Yves Padrines to be CEO of new Permira-backed former Cisco video business

Yves Padrines is to be the CEO of the new company to be created when the Permira-backed acquisition of Cisco’s service provider video software solutions business is completed. Padrines will join from Cisco, where as vice-president of global service provider for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia, he was responsible for all Cisco products and […]

Cisco reportedly seeking buyer for NDS

Cisco is looking to sell its video software business as part of a move to focus on the network infrastructure business, according to a Bloomberg report. According to Bloomberg, citing unnamed sources, Cisco is soliciting offers for NDS Group, which it acquired for US$5 billion (€4.3 billion) five years ago, as it refocuses its activities […]

Set-tops will remain core part of Cisco’s business, says Andersen

The set-top will remain key to Cisco Systems’ video portfolio following the acqusition of NDS, according to Jesper Andersen, senior vice-president and general manager, service provider video technology group, Cisco Systems.  “We are very committed to the set-top business. We are the number one set-top vendor in the world and it continues to be very […]

Cisco unveils Videoscape Unity pre-integrated offerings

Cisco has used the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to unveil Videoscape Unity, its expanded Videoscape video services delivery platform. The new and expanded platform includes the elements of what will become three pre-integrated offerings: multiscreen cloud DVR, video everywhere, connected video to any device in the home and IP video over cable. Nick […]

Accedo and NDS launch set-top app partnership

Interactive TV company Accedo has partnered with NDS to launch a new solution that enables service providers to develop set-top-box apps and widgets. The solution will enable pay TV operators to launch their own app store, manage application lifecycle, contextualise content and monetise apps through a connected set-top-box. It lets operators author apps with an […]

Canal Digital taps NDS for hosted next-gen pay TV platform

Norway-based pay TV operator Canal Digital is to launch its next-generation TV platform as a hosted managed service with NDS. The hybrid service, combining satellite with OTT delivery, will enable Canal Digital subscribers to access content on multiple devices inside and outside the home. According to NDS, the new service will provide a personalised experience, […]

Cisco completes NDS acquisition

Cisco has completed the acquisition of TV software company NDS. Cisco paid approximately $5 billion (€4 billion), including the repayment of debt and retention-based incentives, to acquire all of the business and operations of NDS. The company first announced its intentions to buy NDS, which was part-owned by News Corp, on March 15. NDS employees […]

EC approves Cisco acquisition of NDS

The European Commission has approved Cisco’s acquisition of NDS after concluding that the combined entity would continue to face competition from a number of strong industry players. The EC concluded that there was relatively limited overlap between Cisco’s and NDS’s TV hardware and software activities, particularly in the European Economic Area and that the combined […]

NDS demos services with Tele Columbus, but sees low demand for HbbTV

NDS (Stand B16) will support HbbTV services but has seen relatively little in the way of requests, according to Yves Padrines, vice-president and general manager, EMEA at the interactive TV and content security technology provider. Padrines told DTVE that NDS embraced open standards and would support HbbTV. However, he said that relatively few platform operator […]

Teleclub launches CI Plus with NDS

Swiss pay TV operator Teleclub has launched a CI Plus option using technology from NDS. The CI Plus modules enable Teleclub subscribers to access all channels, including HD channels, without requiring a set-top box. The modules are based on the NDS VideoGuard conditional access system, and additional HD DVR functionality is available via an approved […]

1 2 3