Evolution Digital Taps Conax for eVUE-TV DRM

Evolution Digital, which offers integrated IP hybrid devices and IP video solutions, has inked a deal with content security firm Conax, to integrate Conax’s multi-DRM solution for Evolution Digital’s eVUE-TV platform.

eVUE-TV offers tier two and tier three cable operators in the U.S. IP VOD content, IP linear channels, network DVR and catch-up TV functionalities, as a managed-service offering. It’s available on the National Cable Television Cooperative’s (NCTC) VU-IT! platform.

“We have partnered with Conax to offer a best of breed comprehensive content security solution to our NCTC members with eVUE-TV,” said Brent Smith, president and CTO of Evolution Digital. “As cable operators move to IP distribution and begin offering a wide-range of content that can be viewed anywhere, Evolution Digital is committed to delivering content securely and providing operators with a low cost and hassle-free solution that eliminates complexities of technology integration.”

The Conax DRM solution covers multi technologies, including PlayReady, Widevine, FairPlay and NAGRA PRM. It’s Conax Connected Access security client also combines CA/IPTV/DRM functionality. And for streaming, Conax offers an end-to-end secure watermarking architecture that combines NexGuard forensic watermarking technology and anti-piracy services. For Evolution Digital, the Conax Contego unified security back-end will be integrated into the eVUE-TV platform in both its operating models, hosted and on premise.

“A key focus for Conax is guiding operators in finding the best ways to ensure device reach and making it easier for consumers to access premium content, securely,” said Rohit Mehra, SVP of Americas at Conax. “Conax is uniquely positioned as a holistic content security specialist for operators in the U.S. market, tapping extensive experience in the global market and benefits from technology collaboration and R&D initiatives of the complementary companies within the Kudelski Group.”