No dollar amounts were shared, but this latest deal follows the one last week in which Cox tapped NDS to port a boatload of legacy interactive apps over to tru2way. About this time last year, NDS and Cox hooked up to develop a new, fancy interactive programming guide/navigation system that we're still hoping to actually bear witness to someday. (See Cox Puts NDS at Heart of Tru2way Plan and NDS Navigates Its Way Into Cox.)
As for NDS's enhanced role in that, the company will handle the "management and implementation" of the Cox tru2way system, including the headend and set-top box components. (See NDS Nabs Cox Tru2way Contract.)
Under fire from US broadcasters, Locast is appealing for funds to help it mount a legal defense, a move that was attempted eight years ago by Ivi Inc., an OTT-TV company that was sued out of existence.