China’s Tianjin Cable Network chooses NDS solution to secure its new Digital Cable Service

Beijing/China, (PresseBox) - .
- Tianjin Broadcast & TV Network Co. Ltd has selected NDS conditional access (CA) to secure its new digital cable TV platform
- VideoGuard®, the market leading CA technology from NDS, will enable Tianjin Broadcast & TV Network to securely introduce digital services to its analog subscriber base of over two million homes
- Agreement with Tianjin extends NDS’ presence within Northern 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 Tianjin Broadcast & TV Network Co. Ltd has selected NDS VideoGuard® conditional access to protect its new digital cable service. Tianjin Broadcast & TV Network has an existing network of over two million analog subscribers in Tianjin.

Advanced digital technology from global market leader NDS will support Tianjin’s Pay-TV business and security needs by enabling the company to benefit from new business models. In addition, adopting VideoGuard technology facilitates the rollout of advanced services, such as DVR (Digital Video Recorder) and HDTV on a secure and flexible platform.

NDS technology will enable Tianjin Broadcast & TV Network to develop an industry leading digital platform capable of securely delivering enhanced, value added services to cable viewers in a robust environment able to meet Tianjin’s business needs now and in the future.

Wang Tingliang, Vice General Manger of Tianjin Broadcast & TV Network, commented, “NDS VideoGuard is the most secure content protection solution available on the market today and with its proven experience in the transition to digital media in China, NDS is the natural choice for Tianjin.”

“We are very proud to have been selected by Tianjin Broadcast & TV Network,” said Gary Zhou, Vice Chairman of NDS China. ”Tianjin is one of the four mega-municipalities directly under Central Government of China. The other three are Beijing, Shanghai and Chongqing. With this announcement, NDS technologies are now deployed in all four major cities,” he added.

About Tianjin Broadcast & TV Network Co. Ltd.
Tianjin Broadcast and TV Networks Co., established in 2000, is one of the largest cable TV operators in China. It is a state-owned organization responsible for planning, construction, operation, and management of the cable TV network of Tianjin City. The operator provides basic and extended TV, and additional value added services. Tianjin Broadcast & TV Network Co. Ltd has an HFC network connecting over two million direct analogue subscribers. Tianjin is situated in the northeastern part of China with a population of 10 million. Adjacent to Beijing (120km) and Hebei province, Tianjin is the hub of communications of North China.

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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