Dish TV, the DTH operator and Siti Networks, the MSO, have both chosen Conax Cardless content protection as a main component for their cardless set-top boxes (STBs). The security component of Conax Cardless is found in the chipsets and will allow use of multiple layers of content protection in the new cardless set-top-boxes of Dish TV and Siti Networks.

Jawahar Goel, the managing director of Dish TV, commented: “With the increasingly competitive landscape in the operator segment, and the need for access to premium content and at the same time keeping operational costs low, it is essential to employ flexible solutions that also offer a high level of security as we look to continue to grow our business. […] we believe their strong security solutions will continue to provide an important layer of security to our growing pay TV business already servicing over 13 million subscribers”.

VD Wadhwa, the CEO and executive director of Siti Networks, said: “As we continue to advance our footprint in the Indian cable TV market and venture into digitisation in Phase III and IV markets, it is essential that new and cost-effective security solutions are available to us. Siti Networks is pleased to further its existing relationship with Conax and implement the Conax cardless technology going forward in our markets”.

Elsewhere, Morten Solbakken, the president and CEO of Conax, said: “With this unique concept, they are well positioned to capture additional new market share and protect the premium content demanded by savvy consumers”.

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