SOURCE: Conax AS

Conax AS

November 10, 2010 02:30 ET

India's Largest and Fastest Growing DTH Operator Dish TV Committed to Long-Time Content Security Partner Conax

DELHI, INDIA--(Marketwire - November 10, 2010) -  Dish TV and content protection provider Conax further their long-term partnership. Part of Essel Group Venture, Dish TV is India's largest and fastest growing DTH platform -- experiencing exceptional growth since launch of its DTH operations in 2004. Renowned for its unique security record, content security provider Conax has provided the platform with smart cards for 7 years. To date, Dish TV has demonstrated a significant impact on the Indian market with 8.9 million Conax smart cards.

Dish TV is market leader in the highly competitive Indian pay-TV market, both in size and scale of growth.

"Together with our long-term content protection partner Conax, Dish TV is setting DTH standard in Indian market," says Mr. Rajiv Khattar, President of Projects, Dish TV. "Conax continues to provide Dish TV with seamless cooperation and the core business benefits necessary to even further develop and manage the highly successful Dish TV platform; reliability, dependability and the trustworthiness."

In Delhi for the contract signing, Conax CEO, Berit Svendsen, said, "Dish TV is a market leader and highly innovative DTH operator. Conax is pleased to continue our long-standing partnership providing Dish TV with world-class content protection and the flexibility needed for bundling the best products and services for sustaining and growing a successful operation. Conax provides Dish TV with full operational security as well as renowned Conax fingerprinting and chipset pairing technology."

Dish TV provides subscribers with the next level of entertainment with futuristic features, such as EPG (Electronic Programme Guide), parental lock, games, 268 channels, interactive TV and movie on demand. Conax provides the content security necessary to ensure operational success.

About Dish TV (www.dishtv.in)
Dish TV is India's number one direct-to-home provider and a member of the largest media conglomerate -- Zee group. Dish TV subscribers have access to 268 channels & services with a registered 8.9 million subscribers and growing. With a vast distribution network, Dish TV has approximately 1400 distributors and 55,000 dealers spanning 6600 towns across the country. Dish TV's 24/7 call centre hosts 1600 highly trained representatives offering assistance in 11 different languages able to handle a variety of subscriber requirements at any given time. For more information on Dish TV, visit www.dishtv.in.

About Conax (www.conax.com)
Conax, a leading global provider of security solutions for digital TV and content distribution, provides content protection for premium pay-TV content via all types of networks -- cable, satellite, IP, terrestrial, and MMDS. Through its global network of partners, Conax is able to offer state-of-the-art content security to more than 350 digital TV operators in over 80 countries around the globe. Conax is ISO 9001 certified and ISO 27001 security certified. All Conax products are compliant with open standards.

Conax headquarters are located in Oslo, Norway, with subsidiaries in USA, India, Germany, China and Brazil and sales & support offices in Russia, Singapore, South Korea and Canada. Conax is part of the Telenor Group (www.telenor.com). Telenor Group has telecom operations in 14 countries, 174 million mobile subscriptions worldwide and is among the largest mobile operators in the world.

Contact Information

  • Conax Access Systems Private Limited
    Greater Noida
    India
    Petter Schonberg
    CEO
    Email: petter.schonberg@conax.com
    Phone: +91 120 467 43 00

    Conax press contact
    Leslie Johnsen
    Head of Public Relations
    Email: leslie.johnsen@conax.com
    Phone: +47 41 45 80 43

    Telenor Broadcast press contact
    Jørgen Thaule
    Communications Director
    Email: jorgen.thaule@telenor.com
    Phone: +47 91 55 96 07

    Dish TV contact
    Ritu Jain
    Head - Corporate Communications
    Email: ritu_jain@dishtv.in
    Phone: +91 9811316770