IBC 2013: Xstream, Conax team for secure, customised, OTT

Editor | 13-09-2013

Nordic broadcast technology leaders, Denmark’s Xstream and Norway’s Conax, have entered into a partnership to offer what they believe will be the market’s most flexible platform for secure delivery of OTT video services.

The new offering will combine the former’s expertise of thepremium provider of over the top and TV everywhere services with latter’s renowned technology which sees use in securing multi-device and digital video content revenues.
The firms will offer a pre-integrated, end-to-end solution—which can be installed at the customer’s premises or be offered as cloud-based service—for delivery of OTT video content to a wide range of devices, supporting, they say, all business models. The solution will be based on Xstream’s MediaMaker video management system, Conax’s advanced content protection platform, Conax Contego Unite, and Conax Secure Clients for a variety of devices, including PCs, Macs, smartphones and tablets and STBs.
“Conax is a company that truly shares our vision of creating innovative, quality assured products for the OTT ecosystem and we are thrilled to partner with them to bring these innovative and flexible technologies to our customers”, commented Xstream CEO Frank Thorup. “The partnership with Conax is a great pairing of proven technologies that together cover the full need of a complete and secured OTT video solution. By adding Conax’ advanced content protection platform…we are adding value to our customers, giving them access to the market’s most secure digital rights management solution for all devices - supporting any business model.”
“Xstream’s focus on the pure OTT market expands the reach of our Secure Clients into a booming customer segment, added Tom Jahr, EVP Products & Partners, Conax. “Conax shares Xstream’s conviction that high security will be critical also for OTT platforms going forward.”
Xstream is the organiser of the forthcoming in Nordic Media Summit, which will investigate how much VOD service development by public service broadcasters is good for the market and what proportion of development should be covered by national television licence fees. It will also ask should public service broadcasters be competing with commercial providers in terms of on-demand content acquisition and audience development and see how Nordic public service providers and broadcasters are adapting to the growing demands of customers.