MEXICO CITY, May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Conax, a leading global provider of solutions for securing multi-device and digital video content distribution, today announced that Mexican cable operator Cablemas is further expanding their VOD platform with Conax Xtend Multiscreen™. In a contract with security partner Conax, Cablemas, Mexico's 2nd largest operator, is continuing its aggressive market approach by rolling out additional VOD content to the residential and hospitality segment to a multiscreen savvy consumer looking for advanced broadband services. The platform's Hybrid STBs are being provided by Evolution Digital.
Conax Xtend Multiscreen solution offers not only VOD solutions, but also advanced services such as Catch up, Live TV, nPVR and multiscreen. Conax will be demonstrating the benefits offered by the Xtend Multiscreen ecosystem this week at Canitec 2013, in Mexico City.
Owned by power-house Televisa, Latin America's 2nd largest media company, Cablemas currently serves over 1.6 million pay-TV subscribers, 315,000 VoIP customers, and 600,000 broadband customers, in more than 50 cities across Mexico. Integrating the VOD part of the Conax Xtend Multiscreen solution will provide Cablemas with flexibility to add more local content to their platform and add a rich library to their Hospitality and Residential markets.
Rohit Mehra, VP Americas, Conax, "Over the last few years, working hand-in- hand with the team at Cablemas and our strategic partners Evolution Digital and Cubiware for middleware, we continue to evolve and foster innovative and future-driven solutions for guiding Cablemas through digitization and beyond for realizing new revenue channels and churn protection. Conax and partners are privileged to work with the forward-thinking and skilled team at Cablemas."
The partnership is enabling Cablemas to revolutionize its growth and penetration of the digital TV market by providing advanced services to consumers throughout Mexico. Cablemas continues to develop for a quality product offering and customization, both in packaging and user interface. The operator is providing a consumer experience and a vision for the future. higher security and a simple, yet elegant Video-on-Demand offering and market differentiator, enabled reduce churn and illegal distribution, and increase revenue through premium VOD content - while continuing to add new features and solutions, such as a bouquet of value-added triple play services.
Cablemas selected the Conax Xtend Multiscreen platform from the Conax portfolio of security-focused solutions to add more flexibility to their current VOD platform. The Hybrid STBs are being provided by Evolution Digital, while the Conax Xtend Multiscreen platform is built on Conax conditional access for content protection and DRM, and bundles Content Management and a highly flexible portal/Middleware and User Interface from forward-thinking partners MPS Broadband and Cubiware. Cablemas has chosen an encoding and head end platform from Harmonic and CDN from Juniper. Evolution Digital and Conax will handle the integration of the Conax Xtend Multiscreen solution and new hybrid boxes into the Cablemas operations.
Conax has worked with long-term partner Evolution Digital for the best-of-breed hybrid STBs. Following initial deployment of SD and HD 1-way STBs in 2010 and 2011, Cablemas embarked on a new journey aimed at enabling subscribers with an attractive array of VOD services in 2012, using the Avail-TVN Content Management System and content sourced from Avail-TVN (now Vubiquity). All the STBs being used by Cablemas for enhanced services are Hybrid DVB C / IP from Evolution Digital and they are a mix of HD only, HD PVR and HD DOCSIS. Conax provides the VOD security with content is delivered using Adaptive bit rate technology.
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Conax provides the future-oriented security solutions and expertise that empower multi-screen digital TV content providers around the globe to deliver premium content over the combined Over-The-Top scenario of broadcast, broadband and connected devices securely. Today Conax technology secures content for operators representing 125 million pay TV consumers in over 85 countries around the globe.