Telekom Austria selects Conax to secure new B2B satellite platform

Thursday, September 26th, 2013
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Telekom Austria Group selects Conax to secure new B2B satellite platform “direct2home” for CEE

  • Centralized content security operations providing streamlined service offering for Telekom Austria Group

OSLO and VIENNA — Conax, a leading global provider of solutions for securing digital video content distribution on all devices, today announced that Telekom Austria Group, a leading ICT services provider in the CEE region, has deployed a new B2B DTH satellite platform targeting Central and Eastern Europe including centralized conditional access based on Conax Contego™ Plus to ensure streamlined protection of content assets cross-platform. The new satellite solution “direct2home” is aimed at broadcasting companies as well as telecommunication operators, also widening Telekom Austria Group’s reach to add new business. Via this service broadcasters can deliver their content to new markets. Furthermore, it enables telecommunication operators to enter the Pay TV business without investing in infrastructure. The first Telco to deploy the new platform with Conax content security will be Telekom Austria Group’s subsidiary Vipnet based in Croatia. Vipnet will offer a new bouquet of DTH services alongside their CATV, IPTV and OTT business.

New CEE landscape and opportunities

The Conax Contego™ Plus content security solution will enable B2B clients in the Telekom Austria Group and other broadcasting companies and telecommunication operators in the CEE to secure additional new content revenue streams. Through the centralized solution, operators can position to rapidly extend their operational footprint with a bouquet of new content offerings and wide range of channels and services through a highly secure, seamless infrastructure and minimal upfront investment.

Stefan Amon, Director Wholesale, Telekom Austria Group, “Telekom Austria Group selected Conax as our security partner based on Conax’ strong reputation in CEE, proven centralized CAS solution and open STB partnering program enabling wide choice of security certified Set-top-boxes and attractive pricing.”

“Conax is delighted to be chosen by a leading ICT services provider like Telekom Austria Group to secure its new direct2home centralized pay-TV platform,” confirms Thomas Blichfeldt, VP EMEA Sales, Conax. “And working with the Telekom Austria Group team has been truly a pleasure. Telekom Austria Group has taken a forward-thinking approach to harnessing the opportunities of an evolving CEE landscape in deploying centralized operations for their 8 geographically widespread operations. Deploying centralized content security, operational infrastructure and shared content will create a robust business model for attracting new B2B customers.”