|[August 31, 2011]
DIRECTV Selects NDS Videoguard Connect™, the DRM for Multi-Platform Pay-TV
LONDON --(Business Wire)--
today announced that DIRECTV,
one of the world's leading providers of digital television entertainment
services, has selected NDS' (News - Alert) VideoGuard Connect™ DRM for multi-platform
pay-TV to protect and enable their multi-platform Over-The-Top (OTT) and
home networking services.
In conjunction with DIRECTV's existing pay-TV solutions from NDS,
VideoGuard Connect will enable the seamless addition of OTT and home
networking content distribution to multiple platforms, including PC,
Mac, iOS and Android (News - Alert)-based mobile and tablet devices.
VideoGuard Connect is a DRM solution for multi-platform pay-TV that
protects the delivery and consumption of premium content. Utilising
content delivery optimisation technology from NDS, VideoGuard Connect
will enable DIRECTV to implement linear channels, on-demand events and
download services over the open internet providing a traditional TV user
"Our subscribers expect quality content and the best viewing experience
from DIRECTV" said Rômulo Pontual, Chief Technology Officer at DIRECTV.
"We will use VideoGuard Connect's highly secure DRM to ensure content
producers and DIRECTV can support consumers' growing desire for a video
experience on multiple screens. VideoGuard Connect is a valuable
addition to our portfolio of solutions from NDS"
Raffi Kesten, Chief perating Officer at NDS added "As pay-TV operators
extend their services to more connected devices, protecting these
services is critical for their business success. The selection of
VideoGuard Connect by DIRECTV recognizes the central role of content and
service protection technologies to their evolving TV strategy. NDS
continue to be a leading provider of premium security services for
pay-TV platforms in this constantly expanding market"
DIRECTV currently employ a number of NDS technologies to secure and
enable their platform including VideoGuard® Conditional
Access (CA (News - Alert)), NDS Dynamic™ advanced advertising technology, NDS
middleware and DVR technology. The addition of VideoGuard Connect
extends the relationship between NDS and DIRECTV and furthers the two
companies' mutual business interests.
For more information, view the VideoGuard
Connect launch press release here.
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 195 million devices. NDS
DVR technology, centred around XTV™, leads the global industry with 41
million units deployed. (Deployment figures as of 30th June
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 www.nds.com
for more information.
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