NDS Provides End To End System For Romtelecom’s New DTH Satellite Platform
• NDS provides VideoGuard® secure conditional access, MediaHighway™ middleware and electronic program guide (EPG) for Romtelecom’s new direct-to-home (DTH) satellite service.
• New platform to be launched to homes across Romania, with NDS VideoGuard® protecting all content and services delivered to new digital subscribers.
• NDS strengthens its position in Eastern Europe with second conditional access and middleware contract in the fast growing Romanian market.
London, UK – October 4, 2006 – NDS, the leading provider of technology solutions for digital pay-TV, today announced that it has been selected by Romtelecom, the leading telecommunications company in Romania, to deploy a full end-to-end system including NDS VideoGuard® conditional access, MediaHighway™ middleware and EPG on the company’s new DTH satellite TV platform.
Commenting on the news, David Nabozny, NDS Vice President and General Manager Europe, said: “We are very excited to be chosen by Romtelecom to secure and enable their new DTH platform. We look forward to working together in order to create value for both Romtelecom and its subscribers in the company’s new broadcasting venture. This is an important contract for NDS as Romtelecom is the leading telco in Romania and represents our second customer in the country, which has a large population, high TV viewing rates and good growth potential. It also underlines the continued expansion of NDS’s footprint in Eastern Europe.”
George Argentopoulos, COO of Romtelecom, commented: “We are very pleased to be working with a market leader such as NDS on the launch of our new DTH platform. Following a competitive process, we decided that NDS was the best business and technology partner for us, given their strong track record in the industry and their proven ability to successfully deliver complete and innovative solutions.”
About NDS NDS Group plc (NASDAQ / Euronext Brussels: NNDS), a News Corporation company, secures and enables content anytime, anywhere on any device. See www.nds.com for more information about NDS.
Romtelecom is the largest telecommunication company in Romania. The company is 54% owned by OTE International, a fully owned subsidiary of OTE Greece, and 46% by the Romanian state. Romtelecom provides reliable, innovative and easy-to-use services; from traditional fixed telephony through to high quality consumer and business Internet and Data services. By end of 2005 the company had an installed base of approximately 3.95 million phone lines. For more information visit: www.romtelecom.ro.
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