Switzerland's Teleclub selects NDS Videoguard® Conditional Access to protect its cable business
- Swiss premium pay-TV operator Teleclub chooses NDS VideoGuard® conditional access (CA) to secure its digital pay-TV programming bouquets
- Teleclub to benefit from market-leading VideoGuard security, acknowledged as the best pay-TV security technology on the market
- Standards-based Simulcrypt solution will ensure seamless deployment, with no interruption to services for subscribers
NDS, the leading provider of technology solutions for digital pay-TV, today announced that Teleclub, the leading premium pay-TV operator in Switzerland, has selected world market-leading NDS VideoGuard® conditional access (CA) technology to secure its programming broadcast on its digital cable networks nationwide. The agreement represents the first customer win for NDS in Switzerland.
Teleclub, which has over 80,000 digital cable TV subscribers across Switzerland, will benefit from the robust security provided by NDS’ CA and DRM (Digital Rights Management) technology, currently protecting content service revenues exceeding $40 billion for pay-TV operators of all sizes around the globe. VideoGuard is the best-in-class CA technology with an unsurpassed track record in securing digital content, protecting digital pay-TV networks from the threat of piracy.
During the coming weeks, NDS and Teleclub will begin the implementation of VideoGuard technology to secure the digital cable distribution of Teleclub’s programming services. The implementation of VideoGuard on the Teleclub platform will have no impact on delivery of services to subscribers thanks to an innovative Simulcrypt solution from NDS. All new set-top-boxes (STB) to be deployed by Teleclub will be integrated with VideoGuard.
Dr Wilfried Heinzelmann, Member of the Board of Teleclub, said: “Securing digital content with NDS VideoGuard is both highly efficient and effective. That’s why Teleclub decided to select NDS and entrust a fundamental part of our business to VideoGuard. We look forward to working with NDS as our new technology partner.”
Yves Padrines, Vice President, Business Development at NDS and General Manager NDS GmbH, said: “We are more than proud to announce that Teleclub, one of Europe’s true pay-TV pioneers, having started operations back in 1982, has chosen to entrust VideoGuard CA to secure its premium pay-TV programming and protect its service revenues.”
He continued: “This represents our first customer win in Switzerland and brings the aggregated total of new CA agreements for major pay-TV platforms in German-speaking territories to six. We look forward to supporting Teleclub in its upcoming initiatives to deliver to subscribers the pay-TV services they want.”
Teleclub AG is the leading provider of premium pay-TV in Switzerland. For more than 25 years Teleclub has offered not only the latest German language movies but also cinema highlights from the past on its current movie channel “Teleclub Cinema” and its library movie channel “Teleclub Star” to German-speaking Swiss cable and IPTV subscribers. Furthermore Teleclub offers its subscribers a variety of other high quality movie and special interest programming on 12 channels (e.g. Disney Channel, MGM, Fox, Sci-Fi, 13th Street, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet) and a spectacular range of sports programming on three channels covering the biggest national and international sports events. Subscriber numbers continue to grow, demonstrating the popularity of this unique premium pay-TV offering in Switzerland.
Teleclub AG is a private company owned by CT Cinetrade AG and Ringier AG. See www.teleclub.ch for more information.
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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