Nigerian Pay-TV operator, Communications Trend Limited, has tapped a cloud-based content protection service to drive growth in the local cable TV market.
[quote font=”georgia” font_size=”22″ font_style=”italic” align=”left” arrow=”yes”]CTL Cable which is a Multichannel Multipoint Distribution Service (MMDS) provides a bouquet of services across 12 Nigerian cities has been a Conax customer since 2003, according to the company.[/quote]Provider of security systems for pay-TV operations, Conax says that CTL is the first customer to deploy its newly launched Contego-as-a-Service cloud-based content protection platform.
Mr. Ofem Ekapong Ofem, Group Chief Operating Officer, Communications Trend Limited says that the MMDS Pay TV operator CTL Cable, which provides services across twelve Nigerian cities, hopes to provide “quality television services brings educational opportunities to the vast region and diversified demographics we serve.”
The new Contego-as-a-Service is a modular, cloud-based offering from Conax that includes the Conax Contego unified content security platform, according to the service provider.
CTL Cable which is a Multichannel Multipoint Distribution Service (MMDS) provides a bouquet of services across 12 Nigerian cities has been a Conax customer since 2003, according to the company.
The upgrade to the cloud-based service further extends CTL’s relationship with security partner Conax and provides the operator with a robust, flexible and secure solution with premium scalability, fast-time-to-market and investment needs for adopting new consumer services and tapping additional growth, Conax says.
“For CTL Cable TV it is of utmost importance to create a competitive business model that provides the flexible and secure consumer services that enable our customers to enjoy quality pay-TV programming, while securing our revenue base. I am confident in the deployment of the scalable cloud-based services provided by our long term security provider, Conax, to enable our platform with future-oriented tools,” Ofem adds.
Also commenting, Tom Jahr, EVP Products & Marketing, Conax says, “There are many indicators predicting that service-based models will become key business drivers moving forward.”
“Thus, we are very excited to welcome and announce long-term customer, CTL cable, as the first to deploy our new Contego-as-a-Service cloud-based platform. We are confident that the new platform will further enhance security on its network and boost revenues.”
Conax says its unified security platform, supporting DVB, IPTV and OTT plus all key DRM technologies, enable operators to provide streamlined consumer experience across devices and technologies.
The cloud security platform also provides pay-TV platforms with a unique business model for supporting future growth by featuring low CAPEX, reduced operational complexity, premium scalability and rapid deployment of new features such as secure TV everywhere and streamlined content delivery across devices and networks, Conax’s Jahr says.