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Kudelski names new marketing chief

Security and TV technology outfit Kudelski Group has named Nancy Goldberg as chief marketing officer, in charge of the sales and marketing of its digital TV division. She is joining Nagra-owner Kudelski as EVP and member of the group’s executive board, succeeding Pierre Roy, who is retiring after 25 years at the company. Goldberg has […]

Kudelski names public access chief

Kudelski Group, owner of content security specialist Nagra, has named Dave Luken as CEO of Skidata, the Group’s Public Access division, which develops solutions to manage access to parking facilities, ski resorts, stadiums, fairs, and amusement parks. Luken will report to André Kudelski, CEO of the Group, and will lead the Public Access business into […]

Kudelski launches dedicated Blockchain unit

Kudelski Security, the cybersecurity division of the Kudelski Group has launched Blockchain Security Centre (BSC), making available its cryptography expertise for the evolving blockchain developer community. The BSC will provide new offerings and has a concrete roadmap to develop foundational technologies that help integrate security into and around blockchain solutions for enterprises and within public/private […]

Telefónica taps Nagra SSP for IPTV and 4K security

Telefónica is using Nagra to provide content security for its Movistar IPTV service and 4K UHD content in multiple markets on the latest generation of set-top boxes. The Spanish telco has deployed the Nagra Security Services Platform (SSP) managing the Nagra Connect client to secure its Movistar IPTV service. Nagra said this is the first […]

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 […]

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