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NDS And Samsung Integrate Synamedia™ Metro With Settop Box Built For IPTV


Amsterdam (IBC, Stand 1.171) – September 8, 2006 – NDS, the leading provider of technology solutions for digital payTV, has integrated its Synamedia Metro IPTV solution with the new IPTV settop box from Samsung Electronics, the leading provider of digital settop boxes.
The powerful combination of the NDS Synamedia Metro middleware and DRM capabilities, coupled with the Samsung IP settop box, brings a complete IPTV solution to the telecommunications industry. A demonstration of the integrated technologies can be seen at IBC on the NDS Stand, 1.171.
Synamedia™ Metro is a turnkey IPTV middleware solution for broadband operators or pay TV platforms. It brings the world’s leading television technologies to telcos and their digital TV subscribers, including advanced Electronic Program Guides (EPG), interactive TV applications (iTV), Video on Demand (VOD), digital video recorder (DVR) or network DVR capabilities and interactive games.
The Samsung IP settop box, DIBH570N, enables IPTV operators to use their existing network to offer endusers High Definition picture quality, a wider variety of TV channels, and with the integration of Synamedia Metro, a broad portfolio of advanced interactive TV applications.
Kenneth Choi, vice president Samsung Electronics STB Sales & Marketing Group said: “With the growing popularity of the IP platform, the IPbased settop box will be at the center of the digital home network. By working with NDS to ensure the compatibility of our settop box with their Synamedia Metro solution, we are providing a powerful IPTV solution to the telecommunications industry as well as strengthening the market positioning of our digital settop business.”
“The integration of our Synamedia Metro solution with the Samsung IP settop box creates an unmatched offering for those telcos seriously interested in capitalizing on the IPTV market,” said Nigel Smith, Vice President, NDS Broadband Internet Group. “We bring the most proven, innovative and advanced applications to the digital TV industry and this collaboration with Samsung ensures that the telecommunications industry can benefit from our collective expertise.”
About NDS
NDS Group plc (NASDAQ / Euronext Brussels: NNDS), a News Corporation company, secures and enables content anytime, anywhere on any device. See for more information about NDS.

About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2005 parent company sales of US$56.7 billion and net income of US$7.5 billion. Employing approximately 128,000 people in over 90 offices in 51 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Appliance Business, Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business and Telecommunication Network Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones, and TFTLCDs. For more information, please visit
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