Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Softbank BBTV Secures IPTV with NDS Content Protection

Softbank's newly launched BBTV service in Japan has deployed NDS' content protection system integrated with UTStarcom's IPTV headend system, set-top box and electronic program guide.

BBTV is using NDS's "Synamedia" software suite at the head-end and NDS smart cards in subscriber set-top boxes (STB).

BBTV will deliver more than 40 channels through STBs, offer a sophisticated electronic program guide, and provide access to more than 5,200 VOD titles.

NDS said this new contract further enhances its IPTV solution following deployments by Sistema in Russia, AUNA in Spain, CYTA in Cyprus, and recent announcements with Viasat in Sweden and SuperSun in Hong Kong. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Softbank BB's triple play service will be available in several service tiers, with pricing starting at 4540 Yen, approximately US$40.00 per month.

  • NDS is a majority-owned subsidiary of News Corporation.

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