Viasat chose CA from NDS

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NDS Group plc, a News Corporation company and the leading provider of technology solutions for digital pay-TV announced that a contract has been signed with Viasat Broadcasting, the pay and free TV satellite braodcasting division of leading Northen European media group Modern Times Group MTG AB, to deploy NDS VideoGuard conditional access on Viasat`s pay TV platform in the Nordic region.

VideoGuard conditional access will be deployed by Viasat Broadcastsing on its DTH pay-TV platforms in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland to protect Viasat`s digital subscribers from piracy and to reduce chum of the platform.

NDS`s VideoGuard will initially work in parallel to the existing Viaccess system using a Simulcrypt headend. This is esential to avoid disruption to the service and in order to start creating a more secure platform. The full rollout will include a total migration of existing digital subscribers set-top-boxes to NDS`s CA via an over-the-air downloaded.

Viasat chose CA from NDS to help resolve a significant piracy issue. In addition, it will allow Viasat to take advantage of the new services offered by NDS`s conditional access solution, including revenue-generating oportunities leading to increased ARPU for Viasat`s pay-TV business.

NDS`s VideoGuard is currently used by over 31 million subscribers around the world and secures over $11 billion of customer revenues.
 
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Viasat chooses Videoguard encryption

NDS has announced at March 23 that it has won the contract to provide its Videoguard encryption technology to Viasat satellite pay-TV platform.
In the press release NDS has informed that Videoguard technology will be used to protect satellite broadcasts in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland. It states that the migration to new encryption will be performed step-by-step including the upgrade of existing set-top boxes to new technology via satellite. This statement is very surprising because it was rumored for a long time that NDS's Videoguard technology is hardware-uncompatible with other encryption technologies and this uncompatibility protected the system from piracy.
 
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