Bulldogs defeat Waratahs

first_imgThe Ladysmith Clover Leaf Bulldogs played the Pietermaritzburg (PMB) Waratahs on Friday night at Woodburne Stadium.The first 40 minutes, we battled to get our hands on the ball, but in the end, our defence was outstanding and the half-time score was 12-6 in favour of the Waratahs. In the second half, we had much more ball, dominating the scrums and malls. This resulted in three good tries being scored, one by Ronnie Parker and two by Lennert Buitendach.The final score was 21-17 in the Clover Leaf Bulldogs’ favour, a great turnaround after the first half!Tomorrow night (Friday, April 17) at 8pm, we will be playing Winterton Drakensberg at Settlers Park. Please come and support the team, and enjoy the evening with us as you also support the tuck shop and bar. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsitelast_img read more

Clinton Im responsible for consulate security

first_imgAssociated PressLIMA, Peru (AP) – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton repeated on Tuesday her statement taking sole responsibility for security at all of America’s diplomatic missions, an attempt to clear a political obstacle for her boss, President Barack Obama ahead of his second debate with Republican Mitt Romney.“I take responsibility,” Clinton said in a written statement. “I’m in charge of the State Department’s 60,000-plus people all over the world (at) 275 posts.” Clinton agreed with the need to keep the Benghazi tragedy out of politics.“I know that we’re very close to an election,” Clinton told CNN. “I want to just take a step back here and say from my own experience, we are at our best as Americans when we pull together. I’ve done that with Democratic presidents and Republican presidents.”(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Comments   Share   How men can have a healthy 2019 Top Stories She would not answer questions on her statement.With only weeks before the presidential election, outrage has crystallized around Vice President Joe Biden’s claim in last week’s debate with Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan that “we weren’t told” about requests for extra security at the consulate where assailants killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.Congressional hearings revealed that the State Department was aware of, and rejected, several requests for increased security in Benghazi. Spokesmen for both the State Department and the White House took pains Friday to make clear that Biden’s “we” referred to the White House, where such requests would not go.Clinton backed up Biden’s assertion. “The president and the vice president certainly wouldn’t be knowledgeable about specific decisions that are made by security professionals,” she said Monday.Three separate investigations into the attack are being conducted: an FBI probe into the deaths of the four Americans, an independent inquiry by a panel appointed by Clinton and the congressional hearings.Initial reports attributed the cause of the violent attack as one of a number of spontaneous demonstrations in several Muslim countries over a film produced in the U.S. that denigrated the Prophet Muhammad. The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, insisted on a number of talk shows in the days after the event that the investigation up to that point showed no indication of a planned attack. Within days, the White House reversed its position, saying new findings indicated the attack was intentional and coordinated. Top holiday drink recipes Sponsored Stories center_img 5 treatments for adult scoliosis Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix “Everyone who spoke tried to give the information they had,” Clinton’s statement said. “As time has gone on, the information has changed, we’ve gotten more detail, but that’s not surprising. That always happens.”She added, “What I want to avoid is some kind of political gotcha or blame game.”Republican senators said Clinton’s claim was “a laudable gesture,” but they put the responsibility for the Benghazi attack and what they called “an escalating pattern of attacks this year in Benghazi” squarely on Obama and his national security team.“I think it’s very laudable that she should throw herself under the bus,” Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said Tuesday. “But first of all, responsibility for American security doesn’t lie with the secretary of state. It lies with the president of the United States.“It’s either willful deception or a degree of incompetence and failure to understand fundamental facts on the ground…either one of those is obviously totally unacceptable,” he told FOX News.Obama ignored reporters’ questions about Clinton’s statement as he left Williamsburg, Va., for Tuesday night’s debate with Romney in New York. Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion projectlast_img read more

Think green for St Patricks DayThink green for St Patricks Day

first_imgEVERY year on March 17, the Irish and the Irish-at-heart across the globe observe St Patrick’s Day. What began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland has become an international festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, special foods and a whole lot of green.March 17, AD 461 is believed to have been the date the saint’s death. The Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday for over 1 000 years. St Patrick’s Day falls during Lent, but Lenten prohibitions were waived and people would dance, drink and feast.Born in Roman Britain, Patrick was kidnapped and taken to Ireland as a slave at the age of 16. He later escaped, but returned to Ireland and was credited with bringing Christianity to its people. In the centuries following Patrick’s death, the mythology surrounding his life became ever more ingrained in the Irish culture. Perhaps the most well known legend is that he explained the Holy Trinity using the three leaves of a native Irish clover, the shamrock. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite It has long been recounted that, during his mission in Ireland, St Patrick once stood on a hilltop and banished all the snakes from Ireland. In fact, the island nation was never home to any snakes. The ‘banishing of the snakes’ was really a metaphor for the eradication of pagan ideology and the triumph of Christianity.Since around the ninth or 10th century, people in Ireland have been observing the Roman Catholic feast day of St Patrick. Interestingly, however, the first parade held to honour St Patrick’s Day took place not in Ireland but in the United States. On March 17, 1762, Irish soldiers serving in the English military marched through New York City. Today, New York’s St Patrick’s Day parade attracts over 150 000 participants and nearly three million spectators.As Irish immigrants spread out over the United States, other cities developed their own traditions. One of these is Chicago’s annual dyeing of the Chicago River green.The practice started in 1962, when city pollution-control workers used dyes to trace illegal sewage discharges and realised that the green dye might provide a unique way to celebrate the holiday. That year, they released 100 pounds of green vegetable dye into the river – enough to keep it green for a week!Today, people of all backgrounds celebrate St Patrick’s Day, especially throughout the United States, Canada and Australia. Although North America is home to the largest productions, St Patrick’s Day is celebrated in many other locations far from Ireland, including Japan, Singapore and Russia.center_img WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

PNG looks to ease visa procedure to grow tourism

first_imgChinese travelers are now able to get a special visa on arrival to Papua New Guinea (PNG), while direct flights and tax-free experiences will be made available in the future, said Jerry Agus, head of the country’s tourism promotion authority.The goal is to welcome more Chinese travelers to discover the country’s tropical features, Agus added.The largest island country in South Pacific boasts some stunning natural landscapes featuring volcanoes, waterfalls and rivers, as well as exotic cultural experiences provided by around 800 tribes.A series of cultural exchange activities were recently held in Port Moresby between China and Papua New Guinea ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation leaders’ meeting.One was the production of a documentary “Glamorous PNG”, produced by China Central Television, which was aired on Friday and Saturday. The documentary gives glimpses of not only the natural scenery, history and culture of the country, but also of modern life in Papua New Guinea.Agus said the show, alongside the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting would give local tourism a shot in the arm.At the moment, the country remains an off-the-beaten-track destination for Chinese travelers, due to its visa application process and a lack of understanding of the country’s tourism resources.Agus noted Chinese travelers’ visas would be dealt with in one week or less, and visa on arrival would be granted for Chinese group travelers who book their trips via PNG-accredited travel agencies.“It will be great news for Chinese travelers,” Agus told China Radio International.Once Chinese travelers file a visa application, immigration and exit-entry agencies will begin processing it immediately, he explained. Tourism promotions will also be held to introduce to Chinese travelers what PNG has to offer.International arrivals to PNG grew 166 percent during the 2005-2015 period, according to a report of the Asian Development Bank.The bank also highlighted the tourism potential of the country’s Mount Wilhelm and Baiyer River regions.PNG is ideal for outdoor experiences such as rafting, hiking, sightseeing and birdwatching, Agus noted.Liu Ziqiao had a great time swimming with the dolphins, visiting World War II sites and observing volcanoes at close quarters in Rabaul.He works for Chinese phone maker Huawei in PNG’s capital, Port Moresby, and takes every opportunity to travel the country in his spare time.“The country is abundant in natural resources and has a very nice climate,” Liu said.He and his colleagues would have to return to the mainland, via Hong Kong, but things will be easier soon.“I heard the direct flight connecting Port Moresby and Shanghai will be running next year, which would make my future visits easier,” he noted.(Cover: Downtown of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. /VCG Photo)(Source: China Daily)The post PNG looks to ease visa procedure to grow tourism appeared first on Discover the South Pacific.Source: Bloglast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter In a night of recogniti

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterIn a night of recognition for trailblazing achievements, Gold-Coast-based Ignite Travel Group has celebrated its inaugural ‘Sales and Service Awards’ with a cocktail evening honouring the outstanding sales and customer support agents who service the company’s key business divisions My Holiday Centre, My Cruises and Holiday Exclusives.The glittery themed event on 5 July was hosted by Sea World on the Gold Coast and supported by key sponsors and long-standing partners Marriott International, Scoot, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and SKYE Finance.Jason Fountain, General Manager, Holiday Exclusives; Jared Simcox, Scoot and Rodd Carrington, Director of Product Development, Ignite Travel GroupAwards were presented across the categories of Leading Department Agent, Top Seller, Department Novice and Ignite Agent of the Year. The visionary travel marketing company awarded several high-achieving consultants nominated for their professional accomplishments, leading sales results and continued dedication to pursuing innovative solutions for both customers and the wider Ignite Travel Group team.My Holiday Centre Sales and Operations Manager Anthony Vine said the evening was a resounding success with the celebration now planned to be an annual event on the Ignite Travel Group calendar.Ignite Support Team (from left to right): Ben Christiansen, Award Nominee: Agent of the Year, Ignite Travel Group; Roberta Chaplin, Award Recipient: Department Novice, Ignite Support; Renaye Sands, Award Recipient: Department Agent of the Year, Ignite Support and Brandon Beech, Customer Service Consultant, Ignite Support“Evenings like this are a great opportunity to take a moment and recognise not only the talented individuals who have delivered exceptional results but the entire team at Ignite for all their hard work, commitment and dedication to proudly being an industry-leading trailblazer,” Vine said.“With over 200 passionate employees working under our stable of brands, for myself as a team leader the event is a chance to celebrate their united success in bringing an incredible level of customer service to our customers and I look forward to seeing these awards continue to grow in the coming years.”Amanda Carrington, Development & Resolutions Manager, Ignite Travel Group and Anthony Vine, Sales & Operations Manager, My Holiday CentreBringing a memorable line-up of entertainment for its staff and sponsor representatives, Ignite Travel Group marked the special occasion with an evening of dancing and accolades in the heart of the theme park, rewarding an all-around collective effort of hard work, determination and accomplishment.Highlighting achievements of excellence and best practice within the business, the evening was a first-of-its-kind event for the company which in 2019 has received recognition across both industry and consumer awards, most recently winning ‘Disruptor of the Year, 2019’ at the Mumbrella Travel Marketing Awards.Lisa Teiotu and Mark Rheinbay from Royal Caribbean Cruise LinesLead image: Holiday Exclusives Team – Ellen Haerewa (centre white/black dress) 3 x Award Recipient in the following categories: Agent of the Year – Ignite Travel Group; Department Agent of the Year – Holiday Exclusives and Top Agent – Scoot.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre opens in United Arab Emirates

first_imgNewerNew fleet of supercars arrives at the Lanesborough Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre has officially opened its doors, joining two other Waldorf Astoria properties in the United Arab Emirates. The 275-room hotel is the latest addition to Dubai’s bustling financial district. Waldorf Astoria DIFC occupies the 18th to 55th floors of the Burj Daman, a complex featuring residences and office towers. Guests will enjoy a reception and check-in experience on the 18th floor, which is also home to the hotel’s dining and wellness facilities and acting as the true heartbeat of the hotel.  All 275 guest rooms, including 46 suites and 28 residential suites, offer unobstructed views of the downtown Dubai skyline, which can be viewed through floor-to-ceiling windows in each room. Guests can reach the Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Fountain within minutes during their stay in one of Dubai’s most vibrant districts. “We are delighted to expand our luxury presence in the region with the opening of Waldorf Astoria DIFC which is located in an important economic hub within the region,” said Rudi Jagersbacher, president, Middle East, Africa & Turkey, Hilton. ADVERTISEMENT“Earlier this year, sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum approved the launch of DIFC 2.0 which will add 13 million square feet of space to the centre. “We are pleased to be part of this rapidly growing district and look forward to delivering unparalleled experiences to guests staying in DIFC.”Inspired by the iconic architecture, lifestyle and mid-modern style of the 1960s, the hotel exudes a contemporary elegance and understated luxury. With its stylish furniture, multifunctional design peppered with marble, ebony, brass and bronze materials, the hotel boasts a sleek and contemporary look.The hotel offers five elegant, innovative settings, including a unique library concept which houses an open kitchen. It also features spacious meeting rooms, a grand ballroom with a pre-function area, and a sophisticated boardroom that is perfect for corporate meetings. All spaces have a residential, personal feel, providing the ideal setting for every type of event. OlderManchester Airport reaches new passenger milestonelast_img read more

Rep Vaupel Mayor Proctor listen to governors speech

first_img17Jan Rep. Vaupel, Mayor Proctor listen to governor’s speech Categories: Vaupel News,Vaupel Photos From left, State Rep. Hank Vaupel attends Governor Snyder’s State of the State speech along with his guests, Howell City Mayor Nick Proctor and Jeff Boyd, EMS Director for Livingston County.###last_img

Come sit down with Rep Sheppard this Friday

first_img21Aug Come sit down with Rep. Sheppard this Friday State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance invites residents of the 56th District to meet with him for coffee and conversation this Friday, Aug. 24 at Ottawa Lake Co-Op Elevator Co., 7433 Lynch Road in Ottawa Lake from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.No appointments are necessary to attend office hours. Those unable to attend may contact Rep. Sheppard’s office at (517) 373-2617 or JasonSheppard@house.mi.gov.##### Categories: Sheppard Newslast_img read more

Youth Campaign Sues Federal and State Governments on Climate Change Inaction

first_imgShareTweetShareEmail0 Shares May 4, 2014; Al Jazeera America“The welfare of youth is directly affected by the failure of government to confront human-made climate change, and unless the government acts immediately to rapidly reduce carbon emissions…youth will face irrevocable harm: the collapse of natural resource systems and a largely uninhabitable nation.”So read a complaint in a suit filed by five teens and two nonprofits against a number of government agencies for failing to develop a climate change recovery plan. This, according to their lawyer Julia Olson, is a violation of the young people’s constitutional rights.The federal suit, which relies on the Public Trust Doctrine, is now in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and is only one part of a national legal campaign “spearheaded by youth and backed by some of the world’s leading climate scientists and legal scholars.” The six federal agencies named in the suit are the Environmental Protection Agency and the Departments of Interior, Agriculture, Commerce, Energy and Defense.“Climate change is the biggest issue of our time,” said Xiuhtezcatl Roske-Martinez. The thirteen-year-old is a member of one of the nonprofits involved in the suit, Kids vs. Global Warming.The whole strategy is very large, in that coordinated court actions have also been filed in all 50 states, with support from Our Children’s Trust.—Ruth McCambridgeShareTweetShareEmail0 Shareslast_img read more

French commercial channels TF1 and M6 have decline

first_imgFrench commercial channels TF1 and M6 have declined to make a new, higher offer for the rights to the UEFA Euro 2012 football tournament following news that Al Jazeera had placed a €130 million bid, according to French press reports.Despite requests from UEFA to re-evaluate their offer, the two broadcasters have categorically refused, according to the reports.Al Jazeera does not have a channel in France over which it could air the competition and it is considered unlikely that domestic broadcasters would be willing to pay the kind of sum that the Qatari broadcaster would demand for distribution, should UEFA award the rights to Al Jazeera.Media regulator the CSA has ruled that the games of the French national team should be aired on free-to-air TV, ruling out an alliance with the French football association’s pay TV channel CFoot.last_img read more

German cable operator Kabel Deutschland KDG has

first_imgGerman cable operator Kabel Deutschland (KDG) has confirmed the acquisition of Tele Columbus.Under the terms of a deal signed today, KDG will pay €603 million, plus accrued interest, for Germany’s largest level 4 cable operator, clearing its debt in the process.Tele Columbus provides basic cable services to approximately 1.7 million homes in Berlin and eastern Germany, overlapping most of KDG’s footprint. In the fiscal year 2011 Tele Columbus reported revenues of €218 million and EBITDA of €81 million.KDG said the transaction resolves to a large extent the separation of cable network levels, as is already the case in the footprints of Unitymedia in North Rhine-Westfalia and Hesse and of Kabel BW in Baden-Wuerttemberg.“We are very pleased with this agreement. Our proposed merger with Kabel Deutschland is another step towards overcoming the inefficiencies of different power levels of the German cable network infrastructure,” said Ronny Verhelst, CEO of Tele Columbus Group. “It will allow us to improve broadband penetration significantly and provide new and better products.”last_img read more

CBS Studios International is to supply content for

first_imgCBS Studios International is to supply content for Russian linear channel and subscription video-on-demand provider Amedia.CBS has agreed a multiyear, multiplatform deal with Amedia, the producer and channel operator that earlier this week inked a wide-ranging output deal with HBO.Its CBS deal gives it new network and cable series as well as existing titles including Elementary, Beauty and the Beast and Showtime’s Ray Donovan. The deal covers the Amedia linear pay TV channels – Amedia Premium HD and Amedia 1 – and its SVOD service.Armando Nuñez, president and CEO of CBS Global Distribution, said: “We are excited to partner with Russia’s leading production company and newest broadcaster, Amedia, for our first volume deal in the market.”“CBS is responsible for creating most of the best TV series in the world,” said Alexander Akopov, president of Amedia Group. “These will help us to establish ourselves as a leading pay TV and SVOD provider in the region, with the strongest portfolio of premium TV shows.”Separately Finland’s MTV will also get a range of new and library cable and network shows from CBS. Titles include Reckless, The Millers and Reign. CBS and MTV already have a content deal with the Finnish broadcaster airing shows including CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.last_img read more

News channel France 24 has signed a new fiveyear

first_imgNews channel France 24 has signed a new five-year broadcast services contract with Ericsson, including playout management.Under the renewed deal, France 24 and Ericsson will deploy new control rooms and HD studios, equipped with advanced tools and automated systems. The broadcaster plans to migrate to HD in the second half of the year, requiring an overhaul of its five studios and production systems, according to Ericsson.“We are pleased to strengthen our partnership with France 24 and cater to the needs of a leading 24/7 news channel,” says Thorsten Sauer, head of broadcast services, business unit global services, Ericsson. “The state-of-the-art production automation systems put in place by Ericsson will enable France 24 to optimise management of its control rooms and operations.”last_img read more

The EBU has expressed concern following last week

first_imgThe EBU has expressed concern following last week’s decision by the Swedish government to open up the 700MHz spectrum band to non-TV applications.The country’s IT and energy minister Anna-Karin Hatt said that the 700MHz band would be open to non digital-terrestrial TV applications from April 1 2017.The EBU criticised the decision, saying that such a fast switchover will jeopardize the integrity of TV services in Sweden.EBU technology and innovation director Simon Fell, said: “Digital terrestrial television can’t move out of the 700MHz in Sweden in the government’s proposed timeframe without substantial disruption to Swedish consumers. A smooth transition involves detailed planning and engagement with all sectors of the television industry.”The move is currently being debated as part of the ITU’s preparations for its WRC-15 conference, where the use of 700MHz for mobile services is expected to feature heavily on the agenda.Any switch from 700MHz services would involve significant disruption to TV services, requiring a shift to DVB-T2 technology to conserve bandwidth.The Swedish government’s move was welcomed by telecom operator Telia, which said it would help it remove gaps in coverage for mobile services in remote areas, allowing mobile operators to provide high-speed coverage for the last 10% of households.DTT transmission services provider Teracom said it was accelerating investment in more efficient TV transmission technology ahead of the 2017 deadline.last_img read more

Greek broadcast group Antenna has appointed Tariq

first_imgGreek broadcast group Antenna has appointed Tariq Syed as its managing director of thematic channels and digital.Syed joins from NBCUniversal where he was managing director, Central Europe for the Studio’s channels division Universal Networks International. Prior to that he was vice president of business development at NBCUniversal.At Antenna he will oversee the Greek company’s portfolio of pay TV channels with a remit to expand their reach into new territories. He will also oversee investments in digital platforms and services.Syed will report to another former NBCUniversal executive, Pete Smith, who joined the Greek company last year as managing director. Smith said: “Having worked closely with Tariq in the past, I am very excited to welcome him to our team and confident that his wide knowledge and extensive experience will contribute significantly to our ambitious goals.”The appointment comes as Antenna seeks to expands in TV and digital in its domestic market and further afield. It recently struck a content partnership deal with youth media brand Vice as well as financial partnership with media-focused merchant bank The Raine Group.last_img read more

More than a third of US broadband households now h

first_imgMore than a third of US broadband households now have a smart TV following a 31% increase in adoption over the last year, according to Parks Associates. In research presented at the CE Week conference in New York this week, Parks said that 34% of US broadband homes now have a smart TV and that more than 70% of smart TV owners have connected the device to the internet.“Also, nearly two-thirds of people shopping for a flat-panel TV this year plan to buy a smart TV. These trends show the smart TV has a significant role in the connected home and is a key device to extend new services and experiences to consumers,” said Parks.last_img read more

Sky in Italy is to give public broadcast channel R

first_imgSky in Italy is to give public broadcast channel Rai4 a prime spot on its EPG and is moving its own channels to other prime slots to replace Mediaset’s services following the latter’s decision to encrypt its channels from September 7.Mediaset has decided to encrypt its channels after failing to secure what it views as acceptable terms from Sky to make them available as part of the satellite broadcaster’s service.Mediaset’s channels – Retequattro, Canale 5 and Italia 1 – occupy channels 104, 105 and 106 of the Sky EPG. Sky’s decision to give the number four slot to Rai4 gives the pubcaster’s channel a big improvement in visibility on its platform.With no sign of a last minute agreement between Mediaset and the pay TV operator, the dispute has given the public broadcaster an opportunity to improve the positioning of Rai4, which carries a mix of movies and series, even though Rai has also been in dispute with the satcaster over retransmission fees, according to multiple local reports.Regulator ACGOM has ruled that Rai must make its channels available to all distribution providers but has not specified that this should be for free. The regulator said that Rai should strike a deal with Sky for equitable remuneration.Rai4 has hitherto been available on channel 21 on the country’s DTT platform and on channel 10 on the TivùSat free-to-air satellite platform, but has not been carried by Sky.last_img read more

Steve McCaffery Liberty Global has announced plans

first_imgSteve McCafferyLiberty Global has announced plans to widely deploy Arris’ Touchstone TG2492 Gateway across its global footprint. Liberty said that the TG2492 will deliver “high-speed broadband and advanced streaming video services”, with the device capable of delivering web speeds of up to 1Gbps using the latest 802.11ac WiFi technology.“Our customers are streaming more content to more devices than ever before and therefore require the best in wireless performance,” said Liberty Global’s chief product officer, Doron Hacmon.“The Touchstone platform delivers a best-in-class experience today while also providing us with the flexibility to introduce even more innovative services for our customers in the future.”Arris’ senior vice president, EMEA, Steve McCaffery said: “Our flagship Touchstone TG2492 wireless gateway will enable Liberty to deliver best-in-class WiFi performance, faster speeds, and improved connectivity for an expanding number of consumer devices.”last_img read more

Tom Jahr Content security company Conax will use i

first_imgTom JahrContent security company Conax will use its presence at ANGA Com to highlight its Contego-as-a-Service cloud-based content protection service.The, modular offering includes the functionality of the flagship Conax Contego unified security platform, supporting DVB, IPTV and OTT plus all key DRM technologies, according to Conax.Contego-as-a-Service is designed to provide pay TV platforms with a business model for supporting future growth by featuring low capital expenditure, reduced operational complexity, scalability and rapid deployment of new features such as secure TV everywhere and streamlined content delivery, Conax said.At ANGA COM, Conax will also feature demonstrations of its Conax GO Live entry-level live streaming solution including its newest features such as analytics, AirPlay and Chromecast support. Conax will also demonstrate its multi-DRM back-end throughout the show.Also at ANGA COM, Conax will highlight Conax Contego’s support for multiple DRM technologies.The company will also showcase Conax GO Live. This is an entry level solution for reducing the complexity, time-to-market and barriers to an operator launching an OTT service, according to the company. Conax GO Live comprises a live streaming solution for iOS and Android devices now available with Chromecast and AirPlay support and a monitoring system to analyze customers’ viewing patterns using analytics.The company will also highlight its support for Common Encryption and MPEG DASH.“Hosted, monitored and maintained by Conax, Contego-as-a-Service’s highly flexible content protection in the cloud will enable operators of all shapes and sizes to focus on their core business by outsourcing specialist services like content security to Conax,” said Tom Jahr, EVP Products & Marketing, Conax.“The unique Conax Contego modular back-end behind Contego-as-a-Service enables key operator business benefits such as premium scalability, easy integration of new advanced features and complimentary partner technologies, fast deployment and low investment in on-site hardware to quickly and securely cultivate and tap growth opportunities in the digital content delivery landscape.”Conax will be exhibiting at ANGA COM together with Kudelski Group sisters Nagra and SmarDTV in Hall 10.2, stand E11.last_img read more