NDS sets up Cignal

Tech company NDS has provided some of its most popular solutions to a new satellite-delivered digital TV platform in the Philippines, Cignal Digital TV.

Operated by Mediascape, Cignal Digital TV has deployed NDS’s VideoGuard conditional access solution and the MediaHighway middleware, as well as a customised electronic programme guide (EPG).

Integration for the system was completed in under four months, NDS said.

Benjie S. Fernandez, Managing Director of Mediascape, said: “We selected NDS as our technology partner because of its proven record in content security combined with its ability to provide a variety of innovative solutions that support our future roadmap.” ?

Mediascape is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mediaquest Holdings and is licensed to offer a direct-to-home (DTH) service in the Philippines. Mediaquest is backed by the PLDT Beneficial Trust Fund, which holds various interests in media companies in the Philippines.