Airtel selects NDS to power digital satellite

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Mumbai, Oct 29: Technology solutions for digital pay-TV provider NDS today announced it has been selected by Bharti Airtel to provide a suite of digital broadcasting solutions for the launch of the company's digital satellite service.

Bharti had recently announced that Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has granted it a Letter of Intent, licensing the new DTH platform.

NDS will provide Bharti Airtel with world-leading VideoGuard conditional access, MediaHighway middleware as well as a customized electronic programme guide (EPG).

VideoGuard is currently securing TV content in 78.6 million set-top boxes worldwide, and 69.9 million deployed Mediahighway clients are enabling operators around the world to provide enhanced services to viewers. Through these NDS solutions, Bharti gains the flexibility to introduce future enhancements including interactive applications and additional advanced services for subscribers.

''Being selected by Bharti Airtel is a validation of the technology leadership of NDS and recognition of the significant investment in NDS' Indian capabilities over the past six years. NDS market-leading technology will enable Bharti to deliver world-class digital and interactive entertainment services to their subscribers,''NDS Asia Pacific vice president and general manager Sue Taylor said in a press release here.


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