NDS, STM Team Up on ‘SVP’

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NDS Group plc and STMicroelectronics have teamed up on the "Secure Video Processor" initiative.

SVP offers a standard secure method for digital-content protection, which provides new opportunities for content delivery while "ensuring protection for content owners and low cost and ease of use for consumers," the companies said in a release Monday.

SVP logic can be embedded in consumer-electronics devices including digital-TV sets, set-top boxes, digital-video recorders, portable players and other mobile devices, the two vendors added.

SVP is supported as an open standard for content protection and is available under license to other partners and vendors.