Kudelski Opens Beijing R&D Center

Kudelski Group announces the opening of its new digital TV Research & Development center and office in the Chinese capital

November 11, 2009

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CHESEAUX, Switzerland -- The Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.VX), the world’s leading provider of media content protection and value-added service technology, announces the opening of its new digital TV Research & Development center and office in Beijing, China. The Kudelski Group will be holding an official ceremony and a press event today to celebrate and promote the official opening of the new facility.

The Kudelski Group has been present in China since 1999 with Nagravision, a fully-owned company and worldwide leading supplier of open conditional access systems, Digital Rights Management and integrated on-demand solutions for content providers and digital TV operators. Nagravision's solutions are currently being used by some of China's leading pay TV operators including Beijing Gehua Cable TV Network (BGCTV), Chinese Suzhou Digital Television Company, Oriental Cable Network (OCN) and CMMB mobile TV operator CBC (previously China Satellite Mobile CSM).

Sustainable footprint expansion in China
Over the past ten years, Nagravision has substantially expanded its footprint on the high potential, fast-developing great Chinese market, in parallel to the growth of its customers. In 2008, Nagravision was selected as the conditional access provider for the nationwide mobile TV CMMB service which was launched for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. This represented a further important step in the Group's sustainable development on this market.

In tune with the local digital TV market
The creation of a new digital TV R&D center and office in Beijing demonstrates the Kudelski Group's firm belief that the Chinese market has a strong growth potential for its core DTV activities.

With its new R&D center and office in Beijing, Kudelski will furthermore have an embedded view on the Chinese end-users needs and preferences.

The Kudelski Group is also present on the middleware and advanced advertising markets in China through its affiliated company OpenTV which runs a significant operation in China with around 150 Beijing-based employees. As strategic partners, Nagravision and OpenTV are actively cooperating in the digital TV sector and have built sustainable relations with some key partners.

100 experts in digital television
To better support the growth of the Asian digital television market, the new R&D center in Beijing will initially employ some 100 digital TV experts in the areas of Research & Development, Sales and Services and Integration Services. The team could be further expanded in the future to support business developments of the Group.

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