DIRECTV Extends Contract with NDS for Advanced Set-top Box Software and DVR Solutions

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 
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NDS to continue to provide set-top box software and DVR technology to DIRECTV U.S. and DIRECTV Latin America through 2016

COSTA MESA, CA — NDS Group, the leading provider of technology solutions for digital pay-TV, today announced that it has renewed its agreement with DIRECTV (NASDAQ:DTV), the largest satellite pay-TV operator in the world, to continue to deliver set-top box (STB) software and digital video recorder (DVR) technology to DIRECTV U.S. and DIRECTV Latin America through January 2016.

“DIRECTV and NDS have a strong history in pioneering the best in consumer television services,” said RĂ´mulo Pontual, Executive Vice President, Engineering and Chief Technology Officer, DIRECTV. “I am very confident that with the extension of this partnership, DIRECTV will have the tools needed to deliver comprehensive solutions, so that our customers can enjoy the next exciting generation of entertainment.”

“DIRECTV has long demonstrated its commitment to delivering the very latest in advanced TV and DVR services, said Raffi Kesten, Chief Operating Officer, NDS. “We share a common goal to satisfy consumer appetite for next generation TV experiences while supporting the long term business goals of the pay-TV operator.”

The contract sees the extension of the relationship between NDS and DIRECTV to supply set-top box software across the platform, originally established in 2005. NDS continue to provide other core technologies to the operator including conditional access.