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Encyclopedia > NDS Group
NDS Group
Type Public (NASDAQ: [1])
Founded Late 1980s
Headquarters Flag of United Kingdom West Drayton (near Heathrow United Kingdom
Key people Dr. Abe Peled, CEO
Products Condiional Access/DRM Videoguard
Middleware - MediaHighway
Broadband IPTV
Digital Video Recorders (DVRs)
Mobile
Interactive TV
Revenue $600 million USD (2006)
Operating income $131 million USD (2006)
Employees 3,460 as at 3/2007(2,900 technical)
Slogan Securing and enabling content anywhere, anytime on any device
Website www.nds.com

Other statistics: (03/2007)

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    Smart Cards                      72.9 million (active)
    Middleware                       54.6 million (cumulative)
    Digital Video Recorders    6.4 million (cumulative)
    Residential Gateways         2.7 million (cumulative)

NDS Group plc is a DRM and conditional access firm. It is listed on the NASDAQ (symbol NNDS), but its major shareholder is News Corporation. The company is headquartered in West Drayton (near Heathrow), United Kingdom. The CEO of NDS is Abe Peled. The initials PLC after a UK or Irish company name indicate that it is a public limited company, a type of limited company whose shares may be offered for sale to the public. ... Digital rights management (DRM) is an umbrella term that refers to access control technologies used by publishers and other copyright holders to limit usage of digital media or devices. ... Conditional access (CA) is the protection of content by requiring certain criteria to be met before granting access to the content. ... NASDAQ in Times Square, New York City. ... 1211 Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue), where News Corporation is based News Corporation (abbreviated to News Corp) (NYSE: NWS, NYSE: NWSa, ASX: NWS, LSE: NCRA) is one of the worlds largest media conglomerates. ... West Drayton is a place in the London Borough of Hillingdon to the west of central London. ... “LHR” redirects here. ...


Its major product is the VideoGuard conditional access system, which is used on most of News Corporation's digital satellite TV systems. It is also used on many non-News Corp systems. In addition, VideoGuard is used in broadband IPTV, mobile solutions and cable. New solutions to secure content on PCs, PMPs and other devices have recently been displayed at CES and IBC. VideoGuard, produced by NDS, is a digital encryption system for use with conditional access television broadcasting. ... Broadband in telecommunications is a term which refers to a signaling method which includes or handles a relatively wide range of frequencies which may be divided into channels or frequency bins. ... IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) is a system where a digital television service is delivered by using Internet Protocol over a network infrastructure, which may include delivery by a broadband connection. ... CES is a three-letter abbreviation with multiple meanings, including: Church Educational System Civil Engineer Squadron, in the United States Air Force Coalition for Economic Survival Coalition of Essential Schools Constant Elasticity of Substitution, in Production Theory (Economics) Consumer Electronics Show Core Enterprise Services This page concerning a three-letter... IBC is an acronym that can stand for: IBC Root Beer Impedance Boundary Condition Inflammatory Breast Cancer Insurance Bureau of Canada Intermediate Bulk Container Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation, Channel 13, Philippines International Bank of Commerce of Laredo, Texas -- USA International Baptist College International Biographical Centre International Botanical Congress International Boxing Commission...


As of 31 March 2007, there are more than 70 million active VideoGuard smart cards. NDS also makes the XTV PVR/DVR, which has been cumulatively deployed in more than 6.5 million set-top boxes. XTV is more commonly identifiable under the names Sky+ (in BSkyB) and DirecTV+ (in DirecTV). NDS has deployed or activated more than 50 million set-top boxes with its MediaHighway middleware. Foxtel IQ, a digital video recorder and a satellite cable set-top box. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... A standard DirecTV satellite dish with 1 LNB on a roof DirecTV (trademarked as DIRECTV) is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service based in El Segundo, California, USA, that transmits digital satellite television and audio to households in the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America except for Mexico. ... MediaHighway is interactive television middleware software introduced in 1993 by Paris-based Canal+ Technologies, part of the Canal+ Group. ...


NDS also supplies interactive TV applications, platforms, and development tools. NDS has over 3000 employees, with offices in the UK, Israel, United States, France, India, Denmark, South Korea, China, Hong Kong and Australia.


Leading customers include DirecTV (in the USA), BSkyB, Sky Italia, SKY Latin America, SKY Network Television (in New Zealand), Viasat (in Sweden), Foxtel (in Australia), China Central Television (CCTV), Yes and Hot (in Israel), SkyLife, CanalSat (in France), Astro (in Malaysia), Cablevision (in Canada) and Tata Sky (in India). A standard DirecTV satellite dish with 1 LNB on a roof DirecTV (trademarked as DIRECTV) is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service based in El Segundo, California, USA, that transmits digital satellite television and audio to households in the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America except for Mexico. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... SKY Italia is an Italian digital satellite television platform owned by News Corporation. ... SKY Latin America was the first satellite pay-TV provider in Mexico. ... SKY Network Television Limited (ASX: SKT; NZX: SKT), often trading as SKY, was New Zealands first pay television service and is at present, 2006, New Zealands largest pay television operator. ... Viasat is a DBS distributor and TV broadcaster, owned by the Swedish media conglomerate Modern Times Group. ... Foxtel is a subscription television company in Australia, formed through a joint venture between Telstra and News Corporation. ... China Central Television or Chinese Central Television, commonly abbreviated as CCTV (Simplified Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) is the major broadcast television network in Mainland China. ... Yes TV (formally incorporated as D.B.S. Satellite Services (1998) Ltd) founded in 1998, is the sole satellite television provider (DBS) in Israel. ... Hot is a telecommunications and cable television company in Israel founded on August 18, 2003. ... This page has been deleted, and protected to prevent re-creation. ... CanalSat is a French digital satellite and DSL pay television service owned by Canal+ Group (66%) and Lagardere Active (34%), a subsidiary of Lagardère. ... Previous Astro Logo Astro is a subscription-based direct broadcast satellite (DBS) or direct-to-home satellite television and radio service in Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia. ... For other uses, see Cablevision (disambiguation). ... Tata Sky is a DTH satellite television provider in India. ...

Contents

Company Profile and History

Company Name

The company started out as News Datacom (NDC) in 1989, and later changed its name to News Digital Systems, hence its current name.


Management

NDS CEO Abe Peled is a former Israeli Army platoon commander who served during the Six Day War between Israel and the Arab states. The head of Security at NDS is Reuven Hasak, the former deputy head of Israel's Shin Bet security service. This role is conducted through Shafran Ltd., a Tel Aviv based `security consultancy' firm headed by Hasak and three other former senior Shin Bet officers. The 1967 Arab-Israeli War, also known as the Six-Day War or June War, was fought between Israel and its Arab neighbors Egypt, Jordan, and Syria. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not include all significant viewpoints. ... Tel-Aviv was founded on empty dunes north of the existing city of Jaffa. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not include all significant viewpoints. ...


Canal Plus lawsuit

NDS has in the past been accused of breaking other companies' satellite encryption schemes, and was involved in a lawsuit brought by Canal Plus. The lawsuit, filed on July 25 2003 in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, alleged that NDS spent huge sums to break Canal Plus's conditional access technology and published the code on the internet which allowed fraudsters to manufacture counterfeit smart cards. The company filed an amended complaint on October 9; however, this was dismissed. Other legal action by Echostar/NagraStar was being pursued as late as August 2005 accusing NDS of the same wrongdoing. The title of this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ... is the 206th day of the year (207th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 281st day of the year (282nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Guardian, an independent UK broadsheet newspaper, broke the story with accusations that the NDS laboratory in Haifa, Israel had been working on breaking the SECA produced MediaGuard smartcards used by Canal+, ITV Digital and other non-Murdoch owned TV companies throughout Europe. In the front-page story, the Guardian accused NDS of deliberately extracting the UserROM code from the MediaGuard cards and then leaking it onto the internet. The theory was lent credibility by the fact that extraction of the code from the cards would have required extremely specialized knowledge and expensive equipment — specifically, a scanning electron microscope. SEMs are tracked and controlled, and thus obtaining them without leaving a paper trail is difficult.[citation needed] The Guardian is a British newspaper owned by the Guardian Media Group. ... Hebrew חֵיפָה Arabic حَيْفَا Founded in 3rd century CE Government City District Haifa Population 267,000 1,039,000 (metropolitan area) Jurisdiction 63,666 dunams (63. ... seca company logo seca is a German manufacturer of health care products, with headquarters in Hamburg where they have been established since 1840. ... Mediaguard is a conditional access system for digital television developed by SECA (Société Européenne de Contrôle dAccès), which has since become Nagra France. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... SEM Cambridge S150 at Geological Institute, University Kiel, 1980 SEM opened sample chamber The scanning electron microscope (SEM) is a type of electron microscope capable of producing high-resolution images of a sample surface. ...


Tax Evasion

NDS was investigated in 1996 for tax evasion in Israel. NDS offices were raided in October 1996 amid allegations of tens of millions of dollars of unpaid tax.


Subsidiaries

NDS owns Orbis, a leading provider of online gambling technology and Jungo who provide software for residential gateways.


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