Kudelski wants all of Open TV


Conditional access specialist Nagra Kudelski is mounting a take-over bid for middleware company Open TV. Kudelski already has voting control, but not economic control.

Andre Kudeslki, CEO at Nagra, says his company is offering minority shareholders a total of US$127m (Ä99.6m) for their shares, an impressive premium of some 35% over Open TVís Feb 26 closing price.

Open TVís Board will now consider the bid, but most observers expect it to be approved.