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NDS Group

Company nameNDS Group
Company typePrivate
SloganChanging the way people are entertained and informed
HeadquartersStaines, United Kingdom
Key peopleDave Habiger, CEO
Abe Peled, Executive Chairman
ProductsVideoGuard Conditional Access
Videoguard Connect DRM
MediaHighway - Set Top Box Software
Broadband IPTV
XTV Digital Video Recorders DVRs)
Unified Headend
Interactive TV
Employees5,300 as at June 2011
(3,900 technical)

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NDS Group Plc. (Formerly traded as NASDAQ: NNDS) is a developer of pay TV technology. NDS was established in 1988 as an Israeli start up company. It was acquired by News Corporation in 1992. The company is currently headquartered in Staines, United Kingdom. Its major shareholders are Permira, which holds 51%, and News Corporation, which holds approximately 49%.

The Executive Chairman of NDS is Abe Peled and the CEO is Dave Habiger. The company's major product is the VideoGuard conditional access system, which is used by more than 85 leading pay TV operators around the world. ,

NDS Technology includes end to end solutions for satellite, broadband IPTV, Hybrid,OTT solutions and EPGs. It has just launched VideoGuard Connect, the DRM for Pay-TV, designed to help TV operators to seamlessly extend their pay-TV services to connected media devices, enabling secure ingestion, delivery and consumption of premium content over both managed and OTT networks while maintaining subscription privileges across devices.

NDS also provides advanced advertising, professional services and system integration services. New solutions to secure content on PCs, tablets, and other devices will be displayed at IBC and CES.

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