Conax AS, a leading supplier of conditional access technology for digital TV, has through its partnership with Star Communication network technology Co. Ltd. (STAR) signed an agreement with Tianjin Broadcast and TV Networks Co. (Tianjin) for delivery of CAS technology to their digital cable TV operation.

Tianjin, which is located about 130 km east of Beijing, is one of the four municipalities reporting directly to the Central Government in Beijing. Tianjin has currently 3 millions subscribers connected to their network. Integration of their network has been finished.

“Conax’s product has an excellent security track record with superior functionalities. With the Norwegian Telecom operator, Telenor, as the major shareholder in Conax, we have the assurance for a long term commitment with regard to choice of technology. Further, Conax’s partnership with STAR provides us with efficient local technical support, which we find very important”, says Mr. Wang Tingliang, Deputy General Manager of Tianjin Broadcast and TV Networks Co.

“Conax is very pleased with the agreement with Tianjin, which we believe has a great potential”, says Ernst D. Thue, CEO of Conax AS. “We look forward to working together with Tianjin to launch their digital operation, and offer new digital and interactive television services to their Chinese cable TV subscribers”, Thue adds.