Arris and NDS converge gateway solutions

Arris and NDS are developing a new solution based on the former’s Media Gateway and the latter’s middleware, DRM and user interface. The companies said the collaboration would offer service providers greater choice and customisation in the way they deliver whole home triple-play media experiences to subscribers. The solution integrates the Arris Media Gateway and […]

NDS faces fresh hacking claims, accuses BBC of “gross misrepresentation”

New allegations have emerged claiming that conditional access company NDS promoted pay TV piracy in Australia that adversely impacted local operators. The Australian Financial Review has published 14,000 emails allegedly from a former head of security at NDS that, according to the business newspaper, appear to show NDS paid hackers to undermine the security of […]

NDS denies ONdigital hacking claims

NDS has denied claims that it paid a hacker to spread details of a pay TV operator’s codes on the internet. The allegations were made during last night’s airing of the BBC’s investigative series Panorama. Panorama interviewed pay TV hacker Lee Gibling who said that NDS had funded the expansion of the hacking website he […]

NDS claims win in Echostar case

NDS has received close to US$19 million (€14.4 million) in litigation costs following the US Supreme Court’s denial of a petition by US broadcaster EchoStar and TV technology company Kudelski over allegations of abetting piracy leveled against NDS in the US. Echostar filed a US$2 billion claim against NDS in 2003, alleging that NDS posted […]

Cisco-NDS merger will enable move to capture emerging markets, say chiefs

Cisco’s acquisition of NDS will enable it to achieve greater penetration into emerging and international markets, and is in line with a move towards open standards-based and software-based solutions for video service providers, and a move towards mobile broadband according to Cisco chairman and CEO John Chambers and NDS executive chairman Abe Peled. Cisco is […]

NDS supplying CA for Kabel BW CI Plus

NDS is supplying the conditional access technology for German cable operator Kabel BW’s CI Plus offering. Kabel BW launched CI Plus at the beginning of the month, enabling viewers with compatible TVs to view its digital services without the need for a set-top box. The module is based on NDS’s VideoGuard CA system. Yves Padrines, […]

NDS supplying next-generation platform for Bbox

Bouygues Telecom is working with NDS to provide the technology platform for the next generation of its Bbox IPTV set-top. NDS is providing integration services for the launch of the new platform, together with integration consultancy and a selection of critical software components to enable an enhanced pay TV experience. The NDS set-top box software […]

NDS wins latest EchoStar hearing

The Supreme Court of the United States of America has denied a petition to hear the challenge by EchoStar Satellite Corporation to repeal a ruling from 2010 concerning a hacking case that originated with EchoStar claiming NDS was stealing satellite signals. In 2003, EchoStar filed a US$2 billion (€1.5 billion) claim against NDS alleging that […]

NDS set for IPO

NDS has filed papers with the US Securities and Exchange Commission for an IPO that aims to raise up to US$100 million (€77 million). The News Corp-owned digital TV software company has appointed Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan Securities as underwriters to the offering. NDS’s common stock is likely to be listed on […]

KDG launches new set-top with NDS

German cable operator Kabel Deutschland has launched a new HD set-top box using various technologies from NDS. The new Sagemcom box includes NDS MediaHighway software, VideoGuard conditional access, an NDS VOD solution and a customised electronic programme guide. Yves Padrines, vice-president of sales Europe and general manager NDS said: “Through this new offering, Kabel Deutschland […]