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CHINA NETWORK SYSTEMS CO., LTD (CNS) INTRODUCES NEWEST NAGRAVISION CONDITIONAL ACCESS FOR LAUNCH OF PREMIUM AND HIGH DEFINITION SERVICES
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  • Highest total value proposition encompassing security, time to market, extensive feature set and in-country support
  • Nagravision expands its already strong foothold in Taiwan, servicing all independent operators
  • CNS is one of the largest triple play providers in Taiwan offering a full range of high-speed internet and telephony services

Cheseaux, Switzerland – March 3, 2009 - Nagravision, a Kudelski Group (SWX:KUD) company and the world's leading independent provider of value-added content protection solutions, was selected by China Network Systems Co., Ltd (CNS) one of Taiwan’s largest cable based television providers to protect the content rights and revenues of its new premium and high definition services and will start deploying Nagravision’s new generation smartcard in mid-2009. The Kudelski Group has expanded its already strong foothold in Taiwan, servicing all independent operators.

“The decision to select Nagravision was made after an exhaustive evaluation of a number of conditional access vendors”, said Chuck McElroy Chief Executive Officer of CNS. “Our decision to select Nagravision is based on a total value proposition encompassing security, time to market, extensive feature set and in-country support”.

By providing service to CNS, Nagravision will extend its presence in Taiwan to over 1 million subscribers of CNS. In addition to digital TV services CNS offers a full range of high-speed internet and telephony services making it one of the largest triple play providers in Taiwan.

“We are clearly delighted with CNS’s decision to select Nagravision to protect and provide their new premium services”, said Mike Tucker Vice President of Nagravision Asia Pacific. “The installation of the new system further enhances our position in the region and Taiwan in particular as the conditional access system provider of choice by all independent operators”.

About China Network Systems Co., Ltd
With more than 1 million cable television (CATV) subscribers, MBK Partners is the major shareholder of CNS, Taiwan’s most advanced Multiple System Operator (MSO), with operations in areas of high population density in northern and southern Taiwan. CNS’ vision is to upgrade and transform Taiwan ’s cable television industry into a state of the art fully digitalized and interactive media environment. It also devotes itself to the development of value added services such as: broadband networking, cable phone, FTTx and other features, hence becoming the core source for the digital home.

About the Kudelski Group and Nagravision
The Kudelski Group (SWX: KUD.VX), is a world leader in digital security. Its technologies are used in a wide range of applications requiring access control and rights management, whether for securing transfer of information (digital television, broadband Internet, video-on-demand, interactive applications, etc.) or to control and manage access of people or vehicles to sites and events. The Kudelski Group is headquartered in Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland. Please visit www.nagra.com for more information.

Nagravision, a Kudelski Group company, is the leading supplier of open conditional access systems, DRM and integrated on-demand solutions for content providers and digital TV operators over broadcast, broadband and mobile platforms. Its technologies are currently being used by more than 120 leading Pay-TV operators worldwide securing content delivered to over 92 million active smart cards and devices. Please visit www.nagravision.com for more information.
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Contacts :

Ivan Schnider
(contact for trade media)
Nagravision SA
Head of Marketing Communications
+41 21 732 09 40
ivan.schnider@nagra.com

Daniel Herrera
(contact for general interest media)
Kudelski Group
Head of Corporate Communications
+41 21 732 01 81
daniel.herrera@nagra.com

Santino Rumasuglia
(contact for investors and financial analysts)
Kudelski Group
Head of Investor Relations
+41 21 732 01 24
santino.rumasuglia@nagra.com