Kabel Deutschland picks NDS for new HD box
Jörn Krieger ©RapidTVNews | 02-11-2011 Germany's largest cable operator Kabel Deutschland has launched a new HD set-top box equipped with solutions provided by NDS.
The NDS suite of components on board the receiver consists of set-top-box software MediaHighway, conditional access system VideoGuard, a video-on-demand (VOD) solution and a customised electronic programme guide (EPG).
Kabel Deutschland wants to use the new box to accelerate high-definition acceptance in the mass market and to enable its customers to access its new VOD portal "Select Video" which is available in a growing number of regions. The box was launched in early October 2011 and is manufactured by Sagemcom.
"Through this new offering, Kabel Deutschland is enhancing the user experience for its subscribers and providing an all round higher quality of viewing, not only with HD as standard, but also with access to on-demand for all levels of subscribers," said Yves Padrines, vice-president sales Europe & general manager at NDS GmbH in Munich. "We are proud to be supporting Kabel Deutschland in this deployment and look forward to working together on future initiatives."