Security technology provider Conax has signed a deal with Audio Visual Global JSC (AVG) to deliver a high-end security solution for AVG's new direct-to-home (DTH) satellite and digital terrestrial television service in Vietnam.

AVG is the first private firm in Vietnam to be awarded broadcast licences for digital technology and permission to broadcast television programmes nationwide.

Additionally, AVG has already completed the purchase of broadcast rights for sports events - a benchmark for Vietnamese federations to generate revenues on sports broadcasting.

Vietnam is one of the fastest growing pay-TV markets in Asia-Pacific with a population approaching 90 million, including 18 million TV households. AVG plans to offer up to 80 channels across the nation.

"AVG is confident in its choice of a strong and stable security partner like Conax to protect and enhance our DTH and DTT business as it grows, said AVG director general Tran Dang Tuan.

"We believe that Conax's DTH experience will secure the future of our operations and target market. "

Back in March, Conax announced that it had set its sights on South-east Asia, with the aim of expanding in the region with its high-end security platform, Conax Contego, and benchmark open policy for client devices.