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NDS @ CSTB 2010: Demonstrating New Concepts and Delivering Proven Technologies


NDS to demonstrate new user interfaces and proven technologies at CSTB 2010

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – CSTB 2010 Hall 7, Booth 782 - NDS, the leading provider of technology solutions for digital pay-TV, today announced that it will be showcasing a number of innovative new user interfaces (UIs) alongside its portfolio of proven solutions for the digital pay-TV industry at CSTB 2010.

The technologies on show range from conceptual UIs that incorporate widgets, to real-world deployments of NDS solutions on customer platforms.

Conceptual User Interfaces: Leading pay-TV operators around the world are deploying the industry’s most advanced EPGs and UIs with the assistance of NDS’ design and consulting services.

NDS Snowflake™, the award-winning user interface developed by NDS’ design studios is a prime example; its innovative design and approach to content navigation ensures the same look-and-feel on any device including TVs, PCs, iPhones, mobile devices and personal media players.

At CSTB, NDS will also demonstrate how it helps customers maximise the opportunities presented by the advanced features on hybrid set-top boxes. For example, NDS will highlight a UI that incorporates contextualisation, social interaction and search and recommendations.

Real world deployments including hybrid IPTV/Broadcast platforms: NDS will be showcasing a number of regional and global customer deployments, demonstrating a range of NDS technology solutions including:

VideoGuard®, the market-leading conditional access (CA) and digital rights management (DRM) technology that protects over $40 billion dollars worth of revenue for the world’s leading pay-TV operators

VideoGuard Express, the end-to-end solution for entry-level satellite or cable operators who want to introduce digital pay-TV services quickly and cost-effectively, combining VideoGuard CA, NDS MediaHighway® set-top box software, an NDS EPG and pre-integration with selected STB models.

MediaHighway® set-top box software, the enabling technology that provides the basis for advanced set-top box functionality such as video on demand (VOD) with progressive download (PDL), also to be demonstrated at CSTB

NDS XTV™ digital video recorder (DVR) technology, which currently provides 25 million subscribers around the world with the ability to pause, record, play back, rewind and fast forward recorded content for viewing when they choose.

About NDS
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 116 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 135 million devices. NDS DVR technology, centred around XTV™, leads the global industry with 25 million units deployed. (Deployment figures as of 31st December 2009).

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 for more information.


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