Kudelski


Kudelski hit by poor emerging markets performance

TV technology outfit Kudelski Group, home of the Nagra and Conax brands, saw its integrated digital TV revenues drop significantly in the first half, with its Conax brand taking a particular hit in emerging markets. The company was also hit by restructuring costs.  Kudelski’s integrated digital TV revenues dropped by 16.4% in the first half […]

Kudelski sells STB and CAM businesses to Neotion

Content security firm The Kudelski Group has agreed to sell its SmarDTV conditional access module (CAM) and set-top box businesses to Neotion for a cash consideration of US$20 million. The businesses will be transferred to SmarDTV Global, a new entity set-up by Neotion, when the deal closes – which is expected to be at the […]

Cryptoguard names MEA sales chief

Content security provider Cryptoguard has named Saad Mouneimne as director, area sales, Middle East and Africa. Saad will be responsible for further strengthening CryptoGuard’s position and expansion into these regions that have been identified as having high growth potential. He was previously director of Middle East and Africa sales at Kudelski Group-owned Conax. Sweden-based Cryptoguard […]

Canal Digital taps Conax to secure Android TV service

Nordic pay TV operator Canal Digital has tapped Kudelski Group-owned Conax to provide content security for its new OnePlace Android TV-based advanced TV service. Canal Digital is using Conax to secure its new Android TV-based box, which is now available to its subscribers. Conax said its solution for Canal Digital is based on a strict […]

Nagra to divest SmarDTV as digital TV downturn takes toll on results

TV technology provider Kudelski Group, owner of Nagra, saw its profits take a hit from the slowdown of traditional TV activities, with operating income before restructuring costs dropping from US$113.5 million (€92 million) to US$48.1 million. Net income, which was also hit by restructuring costs, plunged from US$88.5 million to US$2.7 million. Kudelski overall saw […]

Home theatre specialist Kaleidescape taps NexGuard for 4K UHD

Kudelski-owned digital watermarking specialist NexGuard has struck a deal with home theatre specialist Kaleidescape to provide its technology to secure early-release 4K UHD movies with HDR support on Kaleidescape products. NexGuard’s watermarking solution has been integrated in Kaleidescape’s movie players to protect content including early release 4K movies that offer HDR and lossless multichannel audio […]

Kudelski agrees patent and technology deal with Roku

Digital security firm Kudelski Group has  agreed a patent, cross license, and technology collaboration agreement with streaming device maker Roku. The deal gives each company the freedom to use the other’s patent portfolios and establishes a future framework for the companies to incorporate Kudelski’s security solutions in Roku’s platforms in the pay TV market. “We […]

Conax launches multiscreen hub

Kudelski Group-owned Conax has used IBC to launch what it describes as a new modular multiscreen hub, Conax Arena. The new offering is designed to encompass the key components needed to launch a complete multiscreen offering. Conax Arena is pre-integrated with a range of partner technologies, enabling service providers to choose between video processing providers […]

Conax launches Lynx and Prime Access

Kudelski-owned content security specialist Conax has launched Conax Lynx, a TEE-based solution, and Conax Prime Access, a cardless security client designed for hybrid set-top-boxes. According to the company, Conax Lynx enables strong isolation on hybrid set-top-boxes, reduced integration effort for middleware partners and access to 4K/UHD content for operators. Lynx complements Conax smartcard and cardless […]

Kudelski slips into red as TV dip and IoT investments take toll

Kudelski Group slipped into the red in the first half of this year on weaker digital TV solutions sales, due in particular to subscriber losses at European customers, and losses in its growing cybersecurity business. Kudelski posted first half revenues of US$552 million (€470 million), up 12.5%, but operating income dived by 80.2% to US$6.7 […]

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