NDS Group deploys with 2 providers in India

Wed, 11/05/2008 - 7:10am
Mike Robuck

NDS Group said today that two service providers in India have recently deployed its technologies in order to deliver advanced video services.

Bharti Airtel is using an end-to-end system from NDS for the launch if its direct-to-home (DTH) digital TV service.

Bharti Airtel launched its DTH service with NDS Group’s VideoGuard conditional access (CA), MediaHighway middleware and customized multi-lingual Electronic Program Guide (EPG).

Tata Sky will use NDS Group’s XTV DVR platform to offer its customers a network personal video recorder (PVR) service, called Tata Sky+, that will be available across the entire Indian subcontinent.

The service features MPEG-4 technology and memory to allow viewers to record programs and movies. Subscribers will be able to record, pause and rewind live TV.

NDS Group also said today that it has invested more than $120 million in its Indian research and development center and plans to accelerate its investment in the center over the next three years. NDS said the increased funding will be used to support the acceleration of digital of pay-TV services in India and worldwide.

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