StarTimes deploys Conax-certified ALi-based set-top boxes

Monday, March 23rd, 2015
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StarTimes deployed Conax certified STB chipset solution from ALi Corporation, driving DTV Expansion in Africa

TAIPEI — ALi Corporation, a leading Set-Top Box (STB) chipset solution provider, today announced StarTimes, a pioneering international digital TV service provider, has adopted full range Conax certified set-top boxes based on ALi chipset solutions to further expand their African markets.

StarTimes, with branches in 26 African countries and operations in 14 countries, has accumulated nearly 5 million subscribers across Africa and ranks among the top three DTV operators in the region. In addition to being a network operator, StarTimes is also a DTV system integrator, technology provider, as well as media content producer.

“Strong eco-system partners are very valuable to StarTimes operations,” indicated XinXing Pang, Chairman, StarTimes. “The collaboration with global leading partners, ALi and Conax, helps us deliver optimized total solutions in terms of performance, security, and costs that drive DTV expansion in Africa.”

“ALi is experienced and proficient at providing innovative STB technologies and solutions tailored to specific regions,” said Tony Chang, General Manager of ALi’s Broadcast and Broadband Media Business Unit. “To answer to Africa’s DTV needs, ALi offers a full spectrum of chipset solutions including standard definition and high definition DVB-T2 and S2 SoC solutions as well as S2+T2 combo platforms. With StarTimes’ vast operations throughout Africa and Conax’s forward-looking security technologies, our partnerships will bring high-quality, affordable STB solutions within reach for more people in the region.”

“Conax has long-term relations with both ALi and StarTimes,” said Morten Solbakken, President & CEO, Conax. “Conax certified content security delivered on ALi STB chipsets enables robust protection of StarTimes extensive services. We look forward to further strengthening these strategic partnerships and continuing to deliver future-oriented solutions to capture the booming opportunities in African markets.”