NDS, a provider of technology products for the digital pay-TV market, and Quantum, a supplier of mobile multimedia devices and software, have announced the integration of NDS’ VideoGuard Mobile content protection system for Digital Video Broadcast-Handheld (DVB-H) with Quantum’s Pocket TV portable media player (PMP).

The end result allows pay-TV broadcasters and mobile network operators to offer their subscribers personal and innovative video services, whether indoors or outdoors. The Pocket TV can play both encrypted broadcast video and downloaded video stored securely on a memory card.

NDS content protection based on VideoGuard, now securing more than 82.7 million digital TV devices worldwide, ensures that content rights are maintained in both cases.

“The integration of VideoGuard Mobile with Quantum’s Pocket TV brings us significantly closer to the goal of providing high-quality broadcast TV to any device and viewable at any time,” said NDS CMO Nigel Smith. “With the superior content protection and sophisticated business management features offered by VideoGuard Mobile, mobile TV operators will be able to offer a groundbreaking video experience to users of the Pocket TV.”

The DVB-H signal carried by the integrated product originates in NDS’ Unified Headend (UHE) architecture, which provides a single point of business management for all video broadcasts, irrespective of the delivery networks or the rendering devices. The UHE convergence platform enables operators and broadcasters to centralize the administration of subscriptions, purchasing, transactions, promotions and a wide range of other business functions.

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