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NDS Snowflake User Interface Wins TV Innovation Award

(PresseBox) (Middlesex, ) .
NDS today announced that its NDS Snowflake™ user interface has received the 2012 TV Innovation Award from IMS Research, a worldwide independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry. Now in its third year, the awards have grown to become one of the premier endorsements of innovation in television.

The TV Innovation Awards recognize the most forward thinking companies creating products and services that are changing the way people watch television and were handed out during the 2012 International CES. There are 14 TV Innovation Awards categories, ranging from TV Performance to Advanced User Interface Solutions. Each award category is judged by a completely independent expert panel.

According to IMS Research President, Ian Weightman: “One of the main reasons that the TV Innovation Awards have become so sought after is that each entry is judged on a completely level playing field. This ensures that companies, ranging from the biggest names in consumer electronics to innovative start-ups, can measure objectively how their products stack-up against those of their competitors.”

NDS Snowflake is a new approach to content navigation, providing a rich and consistent TV experience across multiple devices. Based on an ergonomic model, the principles behind NDS Snowflake are simplicity and intuitiveness, which help unify access to, and the discovery of all types of content, including broadcast, recorded/stored, on-demand, over-the-top programming, and third party on-demand services – on all types of device, including PCs, TVs, portable media players, tablets, smartphones, and more.

The award-winning NDS Snowflake has been deployed by ZON TV Cabo in Portugal and provides the navigation model behind the user interface for French Telecoms operator SFR. It has also been selected by Liberty Global to provide the portal to their multimedia home gateway.

For more information on NDS solutions visit www.nds.com.

About NDS Group Ltd.

NDS Group Ltd. creates the technologies and applications that enable pay-TV operators to securely deliver digital content to TV STBs (set-top boxes), DVRs (digital video recorders), PCs, mobiles and other multimedia devices. Over 90 of the world’s leading pay-TV platforms rely on NDS solutions to protect and enhance their business.

NDS’ VideoGuard® is the world’s market-leading content and service protection solution, deployed in 114 million pay-TV households. VideoGuard conditional access (CA) and digital rights management (DRM) technologies safeguard pay-TV service revenues exceeding $50 billion. NDS middleware, which enables a host of advanced services for subscribers, has been deployed on 206 million devices. NDS DVR technology, centred around XTV™, is a leader in the global industry with 45 million units deployed. (Deployment figures as of 30th September 2011).

Headquartered in the UK, with over 5000 employees, NDS remains committed to investing in technology and development with over 75% of its employees dedicated to pioneering work at development centres in France, India, Israel, Korea, UK and US.

NDS Group Ltd. is a private company owned by the Permira Funds and News Corporation. See www.nds.com for more information

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