New Era (Windhoek)30 July 2008


Gateway Broadcast Services Extends NDS Relationship – Selects MediaHighway Middleware and EPG for its African Pay TV Service

NDS, provider of technology solutions for digital pay-TV, last week announced that Gateway Broadcast Services (GBS has broadened its relationship with NDS. GBS has chosen MediaHighway middleware and the NDS Electronic Program Guide (EPG) to enhance its pay-TV satellite service for sub-Saharan Africa.

NDS has been GBS’ technology partner since the launch of the service, branded GTV, in mid-2007. The operator relies on its VideoGuard conditional access (CA) technology, currently securing over 86.9 million active digital devices around the world.

Under the new agreement, MediaHighway middleware and EPG will feature in all new GTV set-top boxes (STBs), and will also be downloaded to all existing GTV STBs in a phased upgrade starting in Autumn 2008. The technology will enable GBS to strengthen its GTV brand by offering a common look and feel across current and future STBs, as well as improve the efficiency of its STB maintenance and customer care operations. MediaHighway also provides a solid foundation for the introduction of future service enhancements.

MediaHighway is a leader in the digital pay-TV market. NDS middleware has been deployed in over 83.1 million devices for pay-TV operators around the world.