India’s GTPL Chooses NDS End-to-End Security, Middleware and Interactive TV Solution to Deliver Enhanced Digital Cable TV

Gujarat, India, (PresseBox) - .
- Leading independent cable operator GTPL to deploy end-to-end solution from NDS including VideoGuard® conditional access technology, MediaHighway® middleware, interactive games and electronic programme guide (EPG)
- GTPL plans to introduce new services including pay per view, VoIP and video on demand using NDS technology to bring a whole new TV experience to consumers in Gujarat
- NDS VideoGuard to secure over 180 channels and value added services including songs on demand

NDS, the leading provider of technology solutions for digital pay-TV, today announced that Gujarat Telelink Private Ltd (GTPL), an independent cable TV provider in Gujarat, India, is deploying an end-to-end solution from NDS to power and protect its digital services.

GTPL, the largest MSO in the Gujarat region of India, plans to deploy NDS VideoGuard® conditional access technology, NDS MediaHighway® middleware, interactive applications including games and an NDS electronic programme guide (EPG).

Market-leading VideoGuard will secure over 180 digital TV channels, including premium content such as international movies, as well as value added services including a ‘songs on demand’ service. GTPL also plans to launch Video On Demand (VOD), based on technology from NDS, in the coming months.

“With its unique combination of innovative world-class technology, and professional services and support available locally, we look forward to working with NDS to move our business forward and to deliver the industry’s best entertainment, information and other digital services to viewers,” said Anirudhsinh Jadeja, CMD at GTPL. “With NDS as our technology partner, we are confident in our ability to provide a compelling digital TV proposition to our customers.”

“GTPL is committed to delivering a superior TV and broadband service to subscribers and we at NDS are looking forward to helping them achieve this goal. With its investment in NDS technology, GTPL has the power to transform the TV viewing experience for subscribers in the state of Gujarat,” said Sue Taylor, NDS Senior Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific.

NDS has an established track record of helping Indian pay-TV providers to successfully and cost-effectively launch digital TV services, and is currently supporting four major operators to securely bring advanced TV to Indian subscribers. NDS continues to demonstrate its commitment to the pay-TV market in India – where more than a quarter of NDS employees are now located - through ongoing investment in its R&D centre in Bangalore as well as commercial offices in both New Delhi and Mumbai.

About GTPL
GTPL is an associate partner of Hathway, one of the leading digital cable providers in India. GTPL is one of the largest Digital Cable TV and broadband services company of Gujarat. Promoters and Directors of GTPL having more than 20 years of experience in CATV Media business that empowers GTPL to provide quality Digital Cable TV services across the state of Gujarat. With fibre optics backbone across Gujarat and with state-of-the-art distribution and convergences technologies, GTPL brings the digital age through Cable transforming the way viewers seeking information for development and entertainment.

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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