Portugal Telecom chooses Kudelski Group to deploy national network

Portugal Telecom has chosen the full suite of products from the Swiss Kudelski Group for the national roll-out of its hybrid satellite-broadband Pay-TV services to be launched in 2008. The Kudelski Group speciialises in content protection and related digital TV technologies, and will act as the end-to-end system integrator on the project, from headend to set-top-box. The company says its suite of products will enable Portugal Telecom to introduce new SD and HD services on a subscription basis.

The Lysis Content Management System (CMS) will drive the entire content distribution chain and workflow for on-demand content. The Kudelski Group will manage its integration with Portugal Telecom's backend systems. The Nagravision conditional access system integrated into an end-to-end solution that forms the basis for a next-generation TV service. OpenTV's HTML execution environment can work across a range of set-top boxes, while the Quative Service Delivery Platform (SDP) provides the foundation for current and future interactive applications.

Pierre Roy, COO of the Kudelski Group said, 'Convergence of broadcast and broadband continues to be a clear market trend. The pre-integration of Nagravision, OpenTV, Quative and Lysis products into a full solution suite allows us to help operators remain competitive and provide new services.'