NDS to Protect SES’ ‘IP-PRIME’

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NDS Group plc will provide end-to-end Internet-protocol-TV content protection aboard SES Americom Inc.’s “IP-PRIME” distribution platform.

The digital pay TV technology vendor will integrate its “VideoGuard” conditional-access and “Synamedia” IPTV software into IP-PRIME, a centralized, satellite-delivered IPTV-delivery system that permits telcos to bundle traditional standard-definition and HD programming on a single line with voice and broadband services.

The companies said the NDS software will provide protection from origination at SES Americom’s IPTV broadcast center in Vernon Valley, N.J., to authorized telco video hubs, to IP set-tops and throughout communications networks in the home.

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