content security for 13 national DTT platforms in Europe.

Hannu Pro Bulgaria, a daughter company of Hannu-Pro Latvia and a leading system integrator in the Baltic States, has been awarded the tender for the second phase of the forthcoming Bulgarian DTT project. Hannu Pro Bulgaria intends to use a Conax solution for deployment of 3 MUX SFN networks, which will cover 96% of Bulgarian territory by 2015.

Conax will also provide operational content security for services marketed by Eutelsat visAvision. The content security for the DTT platform will be managed by Conax, in Oslo.

“Hannu Pro intends to partner with Conax on the Bulgarian DTT platform based on the positive experience surrounding Hannu Pro’s Conax content security solution in our Latvia DVB T operations – a platform covering 99% of Latvian territory, says Gintars Kavacis, Managing Director, Hannu Pro ( The new DTT service will include exciting new services and provide security for our content revenue streams.”

Geir Bjørndal, EVP Products & Markets, Conax, “In a market where consumers are traditionally not willing to pay for content, German DTT has been available free-to-air thus far. Through this initiative, Eutelsat visAvision will be able to provide a host of innovative new DTT services and applications and a wider selection of choices to viewers. As platform provider for the first client, RTL Group, Eutelsat visAvision will initially make RTL encrypted content available via several thematic channels. Conax will provide the content security for the solution.”

Together with market leading partners, Conax has long experience in translating DTT challenges to successes. Conax’ superior, open standards content security solutions, combined with Conax’ freedom of choice for security-evaluated consumer devices provide unsurpassed secure flexibility for pay-TV operators and content distribution.