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NDS at ANGA Cable 2011: Expanding the Pay-TV Business


* NDS to highlight solutions that expand pay-TV operators’ business
* Showcasing local customer deployments including Video-on-Demand, HbbTV and hybrid solutions
* Demonstrating proven technological expertise to enable the next-generation experience

Cologne, Germany — ANGA Cable 2011, Stand B18, Hall 10.2, May 3 to 5 – At this year’s ANGA Cable, NDS, the leading provider of technology solutions for digital pay-TV, will demonstrate how operators can benefit from flexible, unified solutions and address new market opportunities such as the role of companion devices and over-the-top delivered content for pay-TV platforms.

On the stand, NDS will showcase recent local customer deployments, including Video-on-Demand, HbbTV and hybrid solutions.

Commenting on NDS’ focus at ANGA Cable 2011, Yves Padrines, NDS Vice President, Sales Europe and General Manager NDS GmbH said: “At ANGA Cable NDS will showcase how operators can take advantage of two prevalent industry trends: the phenomenal growth in simultaneous usage of TV and devices such as tablets, PCs mobile phones – and the consumer’s increasing demand for a tailored experience’ He added “NDS solutions help operators to secure, grow and widen their business and in turn enable content owners to expand the reach of their content through new technologies.”

Technologies to be showcased on the NDS stand include:

Over-the-Top and Connected devices

NDS Service Delivery Platform

Marrying Digital TV with OTT, the NDS Service Delivery Platform (SDP) is a fully scalable platform that enables TV operators to extend their offering to companion devices through third-party applications. The NDS SDP provides an open application programming interface (API) that acts as an interface between applications on devices, a service provider’s TV platform and social networks or other internet content. Providing a standard web services interface, the SDP enables the development of a limitless number of applications to complement or control the TV viewing experience.

InfiniteTV Exchange™

InfiniteTV Exchange (ITXG) is a B2B content marketplace that connects professional video content owners with platform operators around the world. The internet-based marketplace enables the creation and delivery of professional channels for connected pay-TV platforms. With over 150,000 hours of committed content both from specialized, independent content owners and mainstream studios, ITXG enables business negotiations and Over-The-Top (OTT) delivery to enrich the subscriber offering.

User Experience

NDS Snowflake™

NDS Snowflake is a high-end, elegant user interface that enables an entirely new model of content navigation for subscribers. The latest version of NDS Snowflake offers high definition three dimensional animation and a highly intuitive user experience that caters to the latest convergence technology. A product of NDS Studio design, NDS Snowflake is a UI framework that can be adapted to any customer brand.

Customer deployment: ZON

Leading Portuguese pay-TV operator ZON recently announced the selection of the NDS Snowflake™ User Interface (UI) and MediaHighway Set-Top box software. The demo will show how the operator’s brand was applied to the NDS Snowflake framework to make it uniquely theirs.

Customer deployment: SFR

France’s second largest telecoms operator, SFR, recently launched an entirely new user interface designed by NDS Studio Design and based on the ergonomic model behind NDS Snowflake. The NDS SFR UI provides the interface for the new SFR Neuf Box Evolution. In addition NDS Studio Design adapted the UI for devices including the iPad and the iPhone and provided the design for the SFR remote control, which was subsequently awarded an internationally recognised Red Dot design award.

Unified Solutions

NDS Unified Headend™

The award winning NDS Unified Headend provides the solution to all convergence challenges, it enables operators to securely and seamlessly deliver content and services to multiple screens, providing a manageable and cost effective solution in a multiplatform environment. With a business management platform that is pre-integrated with all VideoGuard® solutions, operators can manage all their services using one system, without compromising content and service protection.

NDS Unified Gateway™

NDS Unified Gateway™ is an end-to-end system that takes a unified approach to distributing video, data and voice services in and around the home from a single point, fulfilling the vision of a fully connected home.

An end-to-end solution, the Unified Gateway combines NDS’ pay-TV leadership in set-top box software, UI design and DRM, with Jungo’s experience in residential gateways. It provides home network connectivity to support a wide range of IP enabled entertainment and communication devices.

See NDS speak at ANGA Cable:

Technology Panel: “New Solutions Based on CA” 3rd May 16:45 CET, Yves Padrines, Vice President Sales Europe and General Manager NDS GmbH.

Strategy Panel: “Hybrid and Interactive: Ready for TV 2.0?” 4th May 11:45 CET, Yves Padrines, Vice President Sales Europe and General Manager NDS GmbH.

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 80 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 150 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 180 million devices. NDS DVR technology, centred around XTV™, leads the global industry with 38 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, 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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