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

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- 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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