NDS Powers New Kabel Deutschland HD Set-top Box
LONDON, UK – November 2, 2011 -NDS today announced that Kabel Deutschland, Germany's largest cable operator, has launched a new HD set-top box (STB) powered by NDS technologies. The new box includes NDS' MediaHighway® STB software, VideoGuard® conditional access, an NDS VOD solution and a customized electronic programme guide (EPG).
With this solution, Kabel Deutschland are able to drive High Definition and offer a mass market product that enables customers to access the Kabel Deutschland 'SELECT VIDEO' on demand service, available in a growing number of regions. The new HD STB was launched in early October and is manufactured by Sagemcom.
Yves Padrines, VP Sales Europe & General Manager, NDS GmbH said: "Through this new offering, Kabel Deutschland is enhancing the user experience for its subscribers and providing an all round higher quality of viewing, not only with HD as standard, but also with access to on-demand for all levels of subscriber." He added "We are proud to be supporting Kabel Deutschland in this deployment and look forward to working together on future initiatives."
Kabel Deutschland already benefit from a number of NDS solutions operating within the Kabel Deutschland network and devices, including NDS' MediaHighway advanced STB software, NDS DVR technology, an electronic programme guide (EPG) and VideoGuard conditional access, which also protects Kabel Deutschland CI+ modules.
NDS Group Ltd. creates the technologies and applications that enable pay-TV operators to securely deliver digital content to TV STBs (set-top boxes), DVRs (digital video recorders), PCs, mobiles and other multimedia devices. Over 90 of the world’s leading pay-TV platforms rely on NDS solutions to protect and enhance their businesses. VideoGuard® is the world’s market-leading conditional access (CA) and digital rights management (DRM) technology, currently deployed on 161 million active devices, and safeguarding pay-TV service revenues exceeding $50 billion. NDS middleware, including MediaHighway® which enables a host of advanced services for subscribers, has been deployed on 206 million devices. NDS DVR technology, centred around XTV™, leads the global industry with 45 million units deployed. (Deployment figures as of 30th September 2011).
Headquartered in the UK, with over 5000 employees, NDS remains committed to investing in R&D with over 75% of its employees dedicated to pioneering work at development centres in China, France, India, Israel, Korea, UK and US. NDS has also implemented a host of initiatives aimed at reducing its carbon footprint and helping digital TV subscribers reduce energy consumption.
NDS Group Ltd. is a private company owned by the Permira Funds and News Corporation. See www.nds.com for more information