Kudelski and Twitter explore ‘collaborative opportunities’

Content security specialist Kudelski has broadened its relationship with Twitter, with an aim to pursue “collaborative opportunities in areas of joint interest”. Kudelski Group president and CEO, André Kudelski, said that the deal is part of a broader strategy to work with social and video companies, though would not go into details about what the […]

Altice USA to use Nagra to secure TV services

Altice USA, the number four US cable operator, has chosen Nagra to provide conditional access for its 4K and HD TV services. Nagra Connect, the converged CAS/DRM protection solution for broadcast, IPTV, OTT and the connected home, and the MediaLive platform will be used by Altice USA to protect IP- and QAM-based content including 4K […]

Conax helps boost Kudelski TV business

Technology provider Kudelski Group saw solid but modest growth from its TV activities contribute to a first-half performance that saw robust overall revenue growth and a big rise in net profit. The integrated digital TV segment saw revenues grow by 1.7% year-on-year to CHF336.7 million (€310.2 million), with what Kudelski described as a stable core […]

Kudelski settles patent litigation with Apple

Switzerland-based TV technology specialist, Kudelski Group, has agreed a patent license agreement with Apple, ending a legal tussle between the two firms. In a statement, Kudelski described the with patent agreement as “comprehensive” and said that under the deal the companies have agreed to “dismiss all pending patent litigation”. In 2014 Kudelski subsidiaries Nagravision and […]

Kudelski Group makes US push by establishing second HQ

Switzerland-based Kudelski Group has set up a second, non-European headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona, in a bid to become “closer to the North American market”. The company, which is listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange and will still have a worldwide HQ Cheseaux, said that the move reflects the fact that the group’s “key growth opportunities” […]

OpenTV files patent counter-claim against Yahoo

Kudelski-owned TV technology provider OpenTV has filed a patent infringement counter-suit against Yahoo in the US in the District Court for the Northern District of California. The counterclaims allege that Yahoo infringes 10 US patents owned by OpenTV and identify several infringing products and services, including Yahoo Smart TV, Yahoo Connected TV, Yahoo TV, Yahoo […]

Big deals boost Kudelski performance

Extensions of agreements with big pay TV groups including Liberty Global, Altice and Dish Network, and strong growth in emerging pay TV markets helped push TV technology group Kudelski’s revenues and profits up significantly last year. Kudelski reported revenues of CHF950.8 million (€862 million) for the year, up 7.2% , or 11.1% at constant currency. […]

Conax names sales chief

Kudelski Group-owned content security outfit Conax has named Daniel Johansson as executive vice-president and head for global sales. Johansson, who will report to Conax president and CEO Morten Solbakken, will lead development and execution of Conax global sales strategies. He previously held a number of executive management roles with companies including Cisco, Tandberg and Avaya. […]

Nagra and OpenTV file patent suit against Verizon and AOL

Kudelski Group subsidiaries OpenTV and Nagra France have filed a patent infringement suit against Verizon Communications and its subsidiary AOL. The lawsuit, filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, alleges that Verizon and AOL infringe seven US patents owned by OpenTV and Nagra France. The Kudelski companies claim that […]

Fennessy named as Kudelski Security chief

Nagra owner Kudelski has named Rich Fennessy as CEO of Kudelski Security and group senior vice-president. Fennessy, who will report to chairman and CEO André Kudelski, will lead the firm’s global cyber security business, focusing on the global expansion of the Group’s cyber security activities as well as broadening Kudelski’s cyber security solution offerings. HJe […]