Kudelski


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 […]

Conax strikes major reseller agreement with ZTE

Kudelski-owned conditional access specialist Conax has entered a global IPTV reseller agreement with Chinese technology giant ZTE. Under the terms of the deal Conax’s conditional access technology will be bundled with ZTE’s offering for the IPTV market. Conax is providing its Connected Access security client to ZTE, which combines conditional access and DRM in a […]

Kudelski acquires DVnor, plans integration with Conax security

Kudelski Group has acquired Norway-based media asset management outfit Digital Video Norge (DVnor). The new acquisition will work closely with Kudelski’s Norway-based conditional access unit Conax. DVnor’s core product is DVnor Organizer, an automated platform for metadata and digital file management, transcoding, storage, distribution and post-production services. Kudelski believes that the combination of this product […]

TV Connect 2017: Bulgaria’s Unicoms taps Conax and Appear TV for white label OTT

Bulgarian service provider Unicoms Services has tapped Kudelski-owned conditional access provider Conax and video processing specialist Appear TV to provide a white label OTT TV platform, UnyQTV. The new platform supports Unicoms Services expansion into the OTT arena, supported by OTT streaming platform Conax Go Live, pre-integrated with Appear TV’s content processing platform. Unicoms Services […]

HD+ first to launch major rollout of Nagra’s TVkey

Germany’s HD+ satellite service is to implement the first major rollout for Nagra’s TVkey product that allows consumers to view programming including 4K and HDR TV services directly on newer model Samsung TVs without a set-top box. The SES-backed service will offer the TVkey free of charge to subscribers for a promotional period. Buyers of […]