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DirecTV, NDS renew deal for STB, DVR technology

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 8:20am
Mike Robuck

NDS Group and DirecTV have added five-years to their agreement that covers the satellite provider's use of NDS' set top-box software and DVR technology.

The new agreement, which runs through January 2016, also included DirecTV Latin America.

"DirecTV and NDS have a strong history in pioneering the best in consumer television services," said Rômulo Pontual, executive vice president, engineering and CTO, DirecTV. "I am very confident that with the extension of this partnership, DirecTV will have the tools needed to deliver comprehensive solutions, so that our customers can enjoy the next exciting generation of entertainment."

The new contract extended the original agreement that was signed in 2005. In addition to the set-top box software, NDS also provides other core technologies to DirecTV including conditional access.

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