Russia's Pakt Selects NDS End-to-End Videoguard Express Solution to Bring Digital Cable TV to St. Petersburg
Amsterdam, Netherlands – IBC, Stand 1.A71 – September 9, 2010 - NDS, the leading provider of technology solutions for digital pay-TV, today announced that PAKT, a cable Pay TV provider in St Petersburg, Russia, has selected NDS VideoGuard Express™ to protect and power its digital cable service. PAKT currently has 70 000 analogue subscribers and is now investing in digital technology to bring an enhanced TV service to their viewers.
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 70 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 133 million active devices, and safeguarding pay-TV service revenues exceeding $40 billion. NDS middleware, including MediaHighway® which enables a host of advanced services for subscribers, has been deployed on 152 million devices. NDS DVR technology, centred around XTV™, leads the global industry with 30 million units deployed. (Deployment figures as of 30th June 2010).
Headquartered in the UK, NDS remains committed to investing in R&D with over 75% of its employees dedicated to pioneering work at development centres in China, Denmark, 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.
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