NDS VideoGuard Connect™ Enables BSkyB to Take TV Service to iPhones and iPads

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011
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NDS enables the secure delivery of Sky Go TV service to devices

LONDON — IBC 2011 — Stand 1.A71 — NDS Group today announced that NDS VideoGuard Connect™ is helping enable BSkyB (LSE:BSY), the UK and Ireland’s leading multi-channel, multi-platform television service provider, to deliver Sky Go to iOS devices.

Sky Go provides flexible access to Sky content across multiple devices. VideoGuard Connect, the DRM for multi-platform pay-TV from NDS helps enable Sky to deliver live linear channels to iPhones, iPads and the iPod touch in line with a user’s subscription. Utilising content delivery optimisation technology from NDS, VideoGuard Connect helps enable the Sky Go service to offer a high-quality live TV experience when on the move in the UK and Ireland, via 3G or Wi-Fi.

VideoGuard Connect provides content segmentation and encryption of the Sky GO service, protecting content delivery and consumption on all iOS devices.

Alun Webber, Sky’s MD of Product Design and Development, commented “Sky Go is our response to growing demand from our subscribers for greater flexibility in how and where they access their favourite content. The new service will enable subscribers to view their content on their iPhones and iPads for free.” He added “NDS and VideoGuard Connect have enabled us to deploy the Sky Go service and provide subscribers with a value enhancing multi-platform experience.”

“Sky is once again taking innovative steps to provide their subscribers with access to premium services in the most flexible way.” commented David Nabozny, NDS Senior Vice President, Major Accounts. “We strive to create solutions that enable operators to provide the best possible end user experience; VideoGuard Connect enables operators to launch multi-platform value-added TV services with streamlined deployment.”