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RGB, Conax partner up on TV Everywhere platform

Mon, 09/09/2013 - 1:02pm
Mike Robuck

RGB Networks has struck a deal with Conax to help service providers deliver secure adaptive bit rate (ABR) TV Everywhere services to their authenticated subscribers.

With the partnership, the companies are integrating RGB’s TransAct Packager with Conax’s conditional access/digital rights (DRM) platform to ensure multi-screen services are delivered to the correct viewers.  

RGB's TransAct Packager uses adaptive streaming technology to enable the segmentation of video and audio into chunks that are delivered to PCs, mobile devices and set-top boxes using HTTP.  In addition, by using standard AES-128 encryption for HTTP Live Streaming or PlayReady for Smooth Streaming, the TransAct Packager can encrypt traffic and integrate key exchanges with digital rights management servers. 

By blending Conxax’s CAS/DRM, the combined platform can protect pay-TV content from unauthorized viewing by non-subscribers.  By protecting the content, cable operators can avoid any potential copyright issues with content owners, and retain more control over their video assets.

“The demand for video and expectations of service are becoming greater each year. As video service providers continue to battle it out to win subscribers, they cannot afford to encounter a performance gap when it comes to content delivery, or tie themselves up in compliance issues,” said Simone Sassoli, vice President of marketing and business development for RGB Networks.  “The combination of our solution with Conax CAS/DRM provides operators with a best-of-breed solution that addresses both business needs and market evolution.”

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