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StarTimes, Conax partnership introduces multi-room, multi-screen

The Group Chairman and President, StarTimes, Mr.Pang Xinxing, has said that the company’s partnership with Conax will provide opportunity for StarTimes Africa operators to introduce multi-room and multiscreen, ITRealms reports.

Xinxing , in a press release made available to ITRealms, said, “StarTimes is the fastest-growing digital TV operator in Africa with an ambition to ensure our brands are perceived as highly reliable operators offering a colorful bouquet of services and the highest quality customer service, at competitive rates. As we plan our advanced platform, the new solution with Conax provides an extremely attractive service offering as well as the opportunity for StarTimes Africa operators to introduce multi-room and multiscreen features without adding additional hardware.”

Conax, part of the Kudelski Group and a leader in total service protection for digital TV and entertainment services via broadcast, broadband and connected devices, announced Monday that it has entered a contract with StarTimes to co-develop a media gateway solution for its Africa operations. With over five million DTH and DTT subscribers and operations across 16 countries, the operator is one of the largest players in the region.

 In their expanded cooperation, ITRealms gathered, Conax will provide StarTimes with security client Conax Trusted Link™, security expertise and the technical blueprint for designing and deploying a complete, secure multi-room service. The unique new “Whole Home” solution will provide an advanced service for Africa households making it much easier to share Live TV and PVR within the home, without needing an Internet connection.

The media gateway solution will be based on a highly advanced master PVR developed by StarTimes, and supplemented by tablets, smart phones and a secondary simple low-cost Android set-top-box. The new service will enable all live content from the master PVR, plus PVR recordings, streamed to supplementary in-home devices. Consumers can also program and steer the PVR from the in-home devices.

Conax will deliver Conax Trusted Link, a new purpose-built security client for in-home distribution of content from a media gateway to a selection of STBs, tablets and smartphones. The distribution of both live TV content and PVR content within the home is fully controlled through Conax Contego, ITRealms reports.

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