NDS Partners with Morega Systems to Secure its Multi-screen Content Portability Solution
*Morega Systems enters into technology partnership with NDS
*NDS integrates VideoGuard Connect™, the DRM for multi-platform pay-TV, with Morega technology
*VideoGuard Connect provides unique service and content protection on a variety of platforms and is interoperable with existing broadcast systems to provide a unified solution
*Enables operators to offer secure sideloading to a broad range of portable devices
LONDON, UK — IBC, September 9th-13th, Stand 1.A71– NDS today announced it has entered into a technology partnership with Morega Systems, a developer of content portability solutions. NDS has integrated VideoGuard Connect™, its next generation DRM for multi-platform pay-TV, with Morega’s content delivery solution for multi-channel operators.
Morega’s technology enables payTV operators to deploy TV Everywhere services that allow subscribers to consume premium content on a range of devices including smartphones, tablets and PCs. By using VideoGuard Connect, Morega is able to offer end-to-end service protection for sideloaded content.
Philip Poulidis, president and CEO of Morega Systems, said: “We believe that in the coming years consumers will expect media mobility to be a standard feature of any payTV package. This is a service that is in great demand from users but one that can be a challenge for operators since they have to guarantee they can protect premium content from the threat of file sharing. By working with NDS as our security partner we are able to give customers even greater confidence that they can make the most of their most valuable asset — content — without the threat of it being compromised during the move to new platforms.”
Commenting on the partnership Nigel Smith, VP and CMO at NDS, said: “We aim to support operators looking to take advantage of the full range of portable devices that are coming onto the market. We’re extremely pleased to be working with Morega as they recognise the importance of multi-screen solutions and have the vision to make this a reality.”
VideoGuard Connect offers protection of pay-TV services to the most popular devices including the PC, Mac, games consoles, iOS (iPad, iPhone) and Android mobile and tablet devices. For further information on VideoGuard Connect, visit http://www.nds.com/solutions/videoguard_connect.php.
About Morega Systems Inc.
Morega Systems (www.morega.com) is a provider of content portability solutions that give service providers and consumer electronics equipment manufacturers a better way to extend multimedia content beyond the television to any viewing device. Morega’s unique approach to content delivery uses a sophisticated authentication, encryption and digital rights management system to protect copyrighted material and to allow users to view optimized, high-quality video either across a broadband network connection via adaptive bit rate streaming, or without a network connection via sideloading. Morega’s unique analytics system also tracks when specific content is viewed on alternative devices, thus enabling TV Everywhere and the Connected Home while still preserving advertising revenue for content providers.
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 155 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 185 million devices. NDS DVR technology, centred around XTV™, leads the global industry with 41 million units deployed. (Deployment figures as of 30th June 2011).
Headquartered in the UK, with over 5000 employees, 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 www.nds.com for more information.
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