Brazilian MSO SimTV chooses security partner Conax for digitization of its cable TV operations

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011
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SÃO PAULO, Brazil — ABTA — Today global security provider Conax announced it has entered a contract with Brazilian cable TV operator, SimTV. In the contract Conax will deliver a high-end content protection solution for SIMTV’s cable TV service and guidance for the digitization of the operator’s 16 remote sites throughout the country.

SimTV, a leading player within the Brazilian market, offers an exciting bouquet of programs and services. Owned by BandTV (Grupo Bandeirantes Communications), SimTV’s Canal 17 already serves about 50 municipalities and covers a population of 1,101,175 households providing a market ripe with key growth opportunities. In the new offering, Conax security-evaluated client devices from Jiuzhou will be deployed on the SimTV platform.

“SIMTV is confident in its choice of Conax, a strong, stable security partner, to protect and enhance our business as it grows, said Mr. Carlos Vaisman, President, SimTV. We believe that Conax’ broad experience within digitization and our close cooperation will make a strong partnership for maximizing SimTV’s new opportunities and securing future business models.”

“We are very proud that leading MSO, SimTV, has selected Conax for its long term security partner, says Ricardo Pirola, VP Latin America, Conax. Conax will provide SimTV’s operations with expertise and guidance to ensure a prosperous digitization process. In our close cooperation with the SimTV team, we aim to provide the support and additional knowledge to enhance SimTV’s ambitious growth strategy and harness its potential in the rapidly growing Brazilian market.”

Meet Conax at ABTA, Saõ Paulo, Aug. 9-11th: Stand #E1