The Tele Columbus Group, a cable operator in Germany, has signed on with NDS.

The digital TV portfolio which Tele Columbus will offer on its own platform in cooperation with Eutelsat as of May will be primarily secured with NDS’ VideoGuard technology.

NDS said the operator’s current subscribers will not have to buy new set-top boxes as Tele Columbus will use a Simulcrypt solution as of the launch of the new platform.

The Tele Columbus Group serves some 3.7 million cable-connected households, making it the third-largest MSO in Germany, according to NDS.

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