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NDS at The Cable Show 2011: Bridging the Next Generation TV Experience


*Demonstrating solutions designed to deliver next generation TV experiences; including content and service protection, User Interface, OTT and single system/multi-device solutions
*Enhancing user experience on current generation of STBs such as legacy and OCAP
*Supporting CableLabs OMS and advanced UI demonstrations in CableNET® 2011
*Participation in panel discussions on ‘Content Discovery’ and ‘Service Assurance’

COSTA MESA, USA — —At NCTA’s The Cable Show (June 14th-16th), NDS, the leading provider of technology solutions for digital pay-TV, will demonstrate solutions to deliver a unified experience across platforms by addressing both next-generation and legacy platforms.

In Executive Suite 26, NDS will be showcasing a range of technologies focused on delivering an advanced user experience across multiple-platforms; from multi-platform content delivery and protection to enabling contextual companion device experiences and OTT solutions.

In addition to the NDS solutions on display, NDS will be participating in a number of industry discussions in conference sessions and supporting multiple demonstrations in the CableNET® pavilion.

CableNET® demonstrations:

*CableNET: Content Protection
*NDS is supporting the CableLabs® Open Media Security (OMS) demonstration, to be showcased in CableNET 2011. Powered by the NDS Unified Headend, the demonstration will include a common service delivery and protection platform, an OMS-compliant downloadable conditional access system (CAS) and digital rights management (DRM) solution that enables the secure delivery of premium pay-TV content to multiple types of authorized (and subscriber-authenticated) devices inside and outside the home including an OMS-compliant production Cablevision set-top box (STB). The demo will also feature an OCAP™ Reference Implementation that supports CableLabs standard OMS interfaces
*CableNET: NDS Snowflake™ Mid-Tier MSO Advanced User Interface
*NDS will demonstrate a version of the its NDS Snowflake user interface (UI) specifically designed to provide today’s current generation of cable set-top boxes with a rich, uniquely branded look and feel with enhanced functionality such as unified search, OTT video and personalization. Using this solution, MSOs have the ability to tailor the appearance of the UI to reflect their brand and provide a template for a common but optimized UI across the next generation of STBs and other platforms such as tablets and PCs.

Speaking opportunities at The Cable Show 2011:

Steve Tranter, VP Interactive and Broadband, NDS: “What’s On TV? Techniques and Technologies for Content Discovery” June 14th at 2:30 p.m.

James Field, Director of Technology, R&D New Initiatives, NDS: “Best Ideas in Cable IT Service Assurance: Supporting and managing home networks and connected devices” June 15th at 2:00 p.m.

NDS Demonstrations:

Unified Solutions for Security, Management and Support:

*NDS Unified Headend™
*The NDS Unified Headend enables operators to securely and seamlessly deliver content and services to multiple screens, providing a manageable and cost effective solution in a multiplatform environment. With a business management platform that is pre-integrated with all VideoGuard™ solutions and easily integrated with third party systems, operators can manage all of their services to multiple devices using one system with industry leading content and service protection.
*NDS Unified Gateway™
*The NDS Unified Headend takes a unified approach to distributing video, data and voice services in and around the home from a single point, fulfilling the vision of a fully connected home. An end-to-end solution, the Unified Gateway integrates residential gateway, home networking and whole home digital video recorder (DVR) technology into one device.

Over-the-Top and Connected devices:

*NDS Service Delivery Platform™
*Marrying Digital TV with over-the-top (OTT), the NDS Service Delivery Platform (SDP) is a fully scalable platform that enables TV operators to extend their offering to companion devices through third-party applications. The NDS SDP provides secure application programming interfaces (APIs) that allow third parties to develop compelling new applications such as content discovery and navigation, social media and contextual serviceswhich fully leverage a service provider’s TV platform.
*InfiniteTV Exchange™
*InfiniteTV Exchange (ITXG) is a B2B content marketplace that connects professional video content owners with platform operators around the world. The Internet-based marketplace enables the creation and delivery of professional channels for connected pay-TV platforms. With over 150,000 hours of committed content both from specialized, independent content owners and mainstream studios, ITXG enables business negotiations and OTT delivery to enrich the subscriber offering.

User Experiences:

*NDS Snowflake™
*Recently awarded ITVT’s Leadership in Interactive and Multi-platform TV award for the ZON deployment, the latest iteration of NDS Snowflake provides an RUI solution based on HTML5 that offers a whole home user interface incorporating linear, digital video recorded, video on demand, OTT and personal content across multiple devices and platforms. In addition, recently deployed solutions that highlight how NDS Snowflake can be customized to provide a uniquely branded user experience for individual MSOs will be showcased in the NDS suite.

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 80 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 150 million active devices, and safeguarding pay-TV service revenues exceeding $50 billion. NDS middleware, including MediaHighway® which enables a host of advanced services for subscribers, has been deployed on 180 million devices. NDS DVR technology, centred around XTV™, leads the global industry with 38 million units deployed. (Deployment figures as of 31st March 2011).

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, 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.


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