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NDS Unified Headend™ Wins ‘Best Content Protection Technology’ Product of the Year Award from Cable & Satellite International Magazine


* NDS wins Cable & Satellite International’s prestigious Product of the Year Award at IBC 2008
* NDS Unified Headend™ end-to-end solution awarded ‘Best Content Protection Technology’
* Solution allows operators to deliver a secure and seamless entertainment experience across multiple screens

LONDON, UK . – NDS, the leading provider of technology solutions for digital Pay-TV, has won the ‘Best Product of the Year Award’ presented at IBC 2008 Amsterdam by Cable & Satellite International magazine (C&SI). NDS’ end-to-end solution NDS Unified Headend™ was named ‘Best Content Protection Technology.’

The NDS Unified Headend integrates conditional access (CA), Digital Rights Management (DRM) and third-party applications, allowing operators to deliver secure broadcast and Video-On-Demand (VOD) services to a variety of devices – set-top boxes (STBs), mobile phones, PCs, Portable Media Players (PMPs) and digital video recorders (DVRs) – using a common infrastructure. NDS Unified Headend therefore enables Pay-TV providers to realise significant operational efficiencies.

With the NDS Unified Headend, NDS delivers on the promise of ‘four screen’ convergence, enabling operators to deliver a seamless TV and entertainment experience, and to create new compelling applications for their customers. At the same time, operators benefit from the ability to create new kinds of promotions with multiple cross-platform business models.

In July 2008 NDS announced that Russian media giant Sistema Mass Media (SMM) selected the NDS Unified Headend to manage and protect TV content delivery to subscribers across both IP and mobile networks. Earlier, in September 2007 ‘yes’, the premier satellite broadcaster in Israel, chose to implement NDS VideoGuard PC™, a solution centring around the NDS Unified Headend.

“We are honoured to receive the Product of the Year Award for Best Content Protection Technology from Cable & Satellite International,” said Nigel Smith, NDS Chief Marketing Officer. “The NDS Unified Headend clearly builds on our leadership in the conditional access and DRM markets, and enables operators to deliver truly converged services to their subscribers.”

To book your personal tour of the NDS stand, including the chance to see the Converged Home of the Future – centred around the NDS Unified Headend – and see how Pay-TV operators can generate more revenue from the ‘four screens’ please contact the NDS media relations team, details provided below.


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