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Telekom Austria Extends Relationship with NDS to Secure IPTV Service


LONDON, UK - NDS, the leading provider of technology solutions for digital pay-TV, and Telekom Austria, the fixed net subsidiary of Telekom Austria Group, one of the most innovative IPTV providers in Europe, today announced that they have extended their relationship to secure the operators IPTV service.

Building on their existing relationship, the agreement will see NDS integrate its VideoGuard™ encryption technology with the new platform to ensure that the operator’s service remains uncompromised.

“We pride ourselves on our unblemished track record for securing pay-TV services around the world and we are pleased to be extending our relationship with Telekom Austria in this new venture” said Yves Padrines, VP, Business Development at NDS and General Manager NDS GmbH.

“There are exciting times ahead and we are reassured in the fact that our service remains secure” commented Walter Goldenits, CTO Telekom Austria TA AG. “We look forward to continuing our work with NDS and trust in the company’s expertise in integration to provide a seamless transition.”

NDS has provided the security for Telekom Austria’s IPTV service since 2005.

About Telekom Austria Group

Telekom Austria Group is Austria’s leading provider of telecommunications services. It was listed on the Vienna stock exchange in November 2000. The Group has two main business areas: the Fixed Net segment encompasses fixed line telephony, data, Internet, security and multimedia services and the Mobile Communication segment covers mobile communications. The Telekom Austria Group has international operations in Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Liechtenstein, the Republic of Macedonia, the Republic of Serbia and Slovenia.

About NDS

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 116 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 135 million devices. NDS DVR technology, centred around XTV™, leads the global industry with 25 million units deployed. (Deployment figures as of 31st December 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 for more information.


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