NDS Provides Full End-To-End Solution To Get (Previously UPC Norway), Expanding Its Footprint In The European Cable TV Market
• NDS has been selected to supply Get® with an end-to-end solution for its cable TV network.
• Solution includes NDS’s VideoGuard® conditional access (CA), MediaHighwayTM middleware, XTV TM digital video recorder (DVR) and electronic program guide (EPG).
• Future upgrades are planned to support IPTV and home networking solutions.
• Partnership extends NDS’s footprint in Northern Europe and expands its market share in the European cable TV market.
• By adopting NDS core technologies, Get sets foundation for future growth and development of their services.
London, UK – October 16, 2006 – NDS, the leading provider of technology solutions for digital pay-TV, announced today that Get, one of the leading cable TV and broadband companies in Scandinavia, has selected NDS technology to support its digital cable TV platform. NDS will provide Get with VideoGuard®, its industry leading end-to-end conditional access solution, as well as MediaHighwayTM middleware and its DVR and EPG solutions.
Get is planning to launch its new service using NDS technology before the winter holiday season, which will include the introduction of new set-top boxes (STB) and the deployment of new smart cards to the company’s cable TV subscribers. In addition to providing Get with the industry’s most trusted and secure protection for its content and services, by adopting many of NDS’s core technologies, Get will be able to offer its subscribers further value added services in the future, enhancing customers’ loyalty and generating additional revenue streams for the company.
David Nabozny, VP and General Manager, Europe for NDS, said: “We are delighted that Get has selected our proven solutions for their cable TV network. In addition to the robust security that VideoGuard provides, they will also be able enhance subscribers’ user experience through enhanced EPG functionality and the ability to pause and record live TV through XTVTM, our DVR solution, which has proven highly popular across major markets in Europe, North America and Asia.”
Gunnar Evensen, CEO for Get, commented: “We evaluated the market and chose NDS based on their successful industry track record and their proven ability to successfully integrate an end-to-end solution. NDS is an important partner for us as they enable us to offer our subscribers enhanced TV services, making the subscriber experience more entertaining and also generating incremental revenues for us moving forward.”
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.
Based on the company’s operating statistics at June 30, 2006, Get’s networks reached approximately 491,300 homes and served close to 476,000 customers (RGU’s). These include 367,000 television, 31,000 Digital TV, 76,000 broadband Internet and 33,000 telephony customers. Get is 100% owned by Candover. See www.get.no for more information on Get.
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