Satnews Daily
February 24th, 2010

NDS — A DTH Launch In South Africa

NDS, a provider of technology solutions for digital pay-TV, has announced that On Digital Media has selected NDS as technology provider and prime integrator to support the launch of its 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’ market-leading VideoGuard® conditional access technology. To enable the platform and provide the basis for future functionality, NDS MediaHighway® STB 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. On Digital Media will offer subscribers the flexibility to tailor their services to their own requirements and budget.