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NDS Delivers VOD Solutions to Wenzhou Cable in Partnership with Huawei


* First implementation of HD VOD for China Cable Network
* NDS and Huawei partner to enable delivery of advanced two-way solutions to Wenzhou Cable

BEIJING, CHINA - CCBN - NDS, the leading provider of technology solutions for digital pay-TV, today announced that it has partnered with Huawei, the world’s leading telecom solutions supplier, to enable the delivery of the latest High Definition Video On Demand (VOD) digital-TV solutions to Wenzhou Cable (A branch of China Cable Network) subscribers.

The integration of NDS MediaHighway set-top software with connected Huawei set-top boxes will enable the delivery and optimisation of advanced services such as Video On Demand (VOD) – the ability to watch HD movies and TV series, documentaries, sports and entertainment at any time, Catch-up TV services– providing the capability to catch-up on missed programming within one week, and Time Shift TV — enabling subscribers to pause live, rewind up to 2 hours and fast-forward to what is being broadcasted on any live TV channel.

The combination of the latest high definition technology from Huawei and the advanced capabilities of the NDS MediaHighway set-top box software also provide support for advanced and engaging two-way interactive applications such as games and information on flights, weather and government services.

Mr. Hong Yudong Director of STB Product Line of Huawei Device commented, “We are pleased to be working with NDS to deploy these advanced HD VOD services to Wenzhou cable subscribers. We are looking forward to cooperating with NDS to deliver greatly enhanced digital-pay TV solutions to other advanced operators, in the booming Chinese market.”

“Partnering with Huawei to deliver advanced digital-TV solutions to Wenzhou Cable reinforces our commitment to working closely with Chinese vendors to deliver the most-advanced digital solutions within China and across the globe” said Sue Taylor, Chairman, NDS China, Senior Vice President and General Manager of NDS Asia Pacific.

The set top boxes used by Wenzhou Cable will be manufactured by Huawei and powered by NDS MediaHighway set-top box software, secured by NDS VideoGuard Conditional Access software and will incorporate China’s first overlay Electronic Programme Guide through NDS EPG Framework.

About Huawei
Huawei is a leading telecom solutions provider. Through continuous customer-centric innovation, we have established end-to-end advantages in Telecom Network Infrastructure, Application & Software, Professional Services and Devices. With comprehensive strengths in wireline, wireless and IP technologies, Huawei has gained a leading position in the All-IP convergence age. Our products and solutions have been deployed in over 100 countries and have served 45 of the world’s top 50 telecom operators, as well as one third of the world’s population.

Huawei Device’s products cover four major types, namely, broadband mobile terminals, mobile phones, home converged terminals and video terminals. STB is one of the key business of home converged terminals. Huawei Device is dedicated to becoming a reliable cooperator of the global operators on terminal devices, providing operators and consumers with rich network terminals, and helping the operators to satisfy the consumers’ demands on diversified terminals. As of the end of 2010, Huawei Device’s products are sold to over 470 operators globally. Huawei Device, as a leader in the operators’ retail market, has become the strategic partner on terminal devices of first tier global operators such as China Mobile, China Unicom, China Telecom, NTT DOCMO, Vodafone, T-Mobile, French Telecom, BT, Telefonica, etc.

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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 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 145 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 171 million devices. NDS DVR technology, centred around XTV™, leads the global industry with 35 million units deployed. (Deployment figures as of 31st December 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.

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