Conax warns operators to 'look beyond piracy, content protection not enough'


CAPE TOWN: Conax, part of the Kudelski Group and a leader in total service protection for digital entertainment services worldwide via broadcast, broadband and connected devices, announced at the TV Connect Africa conference Conax’ EVP Principal Architect and industry expert, Tor Helge Kristiansen, will advise conference participants about the dangers of a new generation of piracy exemplified by the rapid development of the “Internet of Things”. Tapping twenty-five years of conditional access and value chain experience, Kristiansen will share critical insight on pay-TV security during a special conference track dedicated to piracy “Combatting piracy across Africa”, Day 2 at the TV Connect Africa conference.

“A completely new breed of pirates and variety of attacks – far from content security redistribution, but connected to hybrid set-top-boxes - are a growing threat for pay-TV operations,” says Tor Helge Kristiansen, EVP Principal Architect, Conax. “At the TV Connect Africa conference, I’ll address the newest dangers for operators and the measures operators can take to prevent these new threats.”

Already securing over 30 DTH and DTT operators across Africa, Conax is both a trusted partner and a leading driver for Africa’s pay-TV expansion. With a strong regional track record in secure digital migration and innovations for robust operator roadmap, Conax is continuing its strong commitment to the African market by providing pay-TV operators with future-ready solutions and the expert guidance to build their business into the future for next generation consumers.

A pioneer in content security and conditional access technology, Tor Helge Kristiansen joined Conax in 1992, and has played a key role in the evolving pay-TV industry and the ongoing development of Conax products in the highly complementary positions of chief developer, software architect, head of security development and VP Product Management – central for all aspects of Conax products and product development. Joining the executive team in April 2015, the EVP Principal Architect is a central function encompassing both a senior advisory role for championing strategic planning and a trigger for executing on strategy with long term global trends in mind and a dynamic roadmap. Tor Helge’s role is central in sparking and driving high-level technology collaborations with other Kudelski Group companies within the value chain.

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