Advanced Television

Tele Columbus selects NDS

March 7, 2008

The Tele Columbus Group, Germany's third-largest cable operator, will protect its independent networks with conditional access technology from solutions provider NDS. The digital TV portfolio which Tele Columbus will offer on its own platform in cooperation with Eutelsat as of May, will be primarily secured with NDS' VideoGuard technology. The operator's existing subscribers will not have to buy new set-top boxes as Tele Columbus will use a Simulcrypt solution as of the launch of the new platform. The Tele Columbus Group serves some 3.7 million cable-connected households.

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