NDS inks deal with On Digital Media

MUMBAI: NDS, which provides technology
solutions for digital pay-TV, has announced that On Digital Media has selected it as technology provider and prime integrator to support the launch of its direct-to-home (DTH) platform in South Africa. The new service, TopTV, will go live later this year.
On Digital Media will secure their MPEG4 DVB-S2-based service using NDS’ VideoGuard conditional access technology. To enable the platform and provide the basis for future functionality, NDS MediaHighway® set-top box software and an NDS developed electronic programme guide (EPG) will also be implemented.

The launch of the TopTV platform will provide South Africans with a choice of satellite service providers. TopTV will offer a competitively-priced basic package of approximately 30 channels. On Digital Media will offer subscribers the flexibility to tailor their services to their own requirements and budget.
NDS VP regional sales Europe, Middle East and Africa Giles Wain says, “On Digital Media is bringing pay-TV to middle-income households in South Africa for the first time. This represents a key win for NDS as we expand our presence in the emerging pay-TV market across the continent."

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