The delivery of television content over computer networks based on the logical Internet Protocol (IP), rather than through traditional terrestrial, satellite, and cable television formats is on the ascendancy with telcos, CSPs and ISPs all getting in on the action.
Conax, part of the Kudelski Group, and has been a leader in total service protection for pay-TV and digital entertainment services worldwide via broadcast, broadband and connected devices for many years and it now offers the same services to the IPTV market.
Today it announced a reseller agreement with ZTE Corporation, provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions to service providers keen to enter the IPTV space.
A key aspect of the partnership is bundling Conax’ Connected Access next generation IPTV security client with ZTE’s complete offering targeting the global IPTV market. The reseller agreement strengthens Conax’ IPTV expansion plans with the first joint operator deployments under preparation.
The Conax Connected Access multipurpose security client provides ZTE’s operator offering with comprehensive content protection for IPTV and OTT, enabling ZTE to position for new markets. The highly flexible architecture provides converged security with conditional access and DRM, providing a single security client for all operator content to the connected STB. Conax Connected Access utilizes an advanced hybrid approach eliminating the need for multiple back-ends.
Adoption of ZTE’s IPTV ecosystem will provide operators with a best-in-class, rapid deployment of a complete, secure IPTV platform targeting content savvy consumers in expanding markets.