Montecable and Nuevo Siglo roll out VOD in Uruguay with Conax

Monday, June 24th, 2013
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Cable operators Montecable and Nuevo Siglo rolling out VOD services using OTT; secured by Conax Contego Unite™

  • Leading Uruguay operators deploying Hybrid DVB-C/IP Over-the-Top platform to bring unique market differentiating services like VOD and other On Demand services using Conax Contego Unite™ and Conax Secure Clients DRM solution

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — NexTV South America Summit — Conax, a leading global provider of solutions for securing multi-device and digital video content distribution, today announced that Uruguay pay-TV operators Montecable and Nuevo Siglo are deploying content security solution Conax Contego Unite™ and Conax Secure Clients to enable the addition of advanced Over-the-Top multiscreen, multi-network video and content consumption services. The operators are in commercial deployment with security partner Conax and middleware provider Cubiware in a joint project led by system integrator Bold MSS to roll out the new, advanced OTT broadband services. The Hybrid OTT solution provides the Uruguay operators with a highly cost efficient and unique market differentiator for offering value-added services for the end consumer. The new Conax Security platform deployed for provisioning the Hybrid DVB-C/P solution will run in simulcrypt with a legacy security platform.

The revolutionary new platform will enable the operators to offer a unique consumer experience while adding new features and solutions, such as a bouquet of value-added, secure OTT services, VOD, Live TV, and multiscreen offerings for broadband-savvy consumers looking to take advantage of flexible content consumption.

“It was very important for us to work with experienced, regional partners, says Mario Oliveira, CTO, Nuevo Siglo. BOLD MSS has provided top quality service and valuable expertise in rolling out the new solution. Conax offered both a highly flexible, proven eco-system and the freedom to choose the OTT system components. Thus, we selected the combined Conax / Cubiware solution to provide us with both proven, future-proof security and additional flexibility for consumer services moving into the next generation of content consumption.”

“We were looking for a “turnkey solution” and strong partners that could ensure both fast time-to-market and a high quality solution, said Federico de Leon, CTO, Montecable, The expertise of system integrator Bold, combined with the proven, future-orientedand efficient solutions provided by Conax and Cubiware is enabling us to offer a highly unique market differentiator for tapping the new revenue streams offered by OTT content.”

Conax Contego Unite™ and Conax Secure Clients

The Conax Contego Unite™ head-end is built on Conax conditional access for content protection and DRM and bundled with the highly flexible portal/middleware and user interface from Cubiware. With tailored middleware, CDN and VoD servers, the advanced platform is providing Nuevo Siglo and Montecable with revolutionary time-to-market, churn protection a high quality product offering and customization – both in packaging and consumer user interface.

The client security for the operation is based on Conax Secure Client – a Conax security hardened implementation of Microsoft PlayReady™ DRM for tablets, smartphones and STBs. This provides Nuevo Siglo and Montecable with the highest security level available for OTT services today.