NDS conditional access secure technology will be included in Viasat packages of set-top boxes and smart cards sold to new subscribers. In addition, Viasat will replace current subscribers’ smart cards with new cards using the NDS VideoGuard technology, and will download new software to subscribers’ set-top boxes. Viasat has already begun the
implementation of the NDS system.
Hans-Holger Albrecht, President and CEO, commented : “MTG and NDS share a combined objective to eliminate piracy. NDS will provide the Viasat platform with the most secure system available. We therefore expect this implementation to substantially reduce digital subscriber churn levels and accelerate Viasat’s digital subscriber acquisition. We will be launching further attractive new subscriber acquisition campaigns this year to emphasize the Viasat platform’s unique content, featuring a strong mix of popular local and international channels as well as interactive applications. Satellite TV remains the principal driver of multi-channel digital TV take-up in Scandinavia”.
NDS Group plc is a News Corporation Company and the leading provider of technology solutions for digital pay-TV operators. NDS is a leading supplier of open end-to-end digital pay-TV solutions for the secure delivery of entertainment and information to both television set-top boxes and IP devices.
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