NDS Group Plc.
(Formerly traded as NASDAQ: NNDS) is a developer of pay TV technology. Originally created in 1988 as an Israeli start up company, and acquired by News Corporation
in 1992, the company is currently headquartered in Staines
, United Kingdom
. Its major shareholders are Permira
, which holds 51%, and News Corporation which holds approximately 49%. The Executive Chairman of NDS is Abe Peled
and the CEO is Dave Habiger
. Its major product is the VideoGuard
conditional access system, which is used by more than 85 leading pay TV operators around the world including BSkyB, DIRECTV, Cox, Tata Sky, Airtel, UPC, Sky Deutschland, Sky Italia, CCTV, and others. NDS Technology includes end to end solutions for satellite, broadband IPTV
, Hybrid,OTT solutions and EPGs. The company also provides advanced advertising, professional services and system integration services. New solutions to secure content on PCs, tablets, and other devices have recently been displayed at CES
. The Infinite TV Exchange ITXg
is the leading content marketplace bringing professional content producers and operators together.
The "NDS" was originally an acronym of "New Data Systems".
The company started in 1988, by a group of ten scientists of the Weizmann Institute
, a university and research institute in Rehovot
, Israel. The company was based... Read More