NDS aids launch of South African pay-TV platform

On Digital Media has selected NDS as technology provider and prime integrator to support the launch of its direct-to-home DTH platform in South Africa. The new service, TopTV, will go live in Q2 2010.

On Digital Media will secure their MPEG4 DVB-S2-based service using NDS' VideoGuard conditional access technology. To enable the platform and provide the basis for future functionality, NDS MediaHighway set-top box software and an NDS developed electronic programme guide (EPG) will also be implemented.

The launch of the TopTV platform will provide South Africans with a choice of satellite service providers. TopTV will offer a competitively-priced basic package of approximately 30 channels.

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