April 20, 2012 22:30 ET

Indian KCCL Elects Conax Security Solution for Digitization of Its 200 Cable TV Operations

Conax Will Provide the Kerela Cable Operators With Smooth Migration to a Digital Environment and Enable Flexible Integration of New Services

MUMBAI, INDIA--(Marketwire - Apr 20, 2012) - Conax, a leading global provider of solutions for protecting multi-device digital content, today announced it has entered a strategic contract with Kerela Communicators Cable Limited (KCCL). With upcoming digitization measure, the content security provider will deliver the organization's 200 cable TV operators with cost effective and flexible content security solutions for enabling smooth digital migration and advanced service offerings. Today the KCCL operators represent 70% of cable TV services in the vast south-west Indian state.

Located on the Malabar Coast of south-west India, KCCL is an initiative of the cable TV operators in Kerela within the umbrella of the Cable Operators Association (COA). Kerela is a top tourist destination in India, named one of the "ten paradises of the world" by [16] National Geographic Traveler magazine. Conax will guide the Kerela cable TV operators in navigating the new digital landscape, integrating new product offerings and obtaining secure distribution of both multi-device of premium content.

"With extensive experience in digitization and the Indian pay-tv market, we are confident the partnership with security partner Conax will provide KCCL operators with a strong road map for the future," confirms Mr. Nassir Hassan Anwar, Director, KCCL. "Conax was chosen based on strong customer relations, highly flexible, proven solutions and the company's commitment to the Indian market."

"Conax is proud to be selected as security partner by KCCL," says Morten Solbakken, President and CEO, Conax. "The contract with KCCL is confirmation of Conax' continued commitment to the digitization and development the Indian broadcast industry and continued growth within the region. Conax continues to focus on India -- a dynamic market providing vast opportunities. "

With a need for higher security and a simple integration of future services and offerings, Conax products featured in the contract include Conax Contego™ and f 24/7 support provided by Conax' global support organization located in Delhi. The Conax Contego™ solution will provide the KCCL operators with a highly stable system, technical expertise and responsibility for integration together with Conax-approved partners.

The partnership with Conax will enable KKCCL operators to reduce churn, overcome the challenges of digitization and harness the opportunities provided by the new digital environment.

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About KCCL (
Kerala Communicators Cable Ltd. is a Public Limited Company registered under the Companies Act 1956., incorporated in January of 2007, in Bangalore. It is an initiative of the cable TV operators in Kerala under the umbrella of the Cable Operators Association (COA). COA is a conglomeration of more than 3000 independent cable networks functioning all over Kerala. Its objective is to develop cable TV industry in the state by expanding the networks, upgrading technology, finding new avenues of activity etc. apart from addressing various issues and challenges before the industry for and on behalf of its members.

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 over the combined Over-The-Top scenario of broadcast, broadband and connected devices securely and eliminate potential revenue threats. Conax Contego™ portfolio of solution furnish content providers, cable, satellite, IP, mobile and terrestrial operators with solutions that offer a competitive advantage - reduced hardware costs, easy deployment and upgrade. 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, Mexico, Indonesia, Philippines, 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, 125 million mobile subscriptions and is among the world's largest mobile operators. Corporate responsibility. Follow Conax on Twitter

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