March 02, 2010 01:01 ET

Technosat - Conax partner to drive development of HD content delivery in Middle East

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES--(Marketwire - March 2, 2010) -  CabSat 2010 - Technosat and Conax announced today that they have entered a unique partnership. Technosat is a leading independent turnkey satellite communication solution provider. The new partnership will use content protection from global security player Conax to secure the new Technosat Satellite HD platform and provide secure HD content to exclusive markets in the MENA.

Additionally, Technosat has entered an agent agreement exclusive for ten years with Conax for delivering secure HD set-top-boxes with Conax smart cards to its customers in the MENA region. Today, Technosat delivers boxes to over 1 million users annually throughout the region. Technosat is one of the leading manufacturer and wholesaler of Satellite equipment in UAE and a top integrator for a complete end to end broadcast solution from headend to encoders, multiplexors, conditional access, set top boxes and subscriber management systems for Satellite, Cable and Terrestrial video. The new agent contract with Conax supersedes a long time partnership with another security provider. 

With regional headquarters in Dubai, Technosat has offices in 20 locations with its 300 dealers in the MENA and CIS countries. Conax' global footprint includes a global network of partners and customer operations in 80 countries.

"In addition to Conax' impressive security record, Technosat chose Conax as its security partner based on the very positive cooperation for establishing a Satellite HD platform in the MENA region, says Mr. Irshad Contractor, CEO, Technosat. We firmly believe that through our partnership with Conax, Technosat can realize further expansion of its business and become the driving force for development of HD in the MENA region."

"Conax is quite pleased to enter this partnership with market leader Technosat, says Mr. Geir Bjørndal, EVP Product & Markets, Conax. In addition to providing security for the new Technosat HD platform, the cooperation places Conax in a unique position to broaden its business in the MENA region, given the potential of growing regional opportunities. Conax will be open to assisting regional operators establish simulcrypt operations."

 "We believe that the partnership provides significant added-value to the business of both parties," says Mr. Bjørndal.

Meet Conax and Technosat at CabSat, Dubai, March 2nd-4th stand: Hall 1, F1- 11

About TechnoSat (
Technosat was incorporated in 1993 and since then, has thrived through constant innovation in order to bring the latest in Satellite Technology and Quality which is second to none in the Middle East & North Africa. Technosat today is one of the leading Integrators of Digital Set Top Boxes (STB's) in all the three categories; Satellite, Cable and Terrestrial video communications, for a complete end to end broadcast solution.

Technosat has tied up with Encryption Technology Experts providing Conditional Access for Pay TV Security and Content Protection around the World.

Our customers include Dialog T.V (Sri Lanka), Pink T.V. (Austria) ARY Digital (Pakistan & Europe), Vision Asia ( Australia), Hathway, 7 Star, Homecable, Sahara T.V., Manthan (India) and few other major players in India.


About Conax (
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 is part of the Telenor Group ( Telenor Group has telecom operations in 14 countries, 174 million mobile subscriptions worldwide and is among the largest mobile operators in the world.

Conax headquarters are located in Oslo, Norway, with subsidiaries in USA, India, Germany, China and Brazil and sales & support offices in Russia, Singapore and South Korea.

Contact Information

  • Technosat press contact
    Azmi Tanveer
    Marketing Communications Manager
    Phone: +971 04 2221996
    Conax press contact
    Leslie Johnsen
    Communications Consultant
    Phone: +47 41 45 80 43
    Telenor Broadcast press contact
    Jørgen Thaule
    Communications Director
    Phone: +47 91 55 96 07