NDS acquires Danish game design company ITE
NDS’s capability to provide interactive games on multiple platforms enhanced - Acquisition includes extensive library of games for multiple devices
ITE is a highly innovative games design and development company which has a successful track record of publishing games on a wide range of gaming platforms including the Sony Playstation 2 and Nintendo Gameboy, as well as providing exciting new technology solutions to broadcasters that enable viewers to interact directly with programs through various devices in order to drive channel loyalty and ratings. ITE also has an extensive library of proven game titles for consoles, mobiles and PCs and a compelling range of new interactive television technology. The company’s success is based on the considerable experience and indepth game knowledge of its designers and developers.
NDS Denmark Managing Director, Jesper Knutsson commented: “NDS constantly seeks to enrich its offering to customers and ITE is an established leader in the games development and publication arena that fully compliments our existing, high quality interactive TV games proposition. The acquisition further enhances the ability of NDS to offer its existing portfolio of leading content owners and multinational broadcasters world leading interactive games solutions across a wider range of platforms, as well as opening up new opportunities in other, highgrowth interactive gaming markets.”
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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