HOT Telecom to deploy NDS VideoGuard conditional access throughout its digital cable network in Israel

March 7, 2007

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YAKUM, Israel and LONDON -- NDS, the leading provider of technology solutions for digital pay-TV, today announced that it has been selected by HOT Telecom L.P., the Israeli cable operator, as sole supplier of conditional access technology for its pay TV subscription-based service in Israel. The decision to consolidate to a single CA vendor is driven by HOT’s requirements to offer more advanced technology to its subscribers as well as to grow revenues and to reduce ongoing operational costs.

As a part of this process, NDS VideoGuard® conditional access software will be downloaded to existing STBs which are currently deployed in the former license area of Golden Channels Ltd, one of the three operating entities, alongside Matav and Tevel, that in January 2007 combined to form HOT. Existing smart cards will be replaced by NDS smart cards, and all new STBs will be exclusively equipped with NDS VideoGuard technology.

Under this agreement NDS will also deploy a full end-to-end Audience Measurement System (AMS) and undertake a project for headend unification and backup.

Raffi Kesten, NDS Senior VP and COO, said: "We are very pleased that HOT has appointed NDS to be their sole supplier for CA. It represents the continuing development of the strong working relationship our two organizations share. This is a very important agreement for NDS in a key home market with a progressive and demanding customer."

NDS Ltd.

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