August 09, 2011 07:00 ET

Brazilian MSO SimTV Chooses Security Partner Conax for Digitization of Its Cable TV Operations

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL--(Marketwire - Aug 9, 2011) - ABTA -- Today global security provider Conax announced it has entered a contract with Brazilian cable TV operator, SimTV. In the contract Conax will deliver a high-end content protection solution for SimTV's cable TV service and guidance for the digitization of the operator's 16 remote sites throughout the country.

SimTV, a leading player within the Brazilian market, offers an exciting bouquet of programs and services. Owned by BandTV (Grupo Bandeirantes Communications), SimTV's Canal 17 already serves about 50 municipalities and covers a population of 1,101,175 million households providing a market ripe with key growth opportunities. In the new offering, Conax security-evaluated client devices from Jiuzhou will be deployed on the SimTV platform.

"SimTV is confident in its choice of Conax, a strong, stable security partner, to protect and enhance our business as it grows," said Mr. Carlos Vaisman, President, SimTV. "We believe that Conax' broad experience within digitization and our close cooperation will make a strong partnership for maximizing SimTV's new opportunities and securing future business models."

"We are very proud that leading MSO, SimTV, has selected Conax for its long term security partner," says Ricardo Pirola, VP Latin America, Conax. "Conax will provide SimTV's operations with expertise and guidance to ensure a prosperous digitization process. In our close cooperation with the SimTV team, we aim to provide the support and additional knowledge to enhance SimTV's ambitious growth strategy and harness its potential in the rapidly growing Brazilian market."

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About SIM TV (
SIM TV's Canal 17 already serves about 50 municipalities and covers a population of over 1.1 million households. SIM TV is owned by Grupo Bandeirantes Communications ( who owns two broadcast television networks, three pay-tv channels, six radio networks -- thus forming the largest group of radio stations in the country, a newspaper classified, a signal distributor and cable content, a music label with large successes and greater interactivity platform in Brazil.

About Conax
Conax provides the future-oriented security solutions and expertise that empower multi-screen digital TV content providers around the globe to deliver premium content securely and eliminate potential revenue threats. Conax Contego™ furnishes cable, satellite, IP, mobile and terrestrial operators with solutions that offer reduced hardware costs and are easy to deploy and upgrade for a competitive advantage. Conax flagship, Conax Contego™, bundles 25 years of pioneering experience into one unique solution to guide operators in navigating and realizing new business models. Through its benchmark policy for security-evaluated client devices and strategic partner network, 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 represented in Russia, Germany, Brazil, USA, Canada, Thailand, China, Singapore, with 24/7 Global Support operations in India. Conax is part of Telenor Group who has operations in 11 markets, 33.000 employees, 120 million mobile subscriptions and is among the world's largest mobile operators. Corporate responsibility.

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