DIRECTV Extends Partnership with NDS

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007
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Contract extension will enable NDS to continue to deliver conditional access technology for DIRECTV’s U.S. and DIRECTV Latin America satellite-delivered Pay TV services until June 2013

LONDON, U.K./LOS ANGELES, U.S.A. — NDS Group plc (NASDAQ: NNDS), the leading provider of technology solutions for digital pay-TV, today announced that it has signed an agreement with DIRECTV, the largest satellite Pay TV operator in the world, to extend the term of their relationship. NDS has been contracted to continue to provide conditional access technology and services to DIRECTV U.S. and DIRECTV Latin America until June 2013.

Commenting on the news, Raffi Kesten, NDS Chief Operating Officer, said: “DIRECTV has set the benchmark for the pay television industry. DIRECTV has been highly innovative in developing its consumer offerings to provide the best range of television services available in the United States and across much of Latin America. NDS is very proud to announce the extension of our already long-standing successful relationship.”

Rômulo Pontual, Chief Technology Officer of DIRECTV, commented, “NDS has consistently provided secure and flexible conditional access technology. We have extended the term of our relationship with NDS based on the dependability of NDS conditional access technologies and related services.”