NDS CEO Confident After DirecTV Deal
NDS CEO Abe Peled expects the main 2004 growth drivers for the company to come from lucrative contracts in Italy, the United Kingdom, Australia and the United States. NDS recently announced it had inked a deal with leading U.S. pay-TV operator DirecTV to supply Conditional Access (CA).
Peled told Satellite Today, “The nature of CA business is such that it takes a while to build up revenue from new contracts. The major growth drivers for NDS this year are the growth from CA contracts such as Sky Italia, Foxtel, DirecTV and continuing growth from BSkyB. In general, the customer base has been doing quite well — contributing to the growth of the company.”
An exclusive in-depth interview with Abe Peled can be found in the March 31 issue of Inside Digital TV. For more information about subscribing to PBI Media’s satellite newsletters, check out our Web site at www.satellitetoday.com