NDS completes Germany’s Kabel BW


German cable giant Kabel BW has selected NDS’ total package as far as middleware is concerned. The NDS deal covers Kabel BW’s adoption of MediaHighway, its XTV set-top box PVR functionality as well as NDS’ VOD technology. Kabel BW is already an NDS conditional access client.

The announcement was made at the ANGA show yesterday in Cologne.

In 2007 Kabel BW became the first German cable operator to select and deploy NDS’ VideoGuard content protection technology. With today’s new agreement Kabel BW will get an end-to-end digital TV solution from NDS. Kabel BW offers triple play services to more than 2.3m subscribers, serving nearly half of all homes in the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg.

Harald Rösch, CEO of Kabel BW, said: “Kabel BW was the first German operator to select NDS’ VideoGuard content protection system. We now have also selected MediaHighway middleware to benefit from an end-to-end solution with NDS as our central and trusted technology partner.”

He continued: “Based on this highly capable infrastructure we look forward to delivering innovative next-generation digital TV services such as extended offerings in high definition resolution, DVR functionality and on-demand content to our subscribers.”