PT. MNC Sky Vision Selects a Suite of NDS Solutions to Protect and Power Indovision and Top TV Platforms
* PT. MNC Sky Vision, Indonesia’s leading pay-TV provider, has expanded its relationship with NDS by selecting an end-to-end solution to secure and enhance its premium pay-TV platform, Indovision
* Indovision to deploy market-leading VideoGuard® conditional access (CA), MediaHighway® middleware and a customised electronic programme guide
* Additionally, PT. MNC Sky Vision has selected VideoGuard CA to secure its Top TV platform
JAKARTA, INDONESIA – NDS, the leading provider of technology solutions for digital pay-TV, today announced that PT. MNC Sky Vision, which operates under the brand names Indovision and Top TV, has extended its long-standing relationship with NDS by selecting an end-to-end NDS solution to protect and enhance its Indovision pay-TV platform. The solution comprises market-leading VideoGuard® conditional access (CA), MediaHighway® middleware and a customised electronic programme guide (EPG).
PT. MNC Sky Vision has also selected VideoGuard, the recognised leader in pay-TV content protection, to secure its Top TV platform, enabling both platforms to securely deliver high-quality programme packages and services across the Indonesian archipelago.
Indovision is Indonesia’s premium pay-TV platform while Top TV offers a more affordable pay-TV service. Together they deliver a variety of entertainment and information services to meet the needs of a broad spectrum of Indonesian pay-TV audiences.
NDS has been PT. MNC Sky Vision’s technology partner, supplying CA and middleware, since it established its satellite pay-TV operation in 1997, making it the first Indonesian digital satellite broadcaster. Indonesia’s pay-TV pioneer, PT.MNC Sky Vision launched its analogue broadcasting service in 1988. Indovision currently offers a wide range of local, regional and international programming to audiences throughout Indonesia.
Handhi S. Kentjono, Vice President Director, PT. MNC Sky Vision commented: “Our long-standing relationship with NDS has been instrumental in making us a leader in the pay-TV market in Indonesia. We are confident that NDS’ unrivalled technology leadership will continue to keep us at the forefront of the market well into the future.”
Ms. Sue Taylor, Senior Vice President and General Manager of NDS Asia Pacific said: “NDS is proud to broaden our relationship with Indovision. Since the beginning of our technology partnership in 1997, Indovision has been a real innovator in Indonesian pay-TV. We are also pleased to extend our relationship and provide NDS market-leading technologies to Top TV. We look forward to helping these key operators deliver world-class pay-TV to Indonesian viewers.”
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PT MNC Sky Vision was the first digital satellite broadcasting company in Indonesia and is Indonesia’s largest DTH operator providing services to approximately 60% of the satellite and cable pay-TV market.
PT. MNC Sky Vision is owned by Global Mediacom, the largest and only integrated media, broadcasting, entertainment and telecommunications group in Indonesia. Global Mediacom also owns Media Nusantara Citra, Indonesia’s largest media company with three national terrestrial television channels, newspapers, magazines, radio networks and the largest content library in Indonesia. For more information visit www.indovision.tv and http://www.top-tv.co.id/
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 70 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 104 million active devices, and safeguarding pay-TV service revenues exceeding $40 billion. NDS middleware, including MediaHighway® which enables a host of advanced services for subscribers, has been deployed on 115 million devices. NDS DVR technology, centred around XTV™, leads the global industry with 19 million units deployed. (Deployment figures as of 31st March 2009).
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, Denmark, 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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