NDS Wins First VideoGuard Express Customer with Serbia Broadband.
--First win for NDS VideoGuard Express.
--Serbia Broadband (SBB) launches new direct to home (DTH) service, TotalTV, across Southeast Europe.
--New platform to use NDS conditional access, MediaHighway middleware and electronic program guide (EPG).
--VideoGuard Express allows operators to launch a secure digital broadcast service within just a few months.
--Upgrades give operators the ability to plan for the future with additional revenue generating applications such as video on demand (VOD), near video on demand (NVOD), interactive and personal video recorder (PVR).
NDS Group plc, a leading provider of technology solutions for digital pay TV, today announced that Serbia Broadband, the leading cable operator in Serbia, has selected the NDS VideoGuard Express solution to secure premium content on their new DTH service. The solution includes NDS MediaHighway middleware and EPG. Serbia Broadband is Serbia's largest cable operator.
NDS VideoGuard Express is built on the same proven VideoGuard(R) conditional access technology that drives some of the most successful pay-TV operations around the world. These operators rely on NDS to manage their TV services because it is the most secure solution. This gives the operator access to the best available content which attracts and retains subscribers.
Serbia Broadband CEO, Dragan Solak said: "We already have a successful cable system and we now want to offer customers who cannot receive the cable service a new satellite platform. The new satellite operation will be able to offer a great choice of content with 25 channels to start."
NDS Vice President Europe, David Nabozny commented: "We are extremely pleased to be chosen by SBB for the supply of VideoGuard Express and see this as an excellent opportunity for NDS. NDS's strength is in our content protection, middleware and electronic program guide - we have a worldwide reputation for our large systems. We are pleased that Serbia Broadband is acknowledging that our advanced technology also works well for smaller systems."
NDS Group plc (NASDAQ/ Euronext Brussels: NNDS), a News Corporation company, is a leading supplier of open end-to-end digital pay TV solutions for the secure delivery of entertainment and information to television set-top boxes and IP devices. See www.nds.com/ for more information about NDS.
About Serbia Broadband
Serbia Broadband is the largest national operator of cable television networks in Serbia, presently serving subscribers in more then 30 cities across the country. SBB has made significant investment in equipment and new technologies which enables the company to offer several advanced services such as broadband cable internet and premium television packages. SBB has also launched a direct-to-home service (distribution of TV channels via satellite) under the TotalTV brand.
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|Date:||Mar 9, 2006|
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