NDS Partners with ARM to Enable OTT Delivery on Connected TVs
* NDS and ARM in partnership focused on the connected TV market
* NDS Infinite TV ™ to enable OTT content and service delivery to devices
* NDS and ARM to showcase a series of demos at CES
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — CES - NDS, the leading provider of technology solutions for digital pay-TV, today announced that it is has entered into a partnership with ARM, the world’s leading semiconductor intellectual property (IP) supplier to enable the delivery of Over-the-Top (OTT) content and services to connected TVs, with NDS InfiniteTV™.
The cooperation will enable connected TV manufacturers to implement a ready-made software solution that will provide a framework for OTT services, easily integrated with a variety of devices.
The Infinite TV ™ suite of technologies enables the delivery and optimisation of OTT content on any device, whilst enhancing the value proposition for all members of the content eco-system. It grants viewers the freedom to watch content, that can be monetised through advanced advertising models on connected TV’s or any internet capable device.
Lance Howarth, senior VP and general manager, Media Processing Division, ARM said: “The connected TV market is an area in which we see great potential for growth. Building on ARM’s momentum in the Home Entertainment market, we believe that a platform based around a dual ARM® Cortex™-A9 processor and ARM Mali™-400 MP GPU will provide connected TV manufacturers with the very best in performance and outstanding graphics capability. We look forward to working with NDS to drive OTT opportunities in this space.”
Jonathan Beavon, Director of Segment Marketing at NDS, said: “Infinite TV provides an end-to-end delivery mechanism for OTT services on connected devices. With a thin-client approach, the possibilities for manufacturers are taken to a new level; easy integration and a sophisticated architecture will ensure an optimal service with a short time to market.” He added “With ARM we believe we are in a strong position to deliver new opportunities for OTT and connected TV services.”
NDS will be showcasing its work with ARM at CES, 5-9 January 2011 in Las Vegas in a series of private demos.
ARM designs the technology that is at the heart of advanced digital products, from wireless, networking and consumer entertainment solutions to imaging, automotive, security and storage devices. ARM’s comprehensive product offering includes 32-bit RISC microprocessors, graphics processors, video engines, enabling software, cell libraries, embedded memories, high-speed connectivity products, peripherals and development tools. Combined with comprehensive design services, training, support and maintenance, and the company’s broad Partner community, they provide a total system solution that offers a fast, reliable path to market for leading electronics companies. www.arm.com
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 75 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 138 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 163 million devices. NDS DVR technology, centred around XTV ™, leads the global industry with 33 million units deployed. (Deployment figures as of 30th September 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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