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NDS Announces VideoGuard Express™ Now Available for the Indian Cable Market


* NDS unveils low cost digital conditional access system (CAS) at Satellite and Cable TV exhibition in Mumbai, October 25–27, 2007. (Booth B12)
* VideoGuard Express™ is based on NDS’ world-leading technology already deployed in more than 75 million set-top boxes worldwide
* VideoGuard Express™ offers fast time to market and local implementation and support for Indian cable operators implementing CAS

MUMBAI, INDIA.– NDS, the leading provider of technology solutions for digital pay-TV, today announced that it has launched a new solution for the Indian cable TV market. NDS VideoGuard Express™ delivers robust CAS security at a competitive price. The system has been pre-integrated with a set-top box and electronic programme guide (EPG) ready for fast deployment.

Ms. Sue Taylor, Vice President and General Manager of NDS Asia Pacific said: “NDS VideoGuard Express is the right solution at the right time. Many cable operators across India are looking for a CAS solution they can implement now to support their pay-TV business and comply with government regulations to deploy CAS. VideoGuard gives a low-cost solution now, and an upgrade path for operators to implement new features and services in the future.”

Mr. Kishore Shirekar, General Manager of NDS India said: “NDS continues to increase our commitment to the Indian market and the service that we provide to our customers here. The company has over 750 staff in India, and more than 700 are in technical and development positions. In addition to world-class technology, NDS is uniquely able to provide complete local support as Indian cable operators deploy CAS and fast-track digital deployment across the country.”

VideoGuard Express builds on NDS proven conditional access technology for pay-TV. VideoGuard® is the world’s most widely deployed, robust and secure technology for content protection and digital rights management. The system includes the VideoGuard Express headend and patented smart card technology.

NDS VideoGuard Express offers fast channel change time and delivers a user experience with real impact. The system incorporates a convenient upgrade path to implement MediaHighway middleware, enabling advanced pay-TV and interactive services including NDS fully customisable EPG, call centre based pay-per-view (OPPV) and NVOD. Fast software upgrade options ensure a simple, future-proof solution for operators and their subscribers.


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