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Conax Launching Conax Xtend Multiscreen(TM) Solution at Communicasia with Partners Cubiware and MPS Broadband

- Delivering a highly cost-effective eco-system enabling pay-TV operators to boost their consumer' offering with rich OTT multiscreen services

Communicasia, Singapore, June 18, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - Conax, global security specialist for video content distribution will be launching the new Conax Xtend Multiscreen(TM) solution to the Asia markets at Communicasia. The new solution, developed together with strategic partners Cubiware and MPS Broadband, will provide pay-TV operators with a groundbreaking, pre-integrated ecosystem. The highly cost efficient solution will considerably reduce time-to-market for delivering new services to connected devices such as Catch-up, VOD, Live broadcast and more. Conax Xtend Multiscreen(TM) will enable operators of all sizes to easily integrate support for multiscreen and OTT services to broadcast operations. The partners launched the new product in the EMEA markets at a press briefing at Anga Cable in Cologne, Germany last week.

Press launch & reception @ Communicasia: June 19, 5 pm: Stand #1G2-14
Conax, Cubiware and MPS Broadband will reveal of the details of the new Conax Xtend Multiscreen(TM) solution to the media, customers and partners. Demos will be available throughout Communicasia.

Why Conax Xtend Multiscreen(TM)?

Until now, the challenge for pay-TV operators looking to harness the opportunities and demands presented by Over-the-Top content distribution has been identifying afull-featured, secure multiscreen solution. Combining the advanced technology and expertise provided by Conax, Cubiware and MPS Broadband has made it possible to offer the market a truly unique solution for making the transition to advanced multiscreen services.

Conax Xtend Multiscreen(TM) will enable operators reduced cost and time-to-market for delivering new services to connected devices like hybrid client devices, tablets and smart phones. Subscribers will reap the benefits of full control of their viewing schedule and a rich, live broadcast entertainment experience available at any time, any place and on any device.

"The Conax Xtend Multiscreen(TM) approach is unprecedented in the market today, says Tom Jahr, EVP Products & Partners, Conax. Working with strategic partners Cubiware for advanced user interface technologies, and MPS Broadband for content management, the benchmark Conax Xtend Multiscreen(TM) solution has the potential to set a new standard in terms of price/performance for multiscreen solutions. We are combining best-of-breed technologies to deliver a world class solution that will enable operators to capitalize on the new multiscreen television environment."

Partnership for taking pay-TV operations tothe next level

Conax Contego Unite(TM) provides streamlined protection of content across media consumption devices, employing Conax Contego Unite(TM) as a common CAS/DRM system. CubiTV middleware (User Interface Technologies) provides a rich userexperience and a consistent look and feel across client devices, with high efficiency that enables advanced services on low-cost clients. MPS Publishing Platform(R) (MPP) is a full end-to-end content management system for managing, publishing, and distributing live and on demand video services. MPP controls the content and metadata workflows. Conax Xtend Multiscreen(TM) is integrated with a range of multiscreen encoding solutions and Content Delivery Networks.

Key benefits for operators:

- Easily extend offering to include OTT content and connected devices
- Reduced risk, operational complexity, cost and time-to-market
- Highly cost-effective solution
- Easy integration with pay-TV operator's existing infrastructure

Contego Xtend Multiscreen(TM) features include:

- Video-on-Demand, catch-up and Live-TV
- Support for STBs, smart phones, tablets, PCs and Macs
- Consistent and intuitive user experience across all devices
- Follow-me functionality and smart remote control
- Peer2View(R) technology from MPS Broadband

"Conax Xtend Multiscreen as a pre-integrated solution offers short time-to-market and significantly reduced deployment risk. This is what the market is waiting for today," says Maciej Grzonkowski, CTO at Cubiware.

Pontus Eklof, COO at MPS Broadband comments, "We are pleased to include our technologies for workflow simplification and distribution enhancement in Conax Xtend Multiscreen(TM) to enable a unique end-to-end eco-system for OTT services."

The Conax Xtend Multiscreen(TM) solution will reduce technical complexity for operators, exposure to the risks of untested solutions and decreased time to market - making the introduction of new and advanced services manageable and profitable.

About Conax ( www.conax.com )

Conax provides future-oriented security solutions and expertise that empower multi-screen digital TV content providers, cable, satellite, IP, mobile and terrestrial operators to deliver premium content overthe combined Over-The-Top scenario of broadcast, broadband and connected devices securely and eliminate potential revenue threats. Conax technology secures content for operators representing 125 million pay TV consumers in 80 countries around the globe.

ISO 9001 & 27001 certified, Conax is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, and is represented in Russia, Germany, Brazil, USA, Canada, Mexico, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, China, Singapore and India, with 24/7 Global Support operations in India.Conax is part of Telenor Group who has operations in 11 markets, 33.000 employees, 125 million mobile subscriptions and is among the world's largest mobile operators. Corporate responsibility. Follow Conax on Twitter.

Conax press contact
LeslieJohnsen, Head of Public Relations
Email: le[email protected]
Phone: +47 41 45 80 43

Telenor Broadcast press release
Jorgen Thaule, Communications Director
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +47 91 55 96 07

Source: Conax

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