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  • Kudelski Group has acquired Paris-based Medialive
  • The combined technologies will bring new security solutions to Pay-TV operators

Cheseaux, Switzerland – December 16th, 2009 — The Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.VX) the world's leading independent provider of value-added content protection solutions, has acquired Medialive, a company based in Montrouge (Paris), France. Medialive develops and licenses innovative and patented content protection and marking technologies for distribution over broadcast, internet, and mobile distribution networks and devices.

The acquisition marks a turning point in the cooperation between the two companies to combine the Kudelski Group’s strengths in conditional access with Medialive’s innovative encryption and watermarking technology.

“We are happy that Medialive has joined the Kudelski Group. It will accelerate the development of Medialive innovative technology and product line, while technologies combination will bring new security solutions to the Pay-TV market,” said Didier Lesteven, former President of Medialive.

"With the inclusion of Medialive technology in our systems, we will be able to further extend our security solutions offering to protect Pay–TV operators," said Yves Pitton, Senior Vice President Corporate Development of the Kudelski Group.

About the Kudelski Group and Nagravision
The Kudelski Group (SIX: KUD.VX) is a world leader in digital security and convergent media solutions for the delivery of digital and interactive content. Its technologies are used in a wide range of services and applications requiring access control and rights management to secure the revenue of content owners and service providers for digital television and interactive applications across broadcast, broadband and mobile delivery networks. The Kudelski Group is also a world technology leader in the area of access control and management of people or vehicles to sites and events. It additionally offers professional recorders and high-end Hi-Fi products. The Kudelski Group is headquartered in Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland. Please visit 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 114 million active smart cards and devices. Please visit for more information.

Ivan Schnider
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Nagravision SA
Head of Marketing Communications
+41 21 732 09 40

Daniel Herrera
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Kudelski Group
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+41 21 732 01 81

Santino Rumasuglia
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Kudelski Group
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