NDS plans an investment of $150 million in India news
05 November 2008

New Delhi: Technology solutions provider for digital pay-TV services NDS has outlined plans to invest an amount of $150 million over the next three years to add strength to its Indian operations.

News Corp-owned NDS has already invested $120 million in India since establishing itself in Bangalore in 2000, and is now planning an expansion of is Indian research and development (R&D) centre and commercial offices to better address the demands of the rapidly growing domestic pay-TV market.

NDS Group chairman and CEO Abe Peled said that with the company's R&D centre and commercial support offices in Bangalore, Delhi and Mumbai, NDS is committed to the Indian market. He said within a couple of years the company's Bangalore research and development centre has become central to its worldwide operations.

The research centre employs more than 1,000 employees, which constitutes around 26 per cent of the company's global workforce, said Peded.

NDS' Bangalore centre mainly develops primary middleware and electronic programme guides. Its engineers work on solutions for local operators such as Tata Sky, Bharti Airtel, Digital Entertainment Network (DEN) and Hathway Cable & Datacom.

It has designed solutions for the Indian audience as well as for other global platforms, including interactive TV applications (iTV), games and multilingual electronic programme guides (EPGs).

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NDS plans an investment of $150 million in India