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NAGRAVISION SELECTED BY DOMINANTA TO PROVIDE RUSSIA’S FIRST COMMERCIAL CONDITIONAL ACCESS SYSTEM FOR MOBILE TV
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  • Nagra Mobile TV conditional access system selected by Dominanta will support both DVB SimulCrypt and ISMACryp content protection schemes.
  • Nagra solution customized for Russian mobile TV market which is poised to become one of the largest in the world.

Cheseaux, Switzerland – February 14, 2008 – Nagravision, a Kudelski Group (SWX:KUD.VX) company announced today that Russian carrier Dominanta’s mobile TV services, will be protected by the Nagra Mobile TV conditional access system. This will be the first commercial conditional access system in Russia to support both DVB SimulCrypt and ISMACryp content protection schemes.

“We chose Nagravision’s solution, because we wanted to profit from both their proven expertise gathered in their other mobile TV commercial mass deployments, as well as their unique ecosystem providing the largest choice of integrated broadcast equipment and mobile devices,” said Andrey Chernikov, CEO of Dominanta. “Setting up a state-of-the-art DVB-H service requires the skills of many companies and partners who have already cooperated successfully before in this field. Nagravision turned out to be the most versatile CAS provider.”

The scalable conditional access and highly flexible service protection system in the process of being set up in Moscow at Dominanta’s premises, combines the powerful Nagravision system used in Italy to support over 1 million mobile TV subscribers and a new set of features which allow that system to be adapted for the Russian audience. Subscribers will use mobile TV enabled 2.5G GSM handsets and SIM cards.

Jean-Luc Jezouin, Vice President of Nagravision Mobile TV, said, “It’s an honor to have been selected by Dominanta for this historic event in the Russian mobile TV market, a highly competitive environment where the mobile TV operators will have to be prepared to come up with unique market differentiators.”

The Nagra Mobile TV content protection platform provides all the functions needed to protect the broadcasted services and content. It is available as an extension to existing Nagravision Conditional Access Systems or as a stand-alone system.

About the Kudelski Group/Nagravision

The Kudelski Group (SWX: 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 www.nagra.com for more information.

Nagravision, a Kudelski Group company, is the world's leading independent 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 100 leading Pay-TV operators worldwide securing content delivered to over 77.5 million active smart cards and devices. Please visit www.nagravision.com for more information.

For further information please contact:

Ivan Schnider
Nagravision Head of Marketing & Communications
+41 21 732 09 40
ivan.schnider@nagra.com