BigBand, NDS Hook Up


BigBand Networks Inc. and NDS Group plc announced the successful integration of advanced-mode DSG (Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification Set-Top Gateway) functionality.

Video pumped through BigBand's “Broadband Multimedia Service Router” via its “Cuda” cable-modem-termination system interfaced with NDS' hybrid Internet-protocol and MPEG-2 (Moving Picture Expert Group) digital-video set-top-box system supplied by QNS. That set-top featured NDS’ middleware and conditional-access system.

In other technology news, Widevine Technologies Inc. said Saskatchewan Telecommunications will use the company's “Virtual SmartCard” to secure video-on-demand content from movie studios, including Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox and Sony Pictures.