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Accedo and NDS Partner To Deliver End-to-End Solution for STB Apps

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Accedo and NDS Partner To Deliver End-to-End Solution for STB Apps

IBC, Amsterdam, 7 September 2012 –Accedo, market leading enabler of Smart TV and IPTV apps, and NDS, now part of Cisco, today announced a partnership to enable an advanced end-to-end solution for set-top-box apps and widgets.

This combined solution will enable pay-TV operators to launch their own app store, manage application lifecycle, contextualise content, and monetize apps through a connected set-top-box.

The solution enables operators to author apps, thanks to an advanced open Software Developer Kit (SDK), and smooth rendering of apps through an HTML browser integrated with NDS’ MediaHighway® set-top-box software.

Utilising the NDS Service Delivery Platform, operators will be able to enrich the subscriber experience with applications that are contextual to content being viewed.

The solution uses Accedo’s leading and flexible management platform, Accedo Application Sphere™, which provides a fully customizable front-end user interface with multiple existing applications, as well as a highly scalable and secure back-end system.

“We are excited to be working with NDS on this joint solution,” commented Michael Lantz, CEO, Accedo. “NDS has extensive experience providing end-to-end software solutions for the pay television industry, which enable advanced services. The combination of NDS software and Accedo’s application management experience will be a valuable solution for operators looking to embrace interactive TV.”

“Accedo has unrivalled experience developing TV applications, with a highly flexible proven application management solution” commented Nigel Smith, Vice President, Strategy and Product Management, Service Provider Video Technology Group,, Cisco. “Accedo was therefore a natural choice to partner with us on this solution, which we believe will be an extremely strong proposition for operators.”

Both companies will be demonstrating the solution at IBC. NDS will be showcasing contextual apps at its booth (1.A71). At the Accedo booth (14.361) there will be a rich portfolio of apps showcased on a MediaHighway® powered set-top-box.

About Accedo
Accedo is the market leading enabler of Smart TV and IPTV solutions. Accedo provides applications, tools and services to media companies, consumer electronics and TV operators globally, to help them deliver the next-generation TV experience. Accedo’s cloud-based platform solutions enable customers to cost-efficiently roll out and manage application offerings and stores for multiple devices and markets.
Accedo is a privately held company founded in 2004 by telecom and media entrepreneurs Michael Lantz and Fredrik Andersson. Accedo is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden with branch offices in London, Madrid, Mountain View, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Sydney.
For more info, please see www.accedo.tv

About NDS

NDS Group Ltd. creates the technologies and applications that enable pay-TV operators to securely deliver digital content to TV STBs (set-top boxes), DVRs (digital video recorders), PCs, mobiles and other multimedia devices. Over 90 of the world’s leading pay-TV platforms rely on NDS solutions to protect and enhance their business.

NDS’ VideoGuard® is the world’s market-leading content and service protection solution, deployed in 133 million pay-TV households. VideoGuard conditional access (CA) and digital rights management (DRM) technologies safeguard pay-TV service revenues exceeding $50 billion. NDS middleware, which enables a host of advanced services for subscribers, has been deployed on 226 million devices. NDS DVR technology, centred around XTV™, is a leader in the global industry with 49 million units deployed. (Deployment figures as of 30th April 2012).

Headquartered in the UK, with over 5000 employees, NDS remains committed to investing in technology and development with over 75% of its employees dedicated to pioneering work at development centres in France, India, Israel, Korea, UK and US.

NDS is now part of Cisco. See www.cisco.com/go/nds for more information.

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About Cisco
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Information about Cisco can be found at http://www.cisco.com. For ongoing news, please go to http://newsroom.cisco.com.


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