DirecTV, NDS Extend Deal

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DirecTV Inc. will use NDS Group plc’s "VideoGuard" conditional-access system and services for another six years as a result of an extension deal between the two companies.

VideoGuard is currently used by more than 35 operators around the world and secures more than $15 billion of customer revenues, NDS said.

DirecTV has more than 12.2 million direct-broadcast satellite subscribers.