NDS Delivers VOD Solutions to Wenzhou Cable in Partnership with Huawei

Thursday, March 24th, 2011
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First implementation of HD VOD for China Cable Network; NDS and Huawei partner to enable delivery of advanced two-way solutions to Wenzhou Cable

BEIJING, China — CCBN — NDS Group, the leading provider of technology solutions for digital pay-TV, today announced that it has partnered with Huawei, the world’s leading telecom solutions supplier, to enable the delivery of the latest High Definition Video On Demand (VOD) digital-TV solutions to Wenzhou Cable (A branch of China Cable Network) subscribers.

The integration of NDS MediaHighway set-top software with connected Huawei set-top boxes will enable the delivery and optimisation of advanced services such as Video On Demand (VOD) – the ability to watch HD movies and TV series, documentaries, sports and entertainment at any time, Catch-up TV services- providing the capability to catch-up on missed programming within one week, and Time Shift TV — enabling subscribers to pause live, rewind up to 2 hours and fast-forward to what is being broadcasted on any live TV channel.

The combination of the latest high definition technology from Huawei and the advanced capabilities of the NDS MediaHighway set-top box software also provide support for advanced and engaging two-way interactive applications such as games and information on flights, weather and government services.

Mr. Hong Yudong Director of STB Product Line of Huawei Device commented, “We are pleased to be working with NDS to deploy these advanced HD VOD services to Wenzhou cable subscribers. We are looking forward to cooperating with NDS to deliver greatly enhanced digital-pay TV solutions to other advanced operators, in the booming Chinese market.”

“Partnering with Huawei to deliver advanced digital-TV solutions to Wenzhou Cable reinforces our commitment to working closely with Chinese vendors to deliver the most-advanced digital solutions within China and across the globe” said Sue Taylor, Chairman, NDS China, Senior Vice President and General Manager of NDS Asia Pacific.

The set top boxes used by Wenzhou Cable will be manufactured by Huawei and powered by NDS MediaHighway set-top box software, secured by NDS VideoGuard Conditional Access software and will incorporate China’s first overlay Electronic Programme Guide through NDS EPG Framework.