NDS Mobile Content Protection integrates with Quantum's Pocket TV for secure Mobile Viewing
- World market leading VideoGuard® content protection technology integrated with innovative portable media player (PMP) for viewing content on the move
- Provides new revenue generating opportunities for pay-TV broadcasters and mobile network operators
- Integrated system to be showcased on NDS Booth AV100 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona
NDS, the leading provider of technology solutions for digital pay-TV, and Quantum, the premier supplier of innovative mobile multimedia devices and software, today announced the integration of NDS’ VideoGuard Mobile™ content protection system for DVB-H with Quantum’s Pocket TV portable media player (PMP). The integrated system will be showcased on the NDS booth at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 11-14.
“The integration of VideoGuard Mobile with Quantum’s Pocket TV brings us significantly closer to the goal of providing high-quality broadcast TV to any device and viewable at any time,” said NDS Chief Marketing Officer Nigel Smith. “With the superior content protection and sophisticated business management features offered by VideoGuard Mobile, mobile TV operators will be able to offer a groundbreaking video experience to users of the Pocket TV.”
Quantum CEO Stefano Martini said: “We are delighted to have accomplished the integration of NDS’ VideoGuard Mobile content protection system into our flagship Pocket TV portable media player. This will provide our service provider customers with enhanced content protection capabilities in a compelling, easy-to-use device that delivers the ultimate mobile TV and video experience to consumers.”
The Pocket TV integrated with NDS’ VideoGuard Mobile content protection enables pay-TV broadcasters and mobile network operators to offer their subscribers personal and innovative video services, whether indoors or outdoors. The Pocket TV can play both encrypted broadcast video and downloaded video stored securely on a memory card. NDS market-leading content protection based on VideoGuard, now securing over 82.7 million digital TV devices worldwide, ensures that content rights are maintained in both cases.
The DVB-H signal carried by the integrated product originates in NDS’ unique Unified Headend™ (UHE) architecture, which provides a single point of business management for all video broadcasts, irrespective of the delivery networks or the rendering devices. The UHE convergence platform enables operators and broadcasters to centralize the administration of subscriptions, purchasing, transactions, promotions and a wide range of other business functions.
The integrated Quantum Pocket TV with NDS VideoGuard Mobile will be showcased February 11 to 14 at the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona, at the NDS stand at AV100 Avenue.
Quantum is a private company headquartered in Milan, Italy, that develops innovative multimedia devices and software for the rapidly expanding mobile entertainment market. It has a wide product range that enables service providers and broadcasters to securely deliver the ultimate mobile TV and video experience to consumers anytime, anywhere seamlessly. For more information, please visit www.qtm.it
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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