NDS announced that DIRECTV has selected NDS’ VideoGuard Connect DRM for
multi-platform pay-TV to protect and enable their multi-platform Over-The-Top
(OTT) and home networking services.
In conjunction with DIRECTV’s existing pay-TV solutions from NDS, VideoGuard
Connect will enable the seamless addition of OTT and home networking content
distribution to multiple platforms, including PC, Mac, iOS and Android-based
mobile and tablet devices.
VideoGuard Connect is a DRM solution for multi-platform pay-TV that protects
the delivery and consumption of premium content. Utilising content delivery
optimisation technology from NDS, VideoGuard Connect will enable DIRECTV to
implement linear channels, on-demand events and download services over the open
internet providing a traditional TV user experience.
Our subscribers expect quality content and the best viewing experience from
DIRECTV” said RÃ´mulo Pontual, chief technology officer at DIRECTV.
We will use VideoGuard Connect’s highly secure DRM to ensure content
producers and DIRECTV can support consumers’ growing desire for a video
experience on multiple screens. VideoGuard Connect is a valuable addition to
our portfolio of solutions from NDS,” Pontual added.
As pay-TV operators extend their services to more connected devices,
protecting these services is critical for their business success. The selection
of VideoGuard Connect by DIRECTV recognizes the central role of content and
service protection technologies to their evolving TV strategy. NDS continue to
be a leading provider of premium security services for pay-TV platforms in this
constantly expanding market,” said Raffi Kesten, chief operating officer at NDS.
DIRECTV currently employ a number of NDS technologies to secure and enable
their platform including VideoGuard Conditional Access (CA), NDS Dynamic
advanced advertising technology, NDS middleware and DVR technology. The addition
of VideoGuard Connect extends the relationship between NDS and DIRECTV and
furthers the two companies’ mutual business interests.
NDS recently announced that it is strengthening its presence in China with the expansion
of its R&D, engineering and customer support capabilities with a new
facility in Shenzhen.
As part of the expansion, a new, larger office
will focus on the development of advanced set-top box software, enhanced UIs
and customised electronic programme guides (EPGs), innovative interactive
solutions and end-to-end solutions tailored to meet the specific needs of the
Chinese pay-TV market.