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NDS Announces Production of MHP Terrestrial Set Top Boxes with Philips
[September 09, 2005]

NDS Announces Production of MHP Terrestrial Set Top Boxes with Philips

LONDON & AMSTERDAM, Netherlands --(Business Wire)-- Sept. 9, 2005 -- NDS (NASDAQ/ Euronext Brussels: NNDS)


-- NDS MediaHighway MHP middleware integrated in to Philips' two new terrestrial set-top boxes for the European market.

-- NDS will issue a specific version of their well-known development tool, MHDK, targeting these set-top boxes (STB).

NDS the leading provider of technology solutions for digital pay-TV, and strongly committed to the growing MHP market in Europe today announces the production launch of new digital terrestrial receivers with Royal Philips Electronics.

These receivers, referenced DTR4610/28 and DTR 2610/28, run NDS MediaHighway java-based middleware, fully compliant to the MHP 1.0.3 interactive TV standard.

NDS will also issue, a specific version of its MHP development tool, MediaHighway Development Kit (MHDK), for these Set Top Boxes.

Caroline Le Bigot, vice president and general manager, NDS France, commented: "Philips has a very strong, worldwide reputation and NDS is delighted to extend its existing partnership with such a key player in the digital TV world to address the MHP market. MHP is still in the early stages of deployment and NDS is taking a leading role in the development of this standard."

"We are pleased to launch these boxes powered by NDS's MediaHighway, a fully MHP compliant middleware which has strong stability and excellent performance", said Lucas Covers, general manager of digital video set-top boxes. "The launch of these boxes underlines the ongoing partnership between NDS and Philips in the digital TV arena."

About NDS

NDS Group plc (NASDAQ/ Euronext Brussels: NNDS), a majority owned subsidiary of News Corporation, is a leading supplier of open end-to-end digital pay TV solutions for the secure delivery of entertainment and information to television set-top boxes and IP devices. See for more information about NDS.

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