NDS VideoGuard Mobile™ Content Security now integrated with Expway FastESG™ for Mobile TV

Barcelona, Spain (Mobile World Congress, NDS Booth AV100), (PresseBox) - .
- Integrated solution supports both leading mobile security profiles, OSF and OMA BCAST SCP, with DRM Profile available this year
- Expands the choice of secure ESG solutions for mobile network operators and pay-TV broadcasters
- End-to-end solution helps operators to bring advanced mobile TV services to market quickly, enabling secure delivery of content throughout the mobile distribution chain

NDS, the leading provider of technology solutions for digital pay-TV, today announced the integration of NDS VideoGuard Mobile™ conditional access (CA) technology with Expway’s FastESG™ Electronic Service Guide (ESG). This solution will be demonstrated for the first time at the Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, February 11-14, 2008.

The solution supports both the Open Security Framework and the OMA BCAST Smart Card Profile, with additional profiles on the roadmap. Based on the NDS Unified Headend™, which manages rights and business offers across multiple platforms, NDS VideoGuard Mobile enables mobile operators to launch mobile TV services on current standards immediately, with the confidence that they can migrate to additional standards economically and smoothly when they are available. The solution provides the necessary security for monetizing mobile TV content while ensuring that users enjoy a personalized mobile TV experience.

“The integration of the NDS CA system with the Expway ESG means that European operators need not be concerned about launching with a specific profile. NDS’ ability to support multiple standards concurrently means that our mutual customers are able to migrate to a new standard seamlessly, with no service disruption to customers, while maintaining key vendor relationships,” said Nicolas Choquart, NDS Director of Mobile and New Business, EMEA.

“The end-to-end pre-integration of Expway Electronic Service Guide with NDS conditional access will accelerate the deployment of mobile TV and hence will promote the distribution of high-value content over mobile TV networks. The joining of forces of two such well established leaders in their respective fields will help us lead the industry in terms of time-to-market on both the operators’ and the manufacturers’ sides,” said Nicolas Andrieu, Expway’s Sales Director.

About Expway
Expway is a leading provider of end-to-end content and service management solutions over mobile broadcast, mobile telecom and broadband IP networks. Expway standard-based software solutions include FastESG, the ESG solution dedicated to Mobile TV and based on DVB IPDC specifications for DVB-H, FastEPG, EPG solution dedicated to IPTV and based on DVB-IPTV and TV-Anytime specifications, and interactive services such as gaming, voting and advertising.

FastESG was the world’s first DVB IPDC-compliant solution deployed commercially. Expway solutions interface with multiple CA and DRM systems and are already deployed and market-tested by telecom and broadcast operators in Italy, France, Germany, Sweden, Japan, as well as integrated by handset, STB and TV set manufacturers worldwide. Founded in 2000, the privately-held company is headquartered in Paris, France. For more information, go to www.expway.com.

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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