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NDS Selected by JAK Communications to Launch Digital Cable TV Platform in Chennai

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- JAK Communications selects NDS to enable the launch of its digital TV platform in Chennai, India
- NDS to provide an end-to-end solution including set-top box software, an electronic programme guide, interactive services and conditional access (CAS).
- NDS to manage deployment, maintenance and ongoing support for JAK Communications

NDS today announced that JAK Communications, an independent cable TV provider in Chennai, India, has selected an end-to-end solution from NDS to enable the launch of its digital pay-TV platform.

One of the fastest growing MSO’s in Chennai, the new digital platform from JAK Communications will provide subscribers with access to hundreds of digital channels including those currently available through their analogue service, interactive functionality and a wide portfolio of games.

The enabling technology for over 195 million devices worldwide, NDS’ MediaHighway™ will provide the technological underpinning for the new service from JAK Communications, including an NDS designed electronic programme guide (EPG) and the framework to introduce new functionality and services as subscriber demand dictates. The platform will be secured by VideoGuard™ conditional access (CAS). NDS will also manage the deployment of devices for JAK Communications with ongoing maintenance and support.

Commenting on the announcement, Mr. J Kamalesh, Managing Director, JAK Communications said “Digitisation poses great opportunity for us to enhance our platform with new functionality and services, and with the help of NDS we are well positioned to meet our target of one million subscribers in the next three years.”

Jayant Changrani, Country Head and General Manager, NDS India added “JAK Communications are dedicated to providing an enhanced viewing experience for both existing and new subscribers and we are proud to be working with them to launch their new digital offering.” He added “As we move towards the digital switchover in India, operators such as JAK Communications are taking the initiative to launch with value added features to differentiate their offering and we are dedicated to supporting them through the transition.”

NDS creates innovative customised solutions that enhance the viewing experience for pay-TV subscribers in India and around the world. NDS will continue to work closely with JAK Communications to deliver a raft of affordable and innovative solutions and services to their growing subscriber base.

About JAK Communications (P) Ltd.
JAK is one of the largest and fastest growing Cable TV network. JAK has a wide presence in the districts of Tiruvellore, Velore, Kancheepuram and now in Chennai metro. With a state of the art technology, we commit ourselves to highest standards of business even as we strive to provide total solution, satisfaction and value to our customers and partners in this industry by not only delivering simple TV viewing but something more superior.

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 80 of the world’s leading pay-TV platforms rely on NDS solutions to protect and enhance their businesses. VideoGuard® is the world’s market-leading conditional access (CA) and digital rights management (DRM) technology, currently deployed on 155 million active devices, and safeguarding pay-TV service revenues exceeding $50 billion. NDS middleware, including MediaHighway® which enables a host of advanced services for subscribers, has been deployed on 185 million devices. NDS DVR technology, centred around XTV™, leads the global industry with 41 million units deployed. (Deployment figures as of 30th June 2011).

Headquartered in the UK, with over 5000 employees, NDS remains committed to investing in R&D with over 75% of its employees dedicated to pioneering work at development centres in China, France, India, Israel, Korea, UK and US. NDS has also implemented a host of initiatives aimed at reducing its carbon footprint and helping digital TV subscribers reduce energy consumption.

NDS Group Ltd. is a private company owned by the Permira Funds and News Corporation. See for more information.

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