My-HD taps Conax for cloud-based content protection

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
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My-HD taps cloud-based content protection from Conax for MENA region operations

  • Leverages Conax’ Contego-as-a-Service (CaaS) security solution for platform growth
  • Significantly reduces CAPEX, need for in-house expertise and time-to-market for adding secure new pay-TV offerings

CABSAT, Dubai — Conax, part of the Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD:S), and a leader in total content and service protection for pay-TV and digital entertainment services worldwide, today announced that My-HD Media has deployed Conax’ cloud-based content protection solution to support its next generations of platform growth in the Middle East and Northern Africa.

The Conax Contego-as-a-Service solution’s highly flexible architecture and outsourced operational security is providing My-HD with a competitive edge and highly sustainable business model tapping reduced hardware investment and simplified daily operations.

The Conax solution provides a wide range of modular features and functionality, coupled with the benefits of cloud scalability, offering the pay-TV operator with a natural path for rapid deployment of new and advanced features as the operation expands.

Dubai-based My-HD provides a colourful bouquet of consumer packages featuring 300 channels, via DTH (satellite pay-TV) services to subscribers in the Middle East and North Africa. The extended collaboration between Conax and My-HD to deploy the new cloud platform represents the first Contego-as-a-Service deployment in the Middle East.

Carmen Chen, Chairman of the Board, My-HD Media, “With operational security managed by Conax, our new model for protecting content revenues enables My-HD to focus on our core business – cultivating profitable, enticing packages and services for our customers. Security partner Conax is providing My-HD with a highly viable model that reduces hardware costs, operational complexity – a comprehensive solution that will enable us to position for launching new features and offerings, quickly and securely, as demands from content-savvy consumers evolve.”

Daniel Johansson, EVP Global Sales & Marketing, Conax, “A Conax customer since 2012, we are pleased to further strengthen our relationship with My-HD, providing security expertise and future-proof solutions to support its next phases of growth. The Contego-as-a-Service platform provides My-HD operations with the Conax pay-as-you-grow, modular solutions principle making it easy to facilitate adoption of new services, such as content delivery to popular, unmanaged consumer devices.