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NDS Professional Services Enables Launch of First tru2way User Interface by Cox Communications

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- NDS' professional services team partners with Cox Communications to introduce first tru2waycompliant user interface and interactive program guide in the US
- NDS' globally recognized digital pay-TV professional services have enabled Cox to implement a truly interactive and secure platform to deliver pay-TV content

NDS, the leading provider of technology solutions for digital pay-TV, and Cox Communications, a broadband communications and entertainment company, today announced the launch of the new Cox advanced interactive program guide (IPG), Triosm, enabled by NDS' professional services team.

The new guide, which brings search and discovery to a new level, elegantly integrates Video On Demand (VOD), digital video recorder (DVR) technology and linear channel content into one interface, simultaneously simplifying and enriching the customer experience. As prime integrator, NDS' professional services team worked handinhand with Cox to ensure the advanced but intuitive IPG will soon be made available to their cable customers throughout the US.

"The support of the NDS professional services team has been invaluable in the launch of our new interactive program guide. We believe that NDS' expertise and knowledge of the IPG market will lead to a very successful launch for our subscribers," said Steve Necessary, Vice President of Video Strategy and Product Management at Cox. "Our collaboration throughout the development and implementation process has been an extraordinary team effort, and we expect the results to speak for themselves."

"As technology provider of choice to more than 70 of the worlds leading pay-TV platforms, our knowledge and understanding of the intricacies of pay-TV platforms and the importance of the user experience enable us to provide professional services to our customers that are second to none" said Jesper Knutsson, Vice President and General Manager, Sales at NDS. "For Cox, those services have enabled the seamless integration and launch of their new interactive program guide, which will allow their subscribers to discover a wealth of available content and services."

In 2009, NDS was selected by Cox to implement an enhanced suite of interactive applications on its tru2way settop boxes (STBs). This suite offers a wide range of entertainment and information services for subscribers including: zone channels, caller ID to the TV and customer support applications. Additional applications such as sports, weather, integrated telephony services, email, news, games, movie listings, widgets, horoscopes and lottery results will become available to subscribers.

About NDS Group Ltd.

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 90 of the world’s leading pay-TV platforms rely on NDS solutions to protect and enhance their business.

NDS’ VideoGuard® is the world’s market-leading content and service protection solution, deployed in 114 million pay-TV households. VideoGuard conditional access (CA) and digital rights management (DRM) technologies safeguard pay-TV service revenues exceeding $50 billion. NDS middleware, which enables a host of advanced services for subscribers, has been deployed on 206 million devices. NDS DVR technology, centred around XTV™, is a leader in the global industry with 45 million units deployed. (Deployment figures as of 30th September 2011).

Headquartered in the UK, with over 5000 employees, NDS remains committed to investing in technology and development with over 75% of its employees dedicated to pioneering work at development centres in France, India, Israel, Korea, UK and US.

NDS Group Ltd. is a private company owned by the Permira Funds and News Corporation. See www.nds.com for more information

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