NDS deploys solutions for Liberty Global's cable operation in Netherlands

MUMBAI: NDS, now part of Cisco, has announced at the television technology trade event IBC in Amsterdam, has deployed its solutions for Liberty Global‘s cable operation UPC in the Netherlands.

This is part of the deployment of NDS solutions for Liberty‘s Global Horizon platform, NDS said at the television technology trade event IBC in Amsterdam.

As the first deployment of its kind, Liberty Global‘s Horizon platform brings together leading partners from across the industry to enable a next-generation multimedia experience, providing innovative new functionality and services for its subscribers.

NDS said its technologies provide the core enabling framework for the newly launched platform. Managed by the NDS Unified Headend, the new platform enables delivery of content and services to multiple devices in and out of the home, all with a unified look and feel and leading functionality tailored to the device.

To enable advanced functionality within the home, NDS‘ MediaHighway middleware resides in both the multimedia gateway device and set-top boxes (STBs). As the primary software component, MediaHighway provides the underpinning for services such as recommendations, personalisation and an advanced, multiplatform user interface from NDS .

Liberty Global executive VP, CTO Balan Nair said, "We are delighted to be announcing the launch of the Horizon platform. Over the course of this project, we have worked with some outstanding partners to achieve an industry first, and through the provision of the key technologies and solutions for Horizon, NDS have been instrumental in enabling us to provide such an exceptional user experience for our subscribers."

NDS VP, GM Europe, Middle East and Africa Yves Padrines said, "The Horizon platform has catalysed industry development of next generation technologies, and as the first deployment of its kind, we are extremely excited to be a part of this innovative. initiative. We look forward to continuing to support Liberty Global as it revolutionises the way millions of people enjoy content."

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