Auna Protects Video With NDS

Auna picks NDS's Synamedia secure broadband TV and VOD architecture

July 14, 2005

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LONDON -- NDS Group plc, a leading provider of technology solutions for digital pay TV, today announced that Auna, Spain's leading broadband and cable TV operator, has selected Synamedia(TM), the NDS secure broadband TV & VOD architecture.

Using the Synamedia(TM) solution integrated with VideoGuard® content protection, Auna will make its existing cable pay-TV service and Video-on-Demand available to new subscribers that are connected to the Auna broadband ADSL network. NDS will protect Auna's IPTV and VOD broadband roll out for Spain's major cities.

Synamedia with VideoGuard protects content at all stages of broadband IP delivery--from the broadband access point through the last mile to the IP STB in the home. Auna are also adding Video-on-Demand for their existing Cable TV customers using VideoGuard®.

This new contract further enhances the NDS IPTV solution following deployments worldwide, including BB TV in Japan, CYTA, and recent announcements with Viasat in Sweden and SuperSun in Hong Kong.

Commenting for NDS, Nigel Smith, Vice President Broadband Internet said: "The strength of NDS's Synamedia solution means that we can provide the best protection to the broadband IP industry and simultaneously support Auna's existing cable TV and VOD deployment. We are delighted that this new agreement is a great example of a market leading company from the digital TV market and one from the telecommunications market working together to deliver a secure broadband IP entertainment solution. Our proven VideoGuard protection fulfils premium content owners' demand for strong security for new broadband IP networks."

NDS Group plc

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