Intel and NDS to colloborate on protected WiMAX-based TV multicast

First Proven End-to-End Pay-TV Solution over WiMAX
(PresseBox) (London, UK and Stockholm, Sweden, ) .
Highlights:
- WiMAX service providers can bundle TV and video with their fixed offerings
- Intel deployed pre-WiMAX trial system in its Swedish Wireless Competence Center
in Kista
- WiMAX technology based on Intel silicon working with NDS’s secure VideoGuard®
conditional access
- WiMAX service providers able to generate additional revenue from delivery of valuable
content to their subscribers

Intel Corporation and NDS Group plc, the leading provider of technology solutions for digital pay-TV, have today announced a trial system to demonstrate the TV and video services for fixed WiMAX technology.

Using the WiMAX IEEE 802.16-2004 standard and the soon to be ratified IEEE 802.16e, Intel and NDS will also collaborate on industry and market development activities. The companies will engage in demonstrations to service providers and the industry to show how WiMAX can offer more than broadband access with pay-TV services.

The pre-WiMAX implementation takes place at Intel’s Wireless Competence Center (IWCC) in Kista, Sweden and demonstrates the first system to show WiMAX TV services including live TV, VOD and integrated electronic program guide (EPG) delivery to an Intel® Centrino® mobile technology based notebook over 802.16-2004 and 802.11. The current demonstration uses fixed pre-WiMAX equipment to deliver content to the customer premises equipment (CPE) and then WiFi to send content to the notebook. Companies intend to enhance the system to support 802.16e standard in the future and to make sure that security requirements protect the interests of content providers in an aim to demonstrate pay TV services delivery over mobile WiMAX to Intel based PDA and notebook devices.

NDS VideoGuard® conditional access protects the business and content of the service provider and:
- Prevents the valuable TV channel offering from being received by subscribers who
have not paid for it.
- Protects content delivery efficiently using content entitlements, authorizations and
tier packaging.
- Enables content purchasing scenarios (e.g. Pay-Per-View) • Supports Video-On-
Demand by enabling secure content purchasing, protecting content delivery
sessions, and enabling content business scenarios like DRM.

Anders Huge, Director of Intel Wireless Competence Center commented: “Demonstrating multicast TV to notebook computers articulates the way forward for mobile computing – extending the range of services offered by WiMAX to include broadband internet access, VOIP and video. Intel® Centrino® mobile technology based notebooks are great entertainment devices and offer consumers the ability to take their home entertainment experience on the go.”

Yossi Deutsch, Vice President Product Marketing, NDS said: “We are happy to work with a major force behind WiMAX technology and getting a clear message out that it is not only about broadband access but rather a full range of lucrative services, enhancing the very model behind WiMAX future deployments.” About Intel Intel, the world’s largest chip maker, is also a leading manufacturer of computing, networking and communications products. Additional information about Intel is available at www.intel.com/pressroom.

Note: Intel and Intel Centrino are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

About Intel Intel, the world’s largest chip maker, is also a leading manufacturer of computing, networking and communications products. Additional information about Intel is available at www.intel.com/pressroom.

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