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NDS joins MoCA

June 29, 2011 - - San Ramon, CA — NDS, a leading provider of technology solutions for digital pay-TV, has joined the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA®) as an Associate member.

NDS is engaged in a number of service provider projects featuring MoCA. NDS is responsible for the middleware and user experience in Liberty Global's planned Multimedia Home Gateway, which includes MoCA technology.

NDS is also a professional services and integration partner of MoCA Board member, Cox Communications. NDS was the prime integrator for Cox Communications' next-generation HD EPG, which included the implementation of Cox's MoCA-based multi-room DVR solution as part of the service.

"A significant number of our service provider customers are looking at rolling out whole-home entertainment networking solutions so now is the right time to join MoCA. The home network will likely be a blend of different wired and wireless networking technologies, and MoCA technology is a proven wired contender," said Jesper Knutsson, vice president and general manager of sales, NDS, Americas.

"NDS' decision to join MoCA underlines how important in-home networking is becoming for service providers. NDS' membership represents a significant first for MoCA: it is the first conditional access and middleware vendor to join the alliance," said Charles Cerino, MoCA president."

MoCA is the worldwide standard for home entertainment networking and the only standard in deployment in all three pay TV segments (cable, satellite and telco/IPTV). MoCA is included in the DLNA stack and the IEEE 802.1AS standard.
About NDS

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 80 of the world's leading pay-TV platforms rely on NDS solutions to protect and enhance their businesses. VideoGuard® is the world's market-leading conditional access (CA) and digital rights management (DRM) technology, currently deployed on 150 million active devices, and safeguarding pay-TV service revenues exceeding $50 billion. NDS middleware, including MediaHighway® which enables a host of advanced services for subscribers, has been deployed on 180 million devices. NDS DVR technology, centred around XTV™, leads the global industry with 38 million units deployed. (Deployment figures as of 31st March 2011).

Headquartered in the UK, NDS remains committed to investing in R&D with over 75% of its employees dedicated to pioneering work at development centres in China, France, India, Israel, Korea, UK and US. NDS has also implemented a host of initiatives aimed at reducing its carbon footprint and helping digital TV subscribers reduce energy consumption.

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

About MoCA
The Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA®) is the worldwide standard for home entertainment networking. It is the only such standard that appeals to all three pay TV segments—cable, satellite and IPTV. MoCA technology is also be used to extend WiFi connectivity in the home.

MoCA has 90 certified products and 57 members representing the home entertainment network value chain including service providers, OEMs, consumer electronics companies and chip vendors. Visit for more information.

MoCA is an internationally registered trademark.