DIRECTV extends Partnership with NDS
- Contract extension will enable NDS to continue to deliver conditional access technology for DIRECTV’s U.S. and DIRECTV Latin America satellite-delivered Pay TV services until June 2013
NDS, the leading provider of technology solutions for digital pay-TV, today announced that it has signed an agreement with DIRECTV, the largest satellite Pay TV operator in the world, to extend the term of their relationship. NDS has been contracted to continue to provide conditional access technology and services to DIRECTV U.S. and DIRECTV Latin America until June 2013.
Commenting on the news, Raffi Kesten, NDS Chief Operating Officer, said: “DIRECTV has set the benchmark for the pay television industry. DIRECTV has been highly innovative in developing its consumer offerings to provide the best range of television services available in the United States and across much of Latin America. NDS is very proud to announce the extension of our already long-standing successful relationship.”
Rômulo Pontual, Chief Technology Officer of DIRECTV, commented, “NDS has consistently provided secure and flexible conditional access technology. We have extended the term of our relationship with NDS based on the dependability of NDS conditional access technologies and related services.”
About The DIRECTV Group
The DIRECTV Group is a world-leading provider of digital television entertainment services. Through its subsidiaries and affiliated companies in the United States, Brazil, Mexico and other countries in Latin America, the DIRECTV Group provides digital television service to more than 16.6 million customers in the United States and over 4.6 million customers in Latin America.
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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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