Cablemas strengthens VOD expansion and strategic partnership with ConaxXtend Multiscreen

NEW DELHI: Conax, a leading global provider of solutions for securing multi-device and digital video content distribution, has tied up with Mexican cable operator Cablemas to further expand their video on demand (VOD) platform with ConaxXtend Multiscreen

In a contract with security partner Conax, Cablemas which is Mexico?s second largest operator, is continuing its aggressive market approach by rolling out additional VOD content to the residential and hospitality segment to a multiscreen savvy consumer looking for advanced broadband services. The platform?s Hybrid STBs are being provided by Evolution Digital.

Rohit Mehra, VP Americas, Conax, said: "Over the last few years, working hand-in- hand with the team at Cablemas and our strategic partners Evolution Digital and Cubiware for middleware, we continue to evolve and foster innovative and future-driven solutions for guiding Cablemas through digitisation and beyond for realising new revenue channels and churn protection. Conax and partners are privileged to work with the forward-thinking and skilled team at Cablemas."

ConaxXtend Multiscreen solution offers not only VOD solutions, but also advanced services such as Catch up, Live TV, nPVR and multiscreen. Conax will be demonstrating the benefits offered by the Xtend Multiscreen ecosystem this week at Canitec 2013, in Mexico City.

Owned by power-house Televisa, Latin America?s second largest media company, Cablemas currently serves over 1.6 million pay-TV subscribers, 315,000 VoIP customers, and 600,000 broadband customers, in more than 50 cities across Mexico.

Integrating the VOD part of the ConaxXtend Multiscreen solution will provide Cablemas with flexibility to add more local content to their platform and add a rich library to their Hospitality and Residential markets.

The partnership is enabling Cablem??s to revolutionise its growth and penetration of the digital TV market by providing advanced services to consumers throughout Mexico. Cablemas continues to develop for a quality product offering and customisation, both in packaging and user interface. The operator is providing a consumer experience and a vision for the future. higher security and a simple, yet elegant VOD offering and market differentiator, enabled reduce churn and illegal distribution, and increase revenue through premium VOD content - while continuing to add new features and solutions, such as a bouquet of value-added triple play services.

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