China's AGWL selects NDS VideoGuard to secure its new digital cable business

Anhui, China, (PresseBox) - .
- Anhui Radio and Television Information Network Company, Ltd (AGWL), has selected NDS to provide its market-leading VideoGuard® conditional access solution to secure its new digital cable TV platform
- NDS solutions will enable AGWL to securely migrate its two-million home subscriber base from analog to digital TV services
- The Anhui contract extends NDS’ presence within Southern China, further strengthening its position in and commitment to this market

NDS, the leading provider of technology solutions for digital pay-TV, today announced that Anhui Radio and Television Information Network Comp., Ltd (AGWL), has selected NDS VideoGuard® conditional access for the launch of digital cable TV services for its subscribers in Anhui.

VideoGuard, provided by global market leader NDS, will support AGWL’s business and security requirements, enabling AGWL to benefit from new business models and advanced services on a secure and flexible platform. NDS technology is facilitating the expansion of AGWL’s digital programming package to more than 120 channels from its current offering of 50 analog channels.

NDS technology will enable AGWL to develop an industry leading digital platform capable of delivering enhanced, value added services in a secure and robust environment.

“NDS is the most secure system available in the world and based on their proven experience in the transition to digital media in China, NDS is the natural choice for AGWL. In partnership with NDS we are confident that we will deliver a reliable and exciting digital TV offering to our subscribers,” said Mr. Huang Wei, General Manager of AGWL.

“We are extremely proud to be selected by AGWL as its conditional access partner for the deployment of its digital cable platform and look forward to supporting the launch of future revenue enhancing services. This is an important milestone for NDS in Eastern China,” said Gary Zhou, VP and General Manager of NDS China.

About Anhui Radio and Television Information Network Company, Ltd (AGWL)
Anhui Radio and Television Information Network Company, Ltd (AGWL) is the major cable operator in Anhui, serving over 2 million subscribers. See www.gzcatv.net (Chinese only) for more information about AGWL.

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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.

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