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Vietnam Cable Television Opts for New Content Protection Solution from Conax

December 2, 2010 - Ho Chi Minh City

Conax, a leading provider of security solutions for digital content distribution, announced today that it has entered a contract with state owned Vietnam Cable Television. VCTV is a MSO with 17 Vietnam cable operators and over a half million analoguesubscribers. Conax will deliver a new content protection solution to VCTV's subsidiary VTV, the second largest cable operator in Vietnam, including Conax core conditional access technology, Conax Chipset Pairing and Conax nVOD to ensure maximum content protection.

With the pivotal contract, Conax solidifies its leading position within content security in Vietnam, one of the most populated countries and key markets in the booming SE Asian cable TV industry.

"After careful evaluation, we determined that Conax met the strict Conditional Access security and pricing requirements for VCTV's cable TV network, one of the fastest growing cable networks in Vietnam," says Mr. Nguyen Viet Dung, President of TDG Corporation, a local contractor who signed the contract with Conax, on behalf of VCTV, to supply and install Conax CAS at VCTV.

"Conax is proud to be chosen as security partner for prestigious national operator VCTV," says Are Mathisen, VP Asia Sales, Conax. "Conax was selected from an impressive list of providers based on its strong security record, support services and reputation for reliability and integrity. With the VCTV cooperation, Conax furthers its commitment to providing the best security available to SE Asian operators for content distribution."

Conax Chipset Pairing (an additional level of protection)

Combining Conax content security together with Conax Chipset Pairing protects content from transmission through to the consumer device. Conax Chipset Pairing provides operators with full control of secure content delivery and provides necessary added-value for procuring the best content available from content providers.

Security for nVOD services

Near video on demand (nVOD), used by multi-channel broadcasters to broadcast multiple copies of a program at short time intervals, provides a high level of convenience for viewers to view a desired program at a broad selection of times. Conax provides the content protection necessary for a profitable nVOD operation, ensuring payment for content.

About VTV ( )

Vietnam Television, the national broadcaster of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is the only nation-wide TV in Vietnam. It was formed on September 7th, 1970 from an editorial department of Radio "Voice of Vietnam". VTV, the leading news and mass communication organization in Vietnam, has regional broadcasting centers located in Ho Chi Minh City, Hue, Da Nang, Phu Yen, Nha Trang, Can Thd, Vinh and Tam Dao.Programming is relayed nationwide via a network of provincial and municipal television stations. Over the last decade, VTV has developed diversified services from television broadcasting to other fields such as film making, pay-TV, Internet and publication of printed media.

About Conax ( )

Conax, a leading global provider of security solutions for digital TV and content distribution, provides content protection for premium pay-TV content via all types of networks - cable, satellite, IP, terrestrial, and MMDS. Through its global network of partners, Conax is able to offer state-of-the-art content security to more than 350 digital TV operators in over 80 countries around the globe. Conax is ISO 9001 certified and ISO 27001 security certified. All Conax products are compliant with open standards.

Conax headquarters are located in Oslo, Norway, with subsidiaries in USA, India, Germany, China and Brazil and sales & support offices in Russia, Singapore, South Korea and Canada. Conax is part of the Telenor Group ( ). Telenor Group has telecom operations in 14 countries, 174 million mobile subscriptions worldwide and is among the largest mobile operators in the world.

Roger Siow,
Sales Director, Conax AS,
Singapore Branch Office
Phone: +65 6827 9761/2

Conax press contact:
Leslie Johnsen, Head of Public Relations
Phone: +47 41 45 80 43

Telenor Broadcast press contact:
Jorgen Thaule, Communications Director
Phone: +47 91 55 96 07

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